Mangrove creeks and Limestone caves
Nayadera, Baratang island.
The Limestone cave formations at Nayadera and the vast mangrove covered creeks are the main attractions for tourists in Baratang. The island is known for limestones, which deposit itself either above the soil or under the ground forming interesting formations and layers. 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 trough a 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 sealing like chandeliers. The water is constantly dripping from the sealing making the stalactites and stalagmites shine and glow. The sad part of this sight is that people visiting the caves are destroying these wonders of nature by littering and signing names on the ancient formations.