Timings : Open 24 hours
Expected duration : 1-2 hours
How to reach : Baratang is about 100 km from Port Blair, and visitors can get there by car, bus or ferry. The government bus leaves from STS Bus Terminal (Aberdeen Bazaar) and takes 2 hours 30 minutes, costing INR 80. The ferry takes approximately 90-120 minutes to get to Baratang while a car or cab takes about 2 hours 45 minutes, the latter costing approximately INR 4500 for 6-7 people, inclusive of permits. Visitors can also take a ferry from Nilambur Jetty, which will take about 15 minutes, followed by a 160m climb up to the volcanoes.
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The only mud volcanoes found in India are on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, of which nine are on the Baratang Island. A fascinating destination for science enthusiasts, the mud volcanoes offer visitors the possibility of exploring tiny craters full of bubbling mud created due to the natural gases let out by underground decaying organic matter.
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