The mud volcanoes are reached after a short ride from the Nilambur jetty and a 160-meter hike up a steep trail. Natural gases generated by decomposing organic matter underneath push mud upwards, creating these little muddy craters. Please keep in mind that this is not a particularly attractive picture, since most of the time there is only a pile of dried or little bubbling mud puddles. But, because Andaman is one of the few areas in the world where these Volcanoes may be found, you might want to pay it a visit. The Andaman group of islands has eleven mud volcanoes, eight of which are found in Baratang and Middle Andaman.
How do you go to Baratang Mud Volcano?
The Mud Volcano at Baratang is about 7 kilometres from the jetty and is accessible by car. Walk another 160 metres up a rough slope from the entrance. You must rent a cab for a two-way trip at the jetty because you will not be able to obtain transportation there. The Baludera Beach is a brief diversion from the Mud Volcano path. If you have the time, you can go to both.