About Mud Volcano
Mud volcano is a natural wonder, hidden in the dense forests of North Andaman. Around 40kms north of Diglipur, near Shyam Nagar village, several small muddy craters can be found. These craters are created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground which slowly pushes the mud upwards. It is not a spectacular sight, as most of the time there is just a pile of dried mud and small bubbling puddles. However one can wander around 41 active muddy craters, enjoying the surrounding nature and wildlife. The best time to visit it is early in the morning as the temperature is lower and the weather less humid.
How to Reach Mud Volcano?
The Mud Volcano is a long drive from the Diglipur and a detour from other places of interest in the district. Situated about 25kms from the market and 30kms from the jetty, you will need about 35-45 minutes to get here.
Your taxi, 2 – wheeler or auto-rickshaw will be parked at a small opening in the tropical jungle from where you must trek for about 15minutes, through a slightly steep and narrow forest path to see the mud volcanos.