Passenger vessel service between Port Blair and Campbell bay regularly visit Katchal (East). These vessels go alongside the wharf at East Bay port. Katchal (East) lighthouse is about 6 km North by road from the port 5 km upto Kapanga Village and then by pathway for about 1 km. There is asphalt road from port to Kapanga. Katchal is an important island of Nancowry group. The island has main land settlers mostly from southern states brought here for the cultivation of Spices and Rubber. Some portion of the forest has been cleared for the cultivation. Besides Spices, Coconut, Arracknut, Jack fruit also have been cultivated on this island..The 10m high masonry tower was constructed in 1985. The 500 mm optical equipment and the DA gas flasher with sun valve procured from LH Workshop, Madras were installed on the and commissioned into service on 18th January 1986. The DA gas equipment was replaced by electronic flasher and halogen lamp operating on Solar charged batteries and commissioned into service on 25th January 1996.
Katchal Island East Bay Lighthouse Port Blair-744101