Volcanoes in India

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Volcanoes are one of the strongest forces in nature. They have so much potential that they can wipe out the whole landmass in one go. You can find them on any continent. And the reason why people love living near volcanoes is that they make the soil fertile, rich in minerals and also increase tourism. So, are you too looking for the top-notch volcanoes in India? Here’s the list of 7 volcanoes in India for you.

Here is the list of 7 Volcanoes in India

1. Barren Island

Barren Island

Barren Island is a confirmed active volcano in the South-Asia. It is located in the Andaman Sea. Its first and the last eruption occurred in the year 1787 and 2017 respectively. One can easily reach Barren Island from Port Blair, which is around 138 kilometres away, either by a seaplane or by a boat/ ship.

Location: Andaman Islands
Type: Stratovolcano, Active
Last Eruption: 2017

2. Narcondam Island

Narcondam Island

It is a small volcanic island, which covers around 6.8 square kilometers of area. It is situated in the Andaman Sea. Well, it’s a fairly remote island and has very poor connectivity and is hard to reach. Till now, there had been only eight visits.

Location: Andaman Islands
Type: Stratovolcano, Dormant
Last Eruption: Unknown

3. Deccan Traps

Deccan Traps

They are located on the Deccan plateau, Maharashtra. They cover an area of around 500,000 square kilometers. Their formation resembles steps or stairs and are solodifies flood basalts. If you want to explore this place more, you can reach the destination via road.

Location: Maharashtra
Type: -
Last eruption: 2007

4. Baratang

Baratang

Baratang Island or Ranchiwalas Island is an island in the Andaman Islands with an area of 242.6 square kilometers. It contains only mud volcanoes, which have erupted in the past. If you are one of those who want to visit this place, then you have to take a local bus or taxi which will drop you at Nilambur Jetty. From here, you have to take a boat ride which will last for about 15 minutes and take you to your desired location.

Location: Andaman Islands
Type: Mud Volcano
Last eruption: Active since 2003

5. Dhinodhar Hill

Dhinodhar Hill

Dhinodhar hill, located in Gujarat, is an inactive volcano. Its elevation is around 386 metres. This extinct volcano can be reached from Bhuj, Devpur- Vithon route or Nakhatrana- Virani route. The location is around 75 kilometres from Bhuj.

Location: Gujarat
Type: Extinct Volcano
Last eruption: Inactive Volcano

6. Dhosi Hill

Dhosi Hill

Dhosi Hills are a part of the Aravalli Mountain Range, that has formation of igneous rocks. It is located in the state of Haryana. Dhosi Hills is easily accessible by road.

Location: Haryana
Type: Extinct Volcano
Last eruption: 732 Ma BP (million years before present)

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7. Tosham Hills

Tosham Hills

Tosham hill volcano is an extinct volcano with an average elevation of 207 metres. The rock formation present is igneous rocks and it is part of the Aravalli Mountain Range. Tosham hill is absolutely safe and can be reached easily by road.

Location: Haryana
Type: Extinct Volcano
Last eruption: 732 Ma BP (million years before present)

All of these volcanoes are very beautiful gifts of nature and this is the reason why they are so famous and everyone wants to see them. So, these were the only 7 volcanoes in India.

This post was published by Jahnvi Sharma

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