Where is baratang located?

Andaman Islands
Baratang Island is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the North and Middle Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island lies 150 km (93 mi) north of Port Blair….Baratang Island.

Census Code 35.639.0002
Official Languages Hindi, English

Is baratang worth visiting?

Trip to Baratang island was long but definitely worth visiting. If you are a foreigner then expect lots registrations, another one was already at Baratang jetty before taking a boat to the cave (we hired a speed boat and it was great, takes max 15-20 mins passing mangroves.

Is Baratang Island Open now?

2) North & Middle Andaman District now has been opened w.e.f. 23/02/2021. Hence, tourist attractions like Baratang (Limestone caves), Long Island, and Rose & Smith Island etc. which lie in North & Middle Andaman are now open for tourists.

Is it safe to visit Baratang Island?

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.

Can we stay at baratang Island?

Hotels and Resorts in Baratang It is possible to stay there but one has to book months in advance from Port Blair. Walk-ins are usually not welcomed. There used to be a private resort called ‘Dew Dale Resort’ which is not shut.

What is the cost of scuba diving in Andaman?

Dive Type No. of Dives Cost
PADI Scuba Diver Course – Upto 12m 2 Rs.16500
PADI Open Water Course – Upto 18m 4 Rs.25400
PADI Advanced Open Water Course – Upto 30m 5 Rs.20200
Emergency First Responder Rescue Course (CPR/First Aid) (Non-Dive) 0 Rs.8675

Why is baratang island famous?

Baratang is famous for its natural wonders; from impressive Limestone Caves 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.

Why tourists are not allowed in Nicobar Islands?

Southernmost tip of the Great Nicobar is also the southernmost point of India. There used to be a road to reach the Indira Point from Campbell Bay, however, the road was washed away by the Boxing Day tsunami. Unfortunately the Indra Point is currently within tribal territory and entry there is prohibited.

Is alcohol allowed in Andaman?

Although alcohol is available in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the availability of imported alcohol is extremely limited. Except for a few IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) bottles, the alcohol availability is restricted to mostly Indian brands.

How do you get to Jolly Buoy island?

Jolly Buoy can only be reached by taking a boat from Wandoor. The usual time to reach there is 1.5 hours from the airport including a 30-minute drive to Wandoor and then a boat to Jolly Buoy. It is always advised to prebook the ferries because the demand can be really high at times.

What is the best time for scuba diving?

January-May period is when the seas are the calmest (especially March-May, when the sea is sometimes to calm that it resembles a mirror) and surface conditions are best for diving. June – August is the rainy season.

Which island is best for scuba diving?

Cozumel & Riviera Maya, Mexico. Excellent Drift Diving, Beautiful Corals & Diverse Marine Life!

  • Cayman Islands.
  • Bahamas.
  • Roatan, Honduras.
  • Turneffe Atoll, Belize.
  • Silver Bank, Dominican Republic.
  • Turks and Caicos.
  • Where is Baratang Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

    Baratang Island is in Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is the Union territory of India. Baratang Island is little away from the Port Blair located at a distance of 150 km north of Port Blair. The island is also known as Ranchiwalas Island is the opening gateway for the Northern and middle part of Andaman Islands.

    How many villages are there on Baratang Island?

    There are a twelve villages on Baratang, most noted are Adazig, Sunderghar, Nayaghar and Nilambur (HQ). According to the 2011 census of India, the Island has 5691 inhabitants. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 100%. This island is inhabited mainly by the local Jarawa tribes.

    Who is the current DFO of Baratang Island?

    Forest area of island is managed by DFO, Baratang .Currently, Vipul Pandey is DFO. The island is dissected by the Andaman Trunk Road to Rangat and Mayabunder. There are two ferry crosses: “Bamboo Trikery” Jetty and “Nilambur” Jetty.

    Which is the best way to go to Baratang?

    Limestone Caves: From Baratang regular buses are available to Limestone caves. These beautiful caves are very ancient and are formed by the erosion of rocks. These caves are 30 minutes by sea from Baratang Jetty. Boats from the Jetty start at 8 am.