Baratang Island - Things to Know Before Visiting
伯勒登岛 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744210
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About Baratang Island
This is an island of the Andaman Islands. It lies 150 km north of Port Blair. Beaches, mangrove creeks, limestone caves, and mud volcanoes are some of the physical features.
Attractions Near Baratang Island
Naturally shaped bridge-like rock also known as the Howrah Bridge. Best seen during low tide. This place is less explored by tourists and the place is very calm and quiet.
A national park located in the Andaman Nicobar island established in 1969. Mount Harriett which is part of the park is the 3rd highest peak in Andaman. Trekking through the park is popular as it passes through an attractive beach; one can watch endemic avifauna, animals, and butterflies that fly around, and also see elephants carrying lumber.
This is one of the prime attractions in the capital, Port Blair. Being one of the biggest and oldest in Asia, this structure has witnessed a lot of history. constructed by the colonial regime in1883.
This Island the erstwhile capital for the most of Andaman Islands from 1858 until an earthquake in 1941. Netaji Subhash Chand Bose Island was also the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair.In 1941, the Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. It now lies deserted.
Also known as Kālā Pānī (Hindi for black waters), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable independence activists such as Veer Savarkar, Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India's independence.
Aberdeen Clock Tower was built in the memory of Indian and British soldiers who defended the islands during World War I. The simple, bright yellow, obelisk-shaped clock tower serves as a good meeting point which was located in the center of a busy marketplace.
Where is Baratang Island
Discover More Attractions in North and Middle Andaman, Where Baratang Island Is Located
North and Middle Andaman district is one of the 3 districts of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands located in the Bay of Bengal. Mayabunder town is the district headquarters. The area covered by this district is 3251.85 km2.