Baratang Island

Baratang Island is a day-trip destination from Port Blair. Baratang is famous for its natural wonders; from impressive Limestone Caves and dense mangrove creeks. There are tidal swamp forests and small but fascinating Mud Volcanoes. It is the first gateway up north from the capital city, located between the Middle and South of Andaman. Trip to Baratang island was long but definitely worth visiting.

Places visit to Baratang Island
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Limestone cave

A limestone cave or cavern is a natural cavity that is formed underneath the Earth's surface that can range from a few meters to many kilometers in length and depth. Most of the world's caves, including those at the Cradle of Humankind, are formed in porous limestone. You can easily get a boat at the Nilambur jetty, which will take you to the famous caves. On the way, you can admire scenic coastline covered with mangrove forests and you even pass through mangrove-covered canals making the ride more exciting. Once you reach the wooden jetty at Nayadera you will have to walk down for about 1.2kms to view this beauty of nature. The walls of caves here are covered with massive formations dangling from the ceiling like chandeliers. The water is constantly dripping from the ceiling making the stalactites and stalagmites shine and glow. The sad part of this site is that people visiting the caves are destroying these wonders of nature by littering and signing names on the ancient formations.

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Mud Volcano

Baratang contains the only known examples of mud volcanoes in India. These mud volcanoes have erupted sporadically, with recent eruptions in 2005 believed to have been associated with the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. The previous major eruption recorded was on 18 February 2003. The locals call this mud volcano jalki. This is formed by gases and liquids excreted by the earth's interior. Gases like methane, carbon dioxide and nitrogen are released. There is no lava spewed out, but mud in a semi-solid state when it comes out of the volcano.

Rangat Island

Rangat is a town on the Middle Andaman Island, Andaman Archipelago. It is also one of the three counties (tehsils) administrative divisions of the North and Middle Andaman district, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India. Its population, according to the 2001 Census of India, was 38,824 people, mainly of Bengalis and Tamils. Rangat is 210 km from Port Blair and 70 km south of Mayabunder. The town is well connected by road and sea routes. The town has been described as a "ramshackle sprawl around two rows of chai shops and general stores divided by the ATR [ Andaman Trunk Road ]." Some nearby tourist attractions are Amkunj Beach (8 km away) Dhani Nallah located at out skirts of Rangat and Cutbert Bay Beach (18 km away). The latter is an important turtle nesting ground, especially from December to February.

Some famous places of Rangat Island
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Amkunj Beach

The Amkunj beach is located at the Nimbutala village at a distance of 8kms from Rangat. The beach is equally beautiful and scenic just like any other beach in Andaman. Amkunj Beach is also called an eco-friendly beach in Rangat. It has a rocky shoreline and is not ideal for swimming; however, one can carefully stroll across to witness its beauty. Tourists can sit on the wooden benches installed on the shoreline and watch the waves come up to the uneven terrain. As per the Google review this beach is one of best of Andaman Island.

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Dhani Nallah

Dhani Nallah is a nature walkway and beach on the outskirts of Rangat, Middle Andaman Island, in the Andaman Islands. It is located 20 km from Rangat adjacent to Andaman trunk road (ATR). Dhani Nallah is named after a mangrove associate locally called as Dhanipatti. The wooden boardwalk meandering through mangrove creek for a distance of 713 m is the main tourist attraction for the place. The beach is well known for turtle nesting, including Olive ridley sea turtles. Hawksbill Nest, Cutbert Bay, is a guest house run by the tourism department, 2 km from the entry point of Dhani Nallah walkway.

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Cutbert Bay Beach

Cutbert Bay Beach is located at a distance of 12 km. from Rangat. This lengthy beach with a tropical forest bordering is famous for turtle nesting in season. One can view the turtle nesting during December-February. The Cuthbert Bay Beach at Rangat Island Andaman Island is a place that should be talked about more in the grand equation of beaches but unfortunately isn’t. it lets you see the world from a different point of view and makes you realize how insignificant the worldly problems are in the grand scheme of things. The enormity of the skyline and the sea merging together enables you to question the standard of aesthetics that we set for ourselves. Another impetus of stepping foot onto the beach is to witness the won.