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    About the Activity:Get a chance to explore one of the most feared islands of Andaman, Baratang Island on this tour.Start your tour at 3:30 AM on a shared Cab from Port Blair and drive through the dense tropical forest of the region.Reach the starting point and the entran...

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Limestone Caves

Baratang Island and the limestone caves in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are awesomely famous for different reasons. The thick mangrove forests, the enlarged tropical forest canopy, the friendly rivers to take a boat ride and the carvings of nature in the form of mud volcanoes and limestone caves are the principal factors that overshadowing everything else on the island. Tourists love to visit Baratang during their tour of Andaman especially for the glowing structures found in the caves made of limestone which are years old. 

The journey to the caves is splendid as one has to cross the mangrove forests and the tribal reserves from Baratang boat jetty. These caves give away a feeling that you are at some place which is not a part of Andaman Islands. These are the rare caves which contain the stalagmites and stalactites rock structures proving against the common myth that both of them cannot be found together in one place. If you are really exhausted by repeatedly visiting the islands and beaches in Andaman then you must visit Baratang Island and these caves especially. 

Also, find the list of all the best places in Baratang Island for your next Andaman trip. 

Highlights: The mangrove forests encircling the caves are the real attraction at this place and people are eagerly waiting to take an adventurous boat ride through the mangroves and find the sleeping crocodiles in water. Another highlight which leaves the beauty of the caves heightened is its originality kept preserved from time immemorial. Humans have not exploited the real charm of the caves and thus these caves are stealing hundreds of hearts.

Activities: Boating and trekking can be done here.

Distance from Port Blair: To reach Baratang Island, one has to travel via road for almost 100 kms. You can take a bus or drive yourself and then you have to cross the Middle Strait and a half an hour long boat ride will take you to the limestone caves and formations.  

Location: Baratang Island is the region where limestone caves are found.

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Mangrove Creek

Almost 13% of India’s mangrove cover is in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and among that, majority is appearing in Baratang Island, an ecologically important and a famous tourist destination. In terms of density and growth, Andaman’s mangroves seem to be the best. 

Mangroves are found in abundance where there is brackish water and that is the reason behind Baratang Island’s consecutive support in the growth of thick mangrove creeks there.

Highlights: There are tremendous scopes for bird watching as the thick wilderness is a haven for rare species of colorful birds. Also, there are sleeping crocodiles in the water. Hence, people are not supposed to insert their hands inside because the crocodiles will pull you toward the water.

Activities: The island offers a relaxing boat ride through these mangroves which would lead you to reach the prestigious attraction of Baratang that is the Lime Stone Caves. Apart from Baratang mangrove creek safari, the tourists are directed to enjoy other safaris like Yerrata Creek, Dhaninalla Mangrove Creek and Sabari Village in Rangat etc.

Distance from Port Blair: Baratang Island is located 100 km's away from the beautiful Port Blair. There are plenty of boats will be available to take you through the dense forests but one thing to remember is that you should sit firmly on the boat since even a single movement will cause you fall into the mangrove roots filled water.

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Parrot Island

An uninhabited island located in the southern part of Andaman, Parrot Island is a paradise on Earth exhibiting the wonderful attractions of nature elaborately. There are a lot of beaches on Nicobar island welcome the plenty of tourists every year. It is a part of Baratang Island and can be accessed from Baratang Jetty. There is a chance for a spooky ride in a dinghy boat from the jetty as the route goes through several creeks. You can also go for cruise ride in andaman for leisure experience. 

Before you reach Parrot Island, you will see a bunch of mangrove forests, appear as an evenly cut and well- arranged extending a pleasant view of nature at its best. And a fact is obvious from the name of the island. Yes, Parrot Island got its name from the hundreds of parrot flocks come to visit the beaches and mangrove forests and stay overnight here. They sharpen the mangrove roots with their red beak and thus the mangrove garden got equal shape and symmetry.

Highlights: Apart from the green parrots, visitors have spotted the large multi-colored parakeets on the island and both these species made the structure of island totally camouflaging and mind blowing. The sunset views, not to be explained, are dramatically stunning as it combines the sea and the sky together and indicates that the groups of parrots and parakeets are coming to the island soon.

Activities: Sightseeing in the major activity that can be done on Parrot Island as it showcases a number of forests, mangrove gardens and rare sights of colorful birds. But the boating through the creeks and the mangrove gardens is considered to be a thrilling adventure activity.

Distance from Port Blair: The nearest city to Baratang Island is Port Blair and from the city one can take a cab or bus to Diglipur and Parrot Island is located at a distance of 30 km from Baratang Jetty. It would take around 30 minutes to reach the island by Dunghi boat available at Baratang Jetty.

You can also check out our guide on the top hotels to stay in andaman for an amazing experience. 

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Traveller Tales From Baratang Island

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Bilva Khanna

22 November 2017

Very unique place and our boat ride through the Mangrove was just awesome, serene and tranquil place. Do carry a torch with your if you are going for the Limestone caves, you can explore a bit deeper.

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Devesh Pillai

22 November 2017

It was just the best , the limestone caves were really beautiful, the sound of water drops inside the cave will make you feel as if you are on a treasure hunt.

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Mukul Ahluwalia

22 November 2017

What a thrilling trip it was, learned a lot about the Jarawa tribe, enjoyed some delicious lunch and also made some new friends. Our trek through the paddy fields, mangroves, and the light drizzles, s

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Minakshi Mukhopadhyay

22 November 2017

It was a great adventure for all 5 of us. We had full support from the team from starting till the end. I was scared at first to go to Baratang Island as I have heard a lot of stories about the Jarawa ...

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Devagya Jain

22 November 2017

Went on Baratang Island tour with my friend. It was a wonderful tour, our pick up was on time and our Mangroe tour was great, trekking to the Limestone cave was fun too. We even enjoyed a delicious lun...

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Mohana Arora

22 November 2017

Huge thanks to the wonderful team for making our adventure so much fun. I have heard about the Baratang Islands in the Andaman, and this time when I actually went there, I just could not stop staring. ...

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Chandraketu Bharadwaj

22 November 2017

Just came back from this awesome trip of Andaman. Definitely go for this package, we had a wonderful service, pick up was right on time and we got to learn a lot of the Jarawa tribe living in the Barat...

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Ramesh Chattopadhyay

22 November 2017

Had a great time when I went on Baratang Island adventure. Good arrangements have been made, the pick up was a bit delayed but once we reach the island everything was just fine. Limestone cave and our...

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Saraswati Achari

22 November 2017

Decent package and that too with everything included. Our adventure at Baratang island was really great. Our guide Rehman told was a lot about the Jarawa tribe that lives in the island. The limestone c...