Must Visit Places in Andaman

Somebody in a blog said it as- “This morning I woke up with blurry sense of humour. The red and green curtains in my rooms didn’t make any sense. It wasn’t raining outside and the fan wasn’t making sounds. I buried my face back into the pillow, knowing that I am not in Andaman any more, knowing that I am back to my world, back to the daily routine of life. My stay was hardly for a week but I know it will take me more than that to recover from the missing sickness. I miss the ‘small town’ city, I miss the twists and turns of the road, I miss the lined up greenery everywhere, I miss the never ending sea – the dancing of the waves, the chirping of the hiding birds, the nature at its best… I miss Andaman, so much..” – by Shalinijena

Around Baratang

  • Baratang Island

    Baratang is a pristine destination for nature lovers, apart from huge forest cover, mangroves & wild animals, the place is also a famed tourist destination for its famous Lime Stone Caves, the Mud Volcano & Parrot Island (where Parrots in thousand roost for the night - however as I have shot the video both in low light and a from a swaying boat, it is blurred at times).

  • Lime Stone

    From Baratang island (Nilambur Jetty) Lime Stone Caves are half and hour boat ride through a wide creek which leads to Nayadera Jetty and further one and half km. walk through tropical forest. Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed at the bottom of the sea. It is formed by the compression over million of years of the gradual deposits of many ingredients such as marine life, shells, skeletons and corals.

    There is a board-walk winding its way through mangroves from the main creek to Nayadera Jetty for a distance of about 240 mtrs. Tourists either may directly reach by boat or walk through the board walk to reach Nayadera jetty.

  • Mud Volcano

    Mud Volcano is approachable by road from Nilambur jetty. One has to reach up to jarawa creek by vehicle. From Jarawa Crek Mud volcano is at a walkable distnace of 250-300 meters. A mud volcano is created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground. As the mud is pushed upwards by the gas, it deposits and hardens above the ground. As more mud oozes out and spills over the edge it grows in size, gradually forming a miniature volcano with rich, creamy mud crater at the top.

  • Parrot Islands

    This is a small uninhabited island located near Baratang Jetty. What makes it attractive for tourists is the mystery that this island holds which calls thousands of parrots every evening. To reach here, one has to take a dinghi boat from Baratang Jetty and cross through a creek. It is better to visit in the evenings if you want to see parrots. Each evening, thousands of parrots flock together and roost here. They leave this island next morning. In the mean time they trim the island and leave it perfectly pruned. As the sun sets, the quite sea and the silence turns into a roosting ground for many parakeets. The birds that come to Parrot Islands are called parakeets as they are varied groups. Watch the birds come and roost, and fly inside and outside the island. You cannot leave from there without wondering ‘why only Parrot Island?’

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