Barren Island in Andaman, India
Witness the only active volcano in entire South Asia at Barren Island
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About Barren Island In Andaman
Barren Island is located in Andaman and is home to the only active volcano in South Asia. As the name suggests, the island is devoid of human life and is inhabited only by rats, goats, flying foxes, and bats. The Island is around 139 kilometers from Port Blair, Andaman. The Island is around three kilometers wide and has two kilometers wide caldera.
History of Volcano Eruptions
The first volcano eruption as per historical record was in the year 1787. Again in the year 1991 and 1994, the volcano erupted and smoke continued for months. Since then, Barren Island has seen many eruptions once or twice almost every year. The latest eruption was recorded in the year 2018.
About Barren Island?
If one wants to reach the Island, permission from the Forest Department of Andaman must be taken. The Island can only be explored by ferries and seaplanes. No one is allowed even near to the shore of Barren Island. From Havelock Island, it takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach Barren Island. One gets to see the captivating view of the Island and the active volcano from the ferry. One can also book a private seaplane and get an aerial view of the active volcano. Barren Island is a famous place for scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Many experienced divers come to the island to explore the untouched and pristine underwater world, after taking permission from the Forest Department. For a clearer vision of the volcano, it is suggested to visit Barren Island from November to February.
Other Famous Volcanos in Andaman and Nicobar
Another volcanic island in Andaman and Nicobar is Narcondam Island, which is classified as a dormant volcano by the Geological Survey of India. Narcondam Island is under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Another island famous for a volcanic eruption is Baratang Island for mud volcanoes.
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Places To Visit In Andaman
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Saddle Peak In Andaman
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Campbell Bay In Andaman
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Havelock Island In Andaman
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Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park In Andaman
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Mount Harriet National Park in Andaman
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Things To Do In Andaman
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Bird Watching in Andaman
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Scuba Diving in Andaman
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Sea Walk in Andaman
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Trekking in Andaman
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Snorkeling In Andaman
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Lavnesh's 8 days trip to AndamanLack of knowledge about the hotel's room. If you ask for the difference they don't know. I did the full payment almost 2 weeks earlier from my trip date and asked for hotel and cruise tickets. But they didn't give me until the last date of the trip.
Tarun's 6 days trip to AndamanIt's pleasure to visit a beautiful place "Andaman" with your partner and we are glad we choose Jubilant Travel as our guider, Miss Anita..as a guider, as a supporter ..she has delivered her best and we got the best. Thank you Miss Anita for choosing wonderful hotels for us & special thanx for your extraordinary support, as your were available on phone calls/message every time to suggest us where to eat , where to go for best shopping etc!! The itinerary which you suggested was appropriate & the experience we had in Havelock & Neil island was amazing, wonderful sunset view @ Laxmanpur beach (Neail -island) We had best experience at Elephanta beach for water sports activity , people in Andaman have very co-operative nature ..we went there via speed boat..again a nice experience.. MAKRUZZ GOLD, wonderful view..and a great experience. ..!!
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Rathi's 6 days trip to AndamanEverything was good Except the hotel at havelock.it was the worst there was no proper ac and shower. And they charged me 1500 extra for flower decoration at hotel.
Aakash's 6 days trip to AndamanCab drivers in port Blair was not updo the mark Havelock sland co coordinator was to much supportive. We enjoyed there a lot...as well as we enjoyed at Neil island. But coordinator was not that much supportive
Pratik's 7 days trip to AndamanYour agent Shalu Saxena did not receive a single call of us, when were at port blair jetty when no cab was there for pick up and local coordinator was not receiving call. Later we called severely time to her but she never answered call. Very poor service...
Satendra's 6 days trip to AndamanThe whole package given by travel triangle was excellent. I have enjoyed alot. All hotels and arrangements was very good.
Kumar's 5 days trip to AndamanTrip was good but not as expected bcoz after arivel at airport we gone to hotel zambnb at 10 am but there was no arrangements, Room was very bad and smelting badly and geyser was not working we have wait for two hours and staff told us that electrician is coming but at last after 2 hour they give us another room which was comparatively good. And trip was also not managed properly we can spent almost 3 days at Havelock and not visit Neil island, we have plenty of time at Havelock but Ascot travel advisor not advised us as they should be. Havelock is very good place and we have enjoyed scuba dive which is the best part of this trip I have never experienced
Prathdotdj's 5 days trip to AndamanMy Parents enjoyed the service provided by Travel triangle for 5 days.
Rajkishorprasad's 5 days trip to AndamanIt's was amazing Scuba diving and radhanagar beach
Ekbote's 7 days trip to AndamanJourney was really good rather u can say awsome bt the hotels that has been booked was not so good.
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Barren Island is famous for varied marine life, beautiful coral reefs, and scuba diving.
The famous attractions near Barren Island are Havelock Island, Ross Island, Neil Island, and Chidiya Tapu.
Nobody is allowed to get on the shore of Barren Island however you can take a ferry and get an enthralling view of the island or take a seaplane and get an aerial view of the island.
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