What is better than watching nature at its most primordial state? The journey to Barren Island starts from the phoenix bay jetty in Port Blair. This 1.8 million years old island exhibits the only active volcano from Sumatra to Myanmar. In about 135 km north-east of Port Blair, the island is nestled amidst the active Indian and Myanmar plates. The volcano on Barren Island erupted in 2018 after 150 years of the previous eruption. The cheapest barren island holiday packages include the ship-ride from Port Blair to the nearby anchor place in Barren Island.
True to the name, Barren Island is uninhabited. The hot lava seeping through the crater of the volcano makes it impossible for the existence of life on the island. Only a few goats and birds are the native of the island. In fact, the government has prohibited the people to land on the island due to security reason. However, the water near the island is an amazing spot for scuba diving. Buzzing with a magnanimous group of fascinating marine life, the sea area near the barren island is a perfect lure for snorkelling and exploring the marine life. With the budget Barren Island holiday packages, tourists can also hire seaplane ride and watch the island from above.