Baratang Island is located about 100 km from Port Blair and if you take it from the tourism point of view, then this island is an unexplored gem filled with pure beauty and natural wonders. This must-visit destination slouches with verdant green meadows and thick mangrove forests. Incredible yet overlooked place Baratang Island houses some unique and fascinating attractions like the impressive limestone caves and interesting mud volcanoes. The limestone caves in Baratang is a sedimentary rock formed and compressed over millions of years by the continuous deposits of many components and elements such as seashells, marine life, corals, and skeletons. Soon after you enter the caves, you are bound to start rubbernecking as you will find limestone formations hanging from the top and bottom. Besides, these caves are regularly emerging and growing in shapes and sizes.
Baratang island 100 km by road from Port Blair is between South and Middle Andaman and popular for mangrove creeks, mud volcanoes, and limestone caves. The prime attraction of the journey to the island through the lush green tropical rain forest on Andaman Trunk Road and crossing water channel where boats carry vehicles. The boat ride to the Limestone caves pass through magnificent narrow Mangrove creeks.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit the limestone caves in the Baratang Island in Andaman is from November to February every year as preferred by the tourists.
Open and Closing Time
timing: No specific timings.
Suggested duration: Almost the entire day.
No fee is required barring adventure sports, transport and food.
Near By Attraction
Hotels available near Baratang Island.
Application Availability Which Saves Some Money
Zomato, Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food at a cheap price).
Uber, Ola(Provide 24/7 Cab Services).
Interesting facts about Baratang Island
Baratang Island is a full day tour that starts in the morning usually around 4 AM and ends by 5 PM. A full day is required for a visit to this island and can be visited from Port Blair itself. In case you are visiting Diglipur in North Andaman then you can visit this destination en route Diglipur. Baratang bring forward the other side of Andaman mainly the thick forest and the jungle side of Andaman. The limestone Caves and the mangrove ride is a unique attraction in the island. Mud Volcano in Baratang is not much liked by travellers because of not so clear visibility of the volcano. Though people who are interested can visit Mud Volcano as well.
Baratang Island is a part of the Andaman and Nicobar group and is located just 90 Kms from Port Blair. At a distance of only 4 Kms from the island, Mud Volcano at Baratang can be seen. It is a great tourist attraction in Andaman.
Baratang Island is a gateway to North & Middle Andaman District of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This District is quite unexplored from the tourism point of view. This is one of best part of your trip to Andaman Islands because of its virgin beauty and natural wonders. In Baratang Island you can see Mud Volcano, mangrove and tropical forests, Limestone Caves, Parrot Island and one nice deserted beach at Baludera. Other offbeat beaches are also accessible from Baratang such as Merk Bay Beach in North Passage Island, Lalaji Bay Beach etc.