Baratang : Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Baratang Island: Total Area 297.60 sq. km2

Baratang is an Island situated in Middle Andaman zone of Great Andamans. It is around 65 kilometers by road from Port Blair. As per 2001 census Baratang has population of ~6000. The population consists people of Ranchi community, Bengalis, Telugus, Tamil and Malyalis. Baratang was a non-existent entity on the tourist map before the mud volcano and Limestone caves were opened for tourists in 2002. An estimated 1000 tourist's visit the place daily during seasons (Nov to March). A creative mangrove canopy walk connects to a trail through moist forests that leads to the lime stone caves. There are around 180 limestones in vicinity of each other, but only one is open for tourists as the rest are unsafe for entry.

Mud volcano, Baludera beach, the limestone caves and the Parrot island (or Tota Tekri is a island nearby the Nilambur Jetty. Tota tekri (Tota in Hindi is Parrot) gets its name because lots of Parrots are nesting in the Island) to Visit from here. You need to take a boat out to limestone caves and parrot island (separate trips). Parrot island is a sunset trip and should not be missed and can only be covered if you stay at Baratang. Limestone caves is nice and gets a little crowded in the boat because of day travellers from Port Blair. Please carry caps and water as its fairly long boat ride and there is no covering in the boat. Mud volcano was quite a let down so was the beach. The beach was quite shallow and stony but very empty. Go on a Jungle trek.

Baratang Creek    Baratang Limestone cave   

The only private resort "Dew Dale Resort" was closed down by Local Administration because of Tribal Area buffer zone notification in 2011

Daily Govt. Bus Service available from early morning 4.00 AM to 12.30 PM and return trip available from 5.30 AM to 2.00 PM.
•Pvt. Bus service available between 4.30 AM and 11.00 AM from Port Blair and return trip available from 7.00 AM to 12.30 PM.


Vehicle Convoy Timings
From Jirkatang (Towards Middle Andaman) From Middle Strait (Towards Port Blair)
6.30 AM 6.30 AM
7.00 AM 8.00 AM
8.00 AM 9.00 AM
9.30 AM 9.30 AM
11.30 AM 12.00 Noon
1.30 PM 1.30 PM
2.30 PM 3.00 PM

Healthcare: Almost 100% of healthcare delivery is done by Government centers :
Primary Health Centres (PHC) at : 1
Health Sub Centre : 03

Education : Primary School 5 | Middle School 2 | Secondary School 1 | Senior Secondary School 1


Villages in Baratang Island (Middle Andaman):

Village Name Village Type
01 Adajig Revenue Village
02 Bijoygarh Revenue Village
03 Udayagarh Revenue Village
04 Sundergarh Revenue Village
05 Nayagarh Revenue Village
06 Kanchangarh Revenue Village
07 Nilambur Revenue Village
08 Ranglachang Revenue Village
08 Rajatgarh Revenue Village
08 Khatta Khari Revenue Village
08 AbhayGarh Revenue Village
08 Wrafter’s Creek Revenue Village
08 Pawajig Forest Camp
08 Papita Dera Forest Camp
08 Shankar Nallah Forest Camp
08 Lorrojig Forest Camp
08 Middle Strait Forest Camp/Police
08 Vishnu Nallah APWDC
08 Bolcha Enchroached Forest Area
08 Khatta Khari Enchroached Forest Area
08 South Creek Enchroached Forest Area

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