Limestone Caves
Limestone Caves
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Yashas.p
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
We had visited limestone cave in baratang island on 26/12/2022.
From baratang jetty, there will be speed boat that will take you to limestone cave. In one boat there will be almost max of 10 people. Untill 10 people are filled speed boat will not take trip to cave.
Post covid speed boat and operators have become less due to less tourist activities in covid time. Many of boat operators have flown back to their home town so very less speed boat's are available. So it is recommended to visit baratand jetty as early as possible. As well as in early morning crowd will be less. There will be guide given to you in speed boat as well. In limestone cave, guide will explain about cave structure, it's effects and how it is formed.
The way to reach to baratang island from Port Blair is by government bus or cab or Tempo traveller. Best recommended way is cab. They also charge around 1k per head for day visit and it depends on number of people in cab. Per head charges may increase our decrease depending on number of people in cab . Total day trip to baratang costs 4k. We had not opted this because we had 3 days diglipur trip planned. For whole 3 days trip to diglipur ( from and to port Blair) cab costed us rs/-17000.( Only cab charges). We were two people so per head it costed 8.5k. Total distance between baratang and port Blair is 100 kilometres. It takes 2.30-3 hrs to reach baratang from Port Blair. On way we also have to cross jarwa tribes reserve forest area in form of convoy. Convoy has fixed timings. Convoy Starts from jirkatang which is about 50km from Port Blair until we reach baratang jetty. 1st Convoy Starts at 6am and closes at 3 pm. To be front in convoy people have to leave port Blair by 3 am so that they will be in front in convoy and eventually they reach baratang jetty as easily as possible.
On way u can also spot jarwa tribes.
Our Cab bhaiya name was Christopher, he is an ex army. He also was friendly and knows exactly where jarwa's are there. He also told history about jarwa's on way.
Cab driver bhaiya's are very sweet.
For car permit in convoy & limestone cave entire charges, they will only take care. They only will make adjustment among other drivers to get boat filled.( 10 people per boat).
There is pond that we have to cross to reach baratang jetty. Government ferry is operational there. It will take people as well as Vehicle in it to reach baratang jetty. If vehicles are more, driver bhaiya log what they will do is, they will send people 1st itself in ferry. So that they can continue to go to limestone cave. Once their vehicle turn Comes to go into ferry along with vehicle, they will also eventually go.
Speed boat + guide + entrance charges totally will cost u rs/-800.
All the cab & above bookings was arranged by sadai gopal bhaiya. Since it was arranged by sadai gopal bhaiya we even got discount.
He is best and very genuine whom u can trust blindly on any booking. For any hotel/ferry/cab/auto/byk booking in andaman islands. Contact him in number 9531918600/9933202151. He will be little busy. Contact him in advance for any details. We had 10 days trip. He took care of everything. He charges very minimal also. In ANI for any thing he is go to person.
He also has very good knowledge on port blair geography.
We were very disappointed that lights and sound show were cancelled in cellular Jail. Gopal bhaiya suggested an alternative for the time. So even if any event Is cancelled, if u contact gopal bhaiya he will give u many alternate options as well.
Written 5 January 2023
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Rajiv
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We started our journey from Port Blair to Baratang at 0330 Hrs early in the morning around 0600Hrs, we reached to Jarawa Jungle and systematically all vehicle passed through the jungle. Overtaking is strictly prohibited in the jungle. We saw so manh jarawa people along the road during our passage through the jangle. We reached baratang around 0800 hrs and then we hired a boat to visit lime stone cave. It was amazing trip arranged by Sadai Tour and Travel:Contact#-9531918600 & 9933202151.
Written 8 October 2022
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Nandini Lakhotia
Jaipur, India1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
My trip in the Andaman was absolutely sublime.
The beaches are extremely clean and beautiful.
My stay at havelock was spectacular.
Moving between islands can be extremely tough, and the planning of the same with all the beach and ferry timings is very difficult. Thanks to Gopal ji, the whole process was smooth for me. He is an extremely polite and helpful person who helped me in planning the trip and conducted all my pickup and drops smoothly. If you're planning a trip to the Andaman, I would definitely recommend connecting with him and doing the same.
Here is his phone no. - 9531918600, 9933202151
Both numbers are available on WhatsApp, Sadai Tour and Travels.
Written 14 September 2022
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samreenzaina
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Barantang journey was made very smooth and memorable due to Gopal Bhaiya's assistance. He picked us at 3 in the morning during heavily rains and arranged cab to Baratang - Limestone caves and Mud Volcano and suggested good hotels to have food.

Kindly contact Gopal Bhaiya - 9531918600, 9933202151 without hesitation for all ferry bookings, hotel bookings - Sadai Tours and Travels.

Wishing all the very best for Sadai Tours and Travels
Written 9 August 2022
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Vijayalakshmi Chandrasekar
Bengaluru, India143 contributions
Jun 2022
We started to Baratang around 3:30 in the morning as it takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach. You will be asked for id proofs at a check post, so keep it handy. The vehicles move one after the other slowly so that we do not disturb the Jarawa forest/ecosystem. On the way to Baratang island, you will stop some 2 or 3 times for refreshments. Small eateries and clean toilets are available. However, we recommend packing food from the hotel you stay in.

As you travel through the forest, you will reach a ferry point where you have to take the ferry (This ferry takes both passengers and vehicles. This ride to the speedboat jetty is also awesome. You can either sit inside the ferry or go to the upper deck and enjoy the island views) to reach a speed boat point (Jetty). From there you take the speed boat which travels through the mangrove forest to reach the limestone caves. The speed boat journey through the mangrove forest is mesmerizing and on the way, you get to see the huts of Jarawa tribes, and if you are lucky you can spot them too from your speed boat.

Once you reach the starting point of the limestone caves, you get down from the speed boat and start to walk for about 1.5 to 2 km to reach the limestone caves. One of the guides who accompany you in the speed boat will also walk along with you to the limestone caves. Wear comfortable shoes as the walkway is not proper all the time.

Once you reach the limestone caves, you will see all kinds of stunning limestone formations. The area inside the caves is pitch dark so make sure to turn on the flashlight. Take some good pictures and walk back to the speed boat which will bring you back to the ferry point.

Visit limestone caves as early as possible so that you will be the first person to go and take some undisturbed pictures. The area of caves that are open to the public is very small hence you feel overcrowded if few more people arrive. When we went, we were the first people to reach the limestone caves.

You can also visit Mud Volcano from there. Board a cab at Baratang Jetty and it takes around 10 to 15 mins to reach the spot from there again you need to walk a little while to view the mud volcano.

You can also visit Parrot Island from here. Just inquire with your cab driver. Once all done, take the ferry back to the point from where you arrived and ride back to your hotel in your cab.
Written 10 July 2022
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Anjan Sengupta
Raipur, India1,739 contributions
Dec 2021
These Limestone caves can be reached only after travelling for 4-5 hours from Port Blair on a Car?Bus and then a Speed Boat. The Car?Bus takes you through the Jarawa Reserved Forest Area where you can see the native Jarawa people if you are lucky. We managed to see 4 males (all walking alone) at different spots while we were returning to Port Blair the evening.Teh Speed Boat ride is a bit thriling as it takes you through Mangroves. The Limestone Caves are neither very big and they take you to just 100 mts or so at groun level itself.
Written 29 May 2022
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Sharad Sud
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1,789 contributions
Feb 2022
Baratang Island:

There are a couple of things that can be done at Baratang.

1) Limestone caves
2) Mud Volcano
3) Parrot Island

To do all the 3, one will need to stay overnight.
Entry and exit from Baratang ( to & from port blair) is only at certain times during the day and evening - due to the route through the Jarawa forest.

Limestone caves is a must ( since it involves a boat ride into the mangrove forest + a 1.8km walk to the caves)

A car takes around Rs.5000 ( Feb'22) to Baratang and back to port blair
An AC bus takes Rs.170 ( non-ac is Rs.110)
Time taken is nearly the same since one can't overtake in the Jarawa forest area.
One way is around 3.5 to 4 hours with a break in the middle.
Buses leave at around 6am in the morning and return at 2pm in the afternoon.
It takes the entire day to visit Baratang Island from Port Blair.

The vehicles stop at the Baratang Jetty, where you have to cross the inland waterway on a ferry ( this ferry takes vehicles + passengers at the same time)
On the other side, you can book tickets for a boat to the Limestone caves - Rs.800.
The boat ride is almost 30 mins with a 5 min entry into mangrove forests at the end of the ride.

This boat ride is the most interesting portion of this entire trip.
From here, it is a walk of 1.8km to the limestone caves, with a few stands providing lemonade.
Natural stalagmite & stalactite formations can be seen inside the caves ( it is extremely dark as you go further inside)

Highlights:
- Around 2 hours in the Jarawa Forest ( opportunity to see the Jarawa Tribe)
- Boat ride with entry into mangrove forest
- Limestone caves
- Crossing the inland waterway on a Ferry
Written 7 March 2022
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Ayan
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
The trip was wonderful and it was made successful by Gopal Ji. He is very gentle and he made our andaman trip smooth as butter. I am attaching his mobile no : 9531918600. He is the best driver in andaman island.
Written 23 February 2022
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nitishakalwadi
Bengaluru, India5 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Journey through reserve forest area to Baratang island and the boat ride via mangroves to the limestone cave is breathtaking, it's a must visit place in Andaman. If you are lucky you might see some Jarwa tribe people on your way through the thick forest area, but keep in mind to not to make any sort of contact with them as many measures are taken to protect them.
This trip was arranged by Mr. Gopal on a very short notice. A genuine person to contact for travel itinerary . You can reach him at 9531918600, 9933202151
Written 19 February 2022
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jaiswalneetu
Bengaluru, India12 contributions
Apr 2021
More than the limestone caves I enjoyed the boat ride through mangroves to reach limestone caves. The caves are also a unique thing and you do not get to see them anywhere else. We skipped mud volcano as it was in opp direction and did not sound very exciting.
Written 7 May 2021
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