Barren Island

Barren islandBarren Island is located in the Andaman Sea, one of the most easterly of the Andaman Islands. It is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. The island, along with the rest of the Andamans, is part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and lies some 135 km northeast of the territory's capital, Port Blair. The first recorded eruptions of the volcano date back to 1787. Since then, the volcano has erupted more than six times, most recently on 2 May 2006. This is a barren region uninhabited by the people and a natural habitat for wild goats which live here by drinking the salt water. This is a unique feature of this island. The Barren Land can be approached by board vessels and one can view the island from the vessel. There is no permission to get down in the island. The travel to this Island is a breathtaking adventurous experience.