7 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Day Trip To Baratang Island
A Slice of Paradise
Planning to go somewhere exotic and luxurious? Are you yearning to explore the seas, lounge under the shades of palm trees, play around in the sand with your loved ones and have the best time of your life? Then, the Baratang Island tour is where you need to be. One of the most idyllic and serene places to visit in Andaman islands, this tiny paradise is the most ideal place for you to relax and rejuvenate while also letting your adventurous spirit go free.
Due to the abundance of flora and fauna and the different kinds of trees, there are multiple fun activities that you can enjoy here. From trekking and hiking to underwater explorations, Baratang Island is a true treat for your soul!
When and How to Reach?
For the best weather and clear skies, it is best to plan your excursion at Andaman during the months of October to May. Avoid the monsoon months due to the torrential rainfall that the island is exposed to which can be quite dangerous for the tourists and will also ruin your plans.
The easiest way to reach Baratang Island is by taking a flight to Port Blair airport and then taking a bus to Middle strait. Bus services are the most convenient and readily available from STS Bus Terminal at Aberdeen Bazaar. It will take you around 2 hours 30 minutes. You will even have to take a ferry ride to reach the main island and that is a very exciting experience on its own.
Seven Amazing Reasons to Visit Baratang Island
A tropical carnival, with melodious twittering of birds and the clear water of the ocean lapping at your feet as the sun slowly sets painting the skies crimson – this island has come alive from a painting that you will fall in love with which is one of the main reason to visit andaman to this exquisite island. However, apart from relaxing and chilling with your friends.
Here are several other very exciting and thrilling activities
- Limestone Cave Trekking
- Mud Volcanoes Hiking
- Boat Ride Through Mangroves
- Enjoy Sea Walking
- Explore the Jarawa Creek
- Gaze at the Corals
- Exciting Water Activities
1. Limestone Cave Trekking
Nature’s own architecture, these naturally formed limestone caves at Andaman are a treat for your eyes. Take a walk through dense mangrove forests to reach these caves that have been formed over years through corrosion. The limestone formations emerge from the ceiling as well as the floor and makes for a marvellous texture that will leave you awestruck. It is a magical experience to see nature transform and evolve and create beautiful structures every day.
2. Mud Volcanoes Hiking
Did you ever imagine getting close to volcanoes? Well, now you can even hike and walk over these volcanoes lined around the island. Nature’s mysterious creations, these volcanoes were formed several years ago and are much smaller than the ones you have seen in videos. However, don’t be afraid, unlike the volcanoes you have read about, these volcanoes do not erupt hot molten lava but instead natural gases like methane erupt out as explosions.
3. Boat Ride Through Mangroves
Enjoy a tranquil and romantic boat ride through mangrove forests spread around the island creating a canopy. A step into the forests would make you feel like you have stepped into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland. The slow meandering waterway leads to exquisite land of the limestone caves. Awake the photographer and bird watcher within you as you will be blessed with views of exotic birds and animals that will leave you mesmerised. The canopy creates tantalising patterns on the water and you will be surprised to see rays of sunshine penetrating the thick forest to shine on you. A truly magical experience!
4. Enjoy Sea Walking
One of the best experiences that the Baratang Island has to offer is none other than sea walking. Imagine taking a stroll underwater while schools of fishes float by you in greeting. Only in dreams did you think this was possible! But now this can be a reality. The North Bay Island is where you need to go to take part in this ethereal experience. Don’t worry if you don’t know swimming, a sea walk is perfect for you as the guides will help you get up close with the myriad and vibrant aquatic life.
5. Explore the Jarawa Creek
Enjoy a serene and peaceful ride around the Jarawa Creek to absorb and appreciate the sheer pristine beauty of the island. One of the most famous tourist sports in Baratang Island, the Creek is home to one of the original tribes of Andamans known as the Jarawa tribe. Even after all these years, the tribe still maintains detachment from the outside developed world and sticks to its roots. They live in harmony with nature and their days are filled with dance, music and hunting. If you are lucky, you might get a glimpse of them amidst the dense greenery.
6. Gaze at the Corals
Explore bursts of colours and other worldly beauty in Mohwa Dera, where you can explore and view the corals in a way that you never thought was possible. About 31 kms from Port Blair, you can view this underwater fairyland and get familiar with different marine species. You can swim down to the corals or even peer through a glass hall and the experience will forever remain etched in your heart.
7. Exciting Water Activities
Baratang Island has some extremely beautiful beaches that are perfect for spending some quiet soothing time enjoying the wind in your hair and taking in the marvellous view of the sky meeting the water. You can rent eco-friendly huts at Baludera Beach and spend the whole day treating yourself to delicious drinks and sea food platter while feasting your eyes with the magnificent views in front of you. However if you want to get adventurous, then canoeing, snorkelling, swimming and other such fun activities are all offered with proper equipments and guides that will ensure that you have a great time.
Become One with Nature
Embark on a one day trip to Baratang Island and awaken your soul. Expose yourself to the sun and the sand, take a swim in the azure seas or go exploring the land like the true adventurer you are. Let yourself run wild with Nature. If you want to relieve your stress and refresh your mind, a Baratang island tour is what you need!
Hi! I am Paridhi. When not downing endless cups of coffee and binge-ing on Masala Fries, I can be found deeply engrossed in contemporary novels. Delhiite by birth and nomad by passion. I travel and I know things. I write travel blogs by day and binge watch thriller and rom-com by night.