Barren Island

About Barren Island 

Barren Island is situated in the Andaman Sea and lies about 138 km (86 mi) northeast of the territory’s capital, Port Blair. It is the only active Volcano along the chain from Sumatra to Myanmar and also the only active volcano in India. Barren Island is a part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and is well known as a Submarine emergent Volcano, which lies above the subduction zone of India and Burmese plate.

Well, Barren Island in Andaman has again started erupting in 2018, and many people across the globe are coming to the islands just to experience this phenomenon. Here are the recent photographs of the barren island volcano which has started erupting in 2018.

Its name is justified as it is a barren area uninhabited by humans, though it has a small population of goats. Also, birds, bats like flying foxes and a few rodent species such as rats are known to survive the severe conditions. Also unpeopled and bereft of any significant vegetation.


Barren Island comes under the restricted zone and special permits have to be taken to visit Barren Island. Besides, no one is allowed to land on Barren Island. No night stay is allowed at Barren Island so one can plan for the early morning trip to the island like you can start at 3 or 4 a.m. It takes nearly 4 to 5 hrs. to reach the island. Tourists generally travel through ships and without getting down on the island they get the whole enthralling feeling of the island. The Island can be visited by chartered boats only with the approval of the forest department and after getting necessary permits.

Private charter has to be hired to visit Barren Island, on your way to Barren Island you can indulge in Sports fishing activity. Also, snorkeling can be done during the trip. Some advanced Scuba Divers also go to Barren island for diving. All Guides are present with you during this excursion.​

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