Barren Island




We all must have read or heard about volcano in our life and when we talk about volcano then how can we forget Barren Island. This place is Andaman has the only volcano in India. In the year 2005, a volcano erupted at this place and since then this volcano is active.

Besides the volcano, this place is also famous for one of the best in the class beach where some water-related activity happens. However the government does not allow putting a foot on this island, so a visitor can only enjoy the view from the beachside or can take around a survey of this place. 


Barren Island




  • Monday : 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Thursday : 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Friday : 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday : 12:00 am to 12:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Ferry : This place is far away from Port Blair, so firstly you need to go to Havelock Island through waterways and from there you can take some private ferries to go to this place. It takes around 4 to 5 hours from Havelock. 
  • By Flight : No direct flight service is available. Flight service can be availed to Port Blair. Alternatively, if you are ultra Rich, you can rent a private seaplane to visit this place. It will be costly in your pocket. 


Ticket Pricing

  • Free Entry :

Tourists Attractions

Despite being not so connected and very far away from the Mainland, Barren Island offers various tourist attractions like


People around the world, come to this place for the viewing of Lava flowing from 2 km Wide caldera of the volcano. It’s very interesting to see the volcano. You will enrich once you reach near to this place. You are not allowed to go very near but still can enjoy the view. 

Scuba Diving- 

As this place is cut from the outer world, the water here is best suited for Scuba Diving. One of the best locations for Scuba. School-based in Havelock Island will take you on this island through boats for scuba diving here. While doing scuba here, you can also see Manta Rey Fish, Coral, and various marine creatures.

Flora and Fauna-

This Island is uninhabited thus, making it an ideal place for various flora and fauna. However, as fewer tourists visit this place, lots of flora and fauna are still undiscovered. Birds, Goats, Bats, Rats, and other different types of species can be seen here. This place is kept in isolation for conserving its natural things, therefore is always advisable not to damage any of the natural things.  

A boat ride and Marine Life-

Boat ride is always fascinating. As a government ferry does not run, you need to take private ferries. You can enjoy a boat ride along with viewing various ocean creatures on beaches. 

Black Sand Beach and Peaceful Environment-

Beaches have different types of sand on them and the sand at Barren has black Sand. Just take a walk on Black sand and see the beauty of this island along with various marine life roaming here are there, it’s an awesome feeling. Never miss the change to enjoy a peaceful environment by just doing nothing. This place is famous for Volcano, Crystal clear beaches and awesome corals. Black sand, Scuba Diving also makes this place special. 


Barren Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Rating & Reviews

Based on 471 reviews
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Rekha Uniyal
Rekha Uniyal
08/22/2020 18:44
Barren Island is an island located in the Andaman Sea. It is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. It is a barren area totally uninhabited by humans.🌋
Delson Davis
Delson Davis
03/10/2020 17:01
Barren Island is an island located in the Andaman Sea. It is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia... Memories that will last for a lifetime....❤
08/15/2020 14:13
parth sachdeva
parth sachdeva
05/19/2020 05:27
One & Only Active Volcano Of India😍🇮🇳🇮🇳 Barren Island.!
09/06/2017 14:44
It's the only live volcanic island in south Asia and under Indian control. Awesome view of eruption volcanic ash and smoke. Very attractive scuba diving all around the island with a small but breathtaking cave with volcanic rocks. Life in island, birds very rare but good numbers of wild goats.

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Barren Island is situated in Andaman Islands around 135 km NE of Port Blair.
The only effective way to go to this place is the waterways. This place is far away from Port, from Havelock Island you can take some private ferries to go to this place. It takes around 4 to 5 hours from Havelock.
Yes, a must-visit place in Andaman. But it is requested to understand that Barren Island is very far away and it is costly to reach there. Additionally, you cannot visit the land area of the island. So plan accordingly.
Barren Island is famous as a Submarine surfacing volcano. It is a small uninhabited 3 km wide island and is the prime tourists attractions.
There are no fixed opening hours of this island. Night stay is not allowed. You can visit this place in the day time and have to return in day time at your place of stay.
A strato volcano is available on barren island.
Barren Island is the active volcano along a chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar. It is open for its visitors.
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