Trek to Limestone Caves
Open Time : 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Entry : free
Address : Limestone Cave Baratang, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744210, India
Website : https://northmiddle.andaman.nic.in/tourist-place/alfred-caves/
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Why to visit Trek to Limestone Caves
The stunning Limestone caves of Andaman are a sight to behold for any nature enthusiast. Limestone is a sedimentary rock that forms at the ocean's bottom. It is developed over millions of years by natural compression of numerous layers of marine life, shells, corals, and skeletons to form distinctive formations within the cave. Stalactites and stalagmites adorn the caves, revealing the secrets of a million years of Andaman. The Limestone Caves in Andaman are highly suggested to be on your Andaman itinerary, nestled deep into the mangroves and amidst the lush jungle. Here's what to expect if you go to the Andaman limestone caverns.
You must first travel to Baratang via road, which will take you through a forest reserve. This can only be done in a convoy, and you must arrive on time to join the convoy fleet. In most cases, you'll need to get up at 2 a.m. to begin your journey by 3 a.m. and arrive at the convoy check point by 4:30 a.m. You'll be well on your way to being one of the 100 or so cars that pass through the convoy that morning. Take the time to appreciate the beauty around you once you've gotten over the grumpy experience of getting up at a strange hour.
You'll be passing through lush rainforests in Andaman, with trees producing a beautiful canopy at times. The various colours of green will astound you.Because the road runs through the Jarawa reserve tribal zone, motorists are not allowed to halt. To go to Baratang, you'll have to cross a creek on a vehicle ferry at Middle Strait after about an hour. Seeing buses and cars load onto ferries to be transferred is quite a sight. The ferry voyage is around ten minutes long, after which you must disembark at Nilambur Jetty to obtain a free pass to Baratang Island.
FAQ on Trek to Limestone Caves
How do you go to the island?
After mooring at the Nilumbur Jetty in Baratang. . you will have to take the fibre boats to the Nayadera Jetty. . which would take around half an hour. To get to the limestone caves. . you'll have to walk a kilometre and a half through the tropical lush forest.
When is the best time to go?
The best time to see the limestone caverns on Andaman's Baratang Island is from November to February each year as tourists prefer.
Because you will be trekking through a muddy and treacherous jungle, wear comfortable shoes. In case of an emergency, bring spare clothes and a towel with you.
By Jasmine Kaur