Parrot Island, Baratang 

Visitor Information

  • Famous For: Bird Watching, Sunset, Nature, Photography, Adventure.
  • Entry Fee: No fee is required barring transport and food.
  • Visiting Time: The only way of visiting this restricted zone is by being a part of the convoy accompanied by the forest officials and rangers that leave around 3 am or 4 am every morning and return by 6 pm in the evening.
  • Visiting Duration: Almost the entire day.

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands have been a source of attraction to tourists from all over the world. This archipelago houses a number of prolific beaches and islands that leave the tourists with a breath-taking silence resulting from the shock of having seen something so fantastic for the first time. This same wonder, which sounds like it has emerged out of the fairy tales, is found none other than in the Baratang Island in Andaman. Thus, to experience this divine beauty, tourists from all over the world flock to this place, especially to the Parrot Island, every year to experience the mirth of heaven.

Parrot Island
Photo by Harvinder Chandigarh, CC BY-SA 4.0

Traveller Tips

  • Get your permit to visit the Baratang Island from beforehand.
  • Do not click photographs of any member of the Jarawa Tribe in case you spot them passing. This act is strictly prohibited for your own safety as well as the privacy of the most dangerous tribe in the world.
  • Do not forget to take your camera.

Things to Do There

  • Explore and experience the magnificent beauty of the island.
  • Gaze at the thousands of parrots and parakeets that spread different hues across the backdrop of the clear, blue sky and try to count them.
  • You can even go for a quick swim after consulting with the authorities which place would be safe for a swim.

Availability of Guides

Professional guides and many local people are available at that destination and at Port Blair. They will help you out with all the sightseeing and the other activities that you want to indulge in.

Best Time to Visit

November to February is the most preferable time for visiting the Baratang Island which was once hidden from the eyes of the world.

How to Reach

The Baratang Island is located at a distance of around 100 km from Port Blair and can be reached by road as well as by waterway. However, it is recommended to go by the waterways to save time. After docking at the port in Baratang, namely the Nilambur Jetty, you will have to ride on the fibre boats to the Nayadera Jetty. From that place, you will half to travel on a boat to reach the Parrot Island.

Interesting Facts About the Parrot Island

  • The Parrot Island is very popular because of the rich flora and fauna that have guarded this place since time immemorial.
  • The Jarawa Tribal Reserve is a major source of attraction on the way to the Parrot Island.
  • The Parrot Island is the home to thousands of parrots and parakeets that adorn the cool, blue sky during the day in order to please the eyes of the viewers.
Parrot Island Baratang
Photo by Biswarup Ganguly, CC BY 3.0

Nearby Attractions

  • Mud Volcano

Nearby Restaurants

  • The A. R.  Restaurant
  • Mahima Restaurant

The Parrot Island, in particular, deserves a special mention in terms of both beauty and bounty. Just before sunset, when thousands of parrots and parakeets of various colours are seen flying back to their resting abodes, the tourists spend time gazing at the beautiful creatures dotting the sky and take multiple photographs to capture this beautiful setting of the fantastic nature. Thus, a trip to the Parrot Island is a must visit for every tourist at least once in a lifetime.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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