Andaman Baratang Island
(100 Kms. by road from Port Blair)
This island between South and Middle Andaman has stunning beaches, angiospermous tree creeks, mud-volcanoes and sedimentary rock caves. Andaman highroad to Rangat and Mayabunder goes through this island. Sedimentary rock cave are often explored with the permission of Forest Department at Baratang and correct native steering.
Baratang Island could be a entree to North & Middle Andaman District of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This District is kind of unknown from the traveling purpose of read. This is often one in every of better part of your trip to Andaman Islands thanks to its virgin beauty and natural wonders. In Baratang Island you'll see Mud Volcano, angiospermous tree and tropical forests, sedimentary rock Caves, Parrot Island and one nice deserted beach at Baludera. Different way-out beaches are accessible from Baratang like Merk Bay Beach in North Passage Island, Lalaji Bay Beach etc.
It is recommended to require a conducted tour of the Baratang islands, if you would like to come back on a similar day. In this case you may miss seeing Parrot Islands. Once you begin from Port Blair early morning at around four am, the primary halt is at Jirkatang (40 kms from Port Blair on road). At Jirkatang you may get a forest/police check post.
Jirkatang Police Checkpost (extreme right is that the public toilet)
simply opposite to the check post on the opposite aspect of the road could be a temple (just for a landmark ) Temple opposite to Jirkatang Checkpost. From here starts a stretch of 49kms forest (Jarwah Reserve Forest), wherever you can't halt your vehicle or walk on foot or take snaps/video. On the opposite finish of the Jarwah Reserve forest is Middle strait breakwater. The breakwater can take you to the opposite aspect of the strait in concerning quarter-hour. Here you have got reached Baratang islands.
Map route from Port Blair to Rangat/Mayabunder (given at Jirkatang Checkpost, legends square measure in Hindi).
This is one in every of the foremost exciting elements of journey, wherever you may see the tribes (Jarwah). (This could be a surprising example of the human safaris that occur within the Andaman, wherever tourists drive through the Jarawa's forest attempting to 'spot' them, like animals in an exceedingly park. it's prohibited to advertise these safaris, however they still press on daily. India's Supreme Court ordered the road through the Jarawa's reserve (the Andaman Trunk Road) to be enclosed 2002. Sadly it remains open and also the human safaris still continue.) The Jarawa square measure an autonomous savage individuals, UN agency show no sign of eager to be part of the thought.