Baratang Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are located between the Middle and South Andaman Islands. Approximately, 110 km from Port Blair, Baratang is another major attraction for most of the tourist visiting the islands. Baratang is famous for its natural wonders; from impressive Limestone Caves Baratang and dense mangrove creeks. There are tidal swamp forests and small but fascinating Mud Volcanoes. It is the first gateway up north from the capital city, located between the Middle and South of Andaman. The Baratang Island trip is considered to be an adventurous one day trip due to its long distance from the capital town of Port Blair
how to go to baratang from port blair
- We need to start early morning from port blair. If you want to visit Baratang and return back to Port Blair, you would have to start by 3 am and reach check post for 6 am.
- As we did Port blair -> Baratang -> Rangat -> Diglipur, We started around 6 am in a private cab from port blair and reached the check post around 8.30 am.
- We cross through Jarawa tribe forest reserve which opens at 6 am and 9 am. Baratang Island is around 100 km and will take around 2 hours.
- We will get to see Jarawa tribes during the drive to Baratang Island Andaman. Photos are strictly not allowed.
- Cab will drop you at Baratang and from there we need to take a boat to the limestone caves baratang
Limestone caves baratang island
After the boat ride through the mangroves of Baratang Andaman, with some distance of walking we will reach the limestone caves of baratang. Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed at the bottom of the sea. It is formed by the compression over millions of years of the gradual deposits of many ingredients such as marine life, shells, skeletons and corals.