Mud Volcano, Baratang

Jarwa Creek, Baratang, Andaman islands



A short ride from the Nilambur jetty and another 160m walk up a rocky path is what it takes to reach the mud volcanoes. These small muddy craters are created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground that push mud upwards. Please note that this is not a visually stunning sight, as most of the times there is just a pile of dried or small bubbling puddles of mud. However Andaman is one of the few places in the world where these Volcanoes are found and you may thus want to give it a visit. Eleven mud volcanoes have been reported in the Andaman group of islands, of which eight are located in Baratang and Middle Andaman. Other three you can find in North Andaman.

How to get there : No special permits are required for visiting the mud volcano. But if you do decide to visit this attraction and you are not on a tight schedule try to catch a local bus from the jetty in direction of Baludera beach – it will save you money. The public jeep however will be faster and will cost you around 200 per person.

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