Baratang Beach


Baratang Island, situated in between the South and Middle Andaman Islands is also known as ‘Ranchiwala’. The island is well-known for golden beaches, mud volcanoes, mangrove forests, and limestone caves. The island is located at a distance of 110 km from Port Blair. The 3 hrs journey to the island from the capital city is exciting and adventurous. The island is a paradise for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Parrot island of Baratang is the perfect place for travellers to spot various kinds of parrots. Marvellous limestone caves formed due to the deposition of sedimentary rocks is another highlighting feature of the island. Some parts of the island are occupied by Jarwa tribes. These people hesitate to communicate with the modern world. Clicking pictures and passing food items these tribal people is strictly prohibited. Rock climbing and trekking are popularly practised adventure activities on the island. Boat riding through mangrove forest is one of the popular activities of the island. Baludera beach of the island is a secluded beach of the island. As the island is situated far from the city, only a few restaurants are seen. Travellers could reach the island either by private jeep, car or government bus.