Baratang Island is situated between Middle and South Andamans, approximately 100 kms from the capital city Port Blair. Connected well through road and boats, the main transportation point is the Baratang Jetty. The road to Baratang from Port Blair passes through the Jarawa Tribe Reserve also known as Andaman Trunk Road (ATR Route). Hence, security personnel also travel for the safety of the tourists and the tribals in a convoy. Interacting with them, giving them food or clicking their pictures is strictly prohibited and a punishable offence.
It can be said that this place is a conglomerate of the varieties nature can offer. Like every other place in Andaman Islands, it has a beautiful coastline that boasts of rich marine diversity. Some of the beaches are Baludera, Rogalchang, and Nayadera etc. It has mangrove creeks on both sides and a dense tropical forest apart from the beaches. This gives scope for adventure and fun activities like Jungle Trekking, Creek Safari, Island Camping, Beach Tours and Bird Watching and water sports like Snorkeling and Scuba Diving.
How to Reach:
Baratang Island can be reached by taking via private car. The journey takes 3:10 hours and drops you at Middle Strait. The journey is in 2 phases “Port Blair to Jirkhand. Journey Time “1 hr. 30 mins & then Jirkhand to Nilamber Jetty (Middle Strait). Journey Time - 1 hr. 40 mins. There is a drive through the Jarawa Reserve area (Jarawa: a tribal of Andaman’s) on convoy. You also have a chance to see some of the aboriginal tribal "Jarawas".
Then from Nilambur Jetty, you get ferries for Baratang Island. These ferries are vehicle ferries and can accommodate buses, trucks, cars & bikes. It takes about 15 minutes to reach Baratang from Nilambur Jetty.
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