Baratang is famous for its natural wonders; from impressive limestone caves and dense mangrove cowered creeks to tidal swamp forests and its small but fascinating mud volcanoes. It is the first gateway up north from the capital city, located between Middle and South Andaman. Due to its distance from Port Blair (approximately 100km) it is a popular one-day trip destination, especially for those who come with limited time on hand.
Unlike Havelock Island, Baratang remains slightly less developed. One must not expect a major tourist hub as there are almost no tourist facilities, fancy restaurants or luxury accommodation facilities here. Most locals do not speak English. The place, however, is still a natural delight!
Those who do decide to stay for a night or two will be rewarded with virgin beaches, some interesting bird watching opportunities, a rural way of life, adventure mangrove boat rides and plenty of cheap authentic Indian dishes. If you are a nature explorer or a wildlife fan, (or both) you should definitely pay a visit to this diverse island.