Located in South Andaman, the Manglutan Rubber Plantation is an easily accessible destination for experience seekers. This popular tourist destination is a testament to the distinct vegetation grown in the region, including rubber. The suitable climatic conditions and soil of the area allow for the successful development of rubber plantations. The Manglutan rubber plantations are spread over 100 acres and are located close to Wandoor Beach. It is approximately 20 kilometres away from Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. If you plan on visiting the rubber plantations of South Andaman, be prepared for a fun, informative, albeit slightly smelly affair!
What is it known for?
Known as one of the most extensive plantations of rubber in the region with more than 10,000 rubber trees, the Manglutan Rubber Plantation offers a unique experience that is a must-see for any traveller. This unique spot offers tourists a guided tour of the entire plantation, as well as knowledge about the process of making rubber. The guide will take visitors through the whole process, starting from the removal of rubber from trees known as ‘tapping’, to the process of rolling it into rubber sheets and the conversion to the final product.
Apart from rubber, the plantation is also home to several spices that are locally grown, such as cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. Some of these spices are also sold here, and visitors can also buy honey, souvenirs and tender coconuts and coconut milkshakes to quench their thirst.
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