Baratang, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

About the Location

This island between South and Middle Andaman has beautiful beaches, mangrove creeks, mud-volcanoes and limestone caves. Andaman Trunk Road to Rangat and Mayabunder goes through this island. Limestone cave can be explored with the permission of Forest Department at Baratang and proper local guidance.

Departure / Return Location Phoenix Bay, Port Blair
Port Blair
Activities Bird Watching, Trekking
What to wear Cotton outfits, Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion
Days Open/Closed: Closed: Monday

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Attractions at Baratang:

Limestone Caves at Baratang : Baratang

  1. Limestone Caves at Baratang :

Approachable by Boat from Baratang Nilambur Jetty (20/25 minute). The boat takes around 5 and 10 persons and cost Rs 600. per head (both ways). The boat ride is through thick mangrove forest. The cave which is about 1.5 km walk through a kachha road but comfortable journey. Different shapes are formed in rocks over the years. The wooden walkway made over the mangrove forest is very nice & charming.


Mud Volcano at Baratang : Baratang

  2. Mud Volcano at Baratang :

Mud Volcano is approachable by road from Nilambur jetty. One has to reach up to Jarawa creek by vehicle. From Jarawa Crek Mud volcano is at a walkable distance of 250-300 meters. A mud volcano is created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground. As the mud is pushed upwards by the gas, it deposits and hardens above the ground. As more mud oozes out and spills over the edge it grows in size, gradually forming a miniature volcano with rich, creamy mud crater at the top. Mud Volcano are only in few places of the world of which many exists in Andaman Islands in India. One could actually see mud appearing like wet concrete bubbling live.


Parrot Island : Baratang

  3. Parrot Island :

The sight of hundreds of parrots returning home before every sunset is an experience that draws nature lovers to Parrot island. Visiting this small island is an interesting escapade combining bird watching, boat rides trough mangrove fringed coastline and marvelling the enchanting sun setting behind the island.

Parrot island is best viewed during sunrise or sunset when parrots come to roost here. The view of the sunset is amazing and as soon as the sun sets, hundreds of parrots came to the island. They keep flying around the island for about 10 minutes after which they settle down. The boats for Parrot island leave not sooner than 4.15pm and by that time there are no buses left for Port Blair. A night stay at Baratang is required


Standard Itinerary for Baratang

Trip Information

  • Location : Baratang, India
  • Travel by: Bus. Boat
  • Activities: Bird Watching, Trekking

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