5 Reasons to Visit the Karmatang Beach of Mayabunder in AndamanMayabunder, which is the only other shipping dock to have the permission to receive direct ships from the mainland of India, is located about 242 kilometers away from the capital and main harbor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair. This tehsil or county, is a part of the Andaman Archipelago, situated in the Northern Part of the Middle Andaman Island.
The region is replete with several scenic views and naturally beautiful tourist spots, but is not as resplendent as the other Islands of the region, being a well-populated zone. Although, the place does have quite a few beautiful beaches that are worth visiting for several reasons.
Once such beach, located at a distance of around 20 minutes or 12 kilometers from the town of Mayabunder, is the Karmatang beach. This is one of the most famous beaches of the region and can serve as a great tourist spot, although the beach is not suitable for bathing. In spite of that there are quite a few reasons, why one should pay a visit to the Karmatang beach, especially if you intend to spend a relaxing and leisurely day at the Mayabunder town.
5 Reasons to Visit the Karmatang Beach1. Although the beach is not as serene as a white sand beach, as it has the brown muddy shade of the sand lending the same color to the water, but the beach is flat and very clean with greenery all around. Its cleanliness and greenery makes it picturesque beach which leads to become a very famous tourist spot.
2. The Karmatang beach has many small huts and shades, which are not only perfect for shelter from the sun or rain or meant for sitting and reading but are also perfect places for holding evening get-together and parties along with day time picnics with family and friends.
3. This beach is a great place to enjoy a day at peace with the sea by the side and your family, since it has a large children’s park to keep your kids engaged while you can read books or listen to music, while sitting under a tree on a bench or a mat in the same park. The beach is also great for taking long walks with your better half or playing beach volley with friends.
4. Apart from the benches and huts, the Karmatang beach also has many hammocks hung between trees, which can be found every now and then. So if you want to doze off while reading your favorite book, then look for a hammock, lie down on it and enjoy.
5. This palm fringed beach is also known for being a famous nesting ground for sea turtles, which is a treat to watch for the tourists visiting the place for the first time.
The beach is a very frequently visited destination for the local city dwellers, looking forward to spend a weekend or may be an evening in the lap of nature. But while traveling to the beach, you must carry a mosquito repellent cream, if you are planning to spend some part of the evening or night there, since the place gets full of sand flies post the sunset. So travel smart and stay safe on your visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.