Limestone Caves, Baratang Island

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Formed over millions of years, Limestone Caves remain a fascinating underground world of stalagmites and stalactites. To reach the site, you'll have to take a boat journey through a mangrove forest--an activity you'll likely enjoy even if you're not into caves. Wear sensible shoes and bring a flashlight. Make Limestone Caves a centerpiece of your Baratang Island vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Baratang Island online trip builder .
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  • The whole day excursion works like this: [ Car ride from Port Blair to Baratang (4 hours) -> Ferry ride(10 minutes) -> Speedboat to reach the village where the limestone caves are(20 minutes) -> Walk ...  more »
  • Well this requires you to spend a full day if you are travelling from Port Blair...takes a lot of time away from your schedule...caves are good no doubt...  more »
  • A must do for anyone interested in an off beat destination . The drive through the forested area and the boat ride through the mangroves are the highlights of the trip. Lucky few can even see the Jarw...  more »
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  • Limestone cave need to be reached by a 15 minutes speed boat ride among the mangrove forest, which is a thriller itself. After reaching, it's a 1.5km of trekking. As the island is remote, 4-5 huts is all you can find and the natives selling lemon juices etc. The limestone cave itself is a naturally formed cave which is beautiful. Need some infrastructure development for preserving them. Pay and use toilets are available outside the limestone cave. Overall good and knowledgeable place to visit.
  • Interested in nature magic or not being curious to about the science behind lime stone formation this place will definitely give u adventure nature walk! Deeply covered with mangroves all around gives you the best tour nature. This place was actually owned by a family who traveled to Andaman during 80-90s and have now been settled is in small distant island known by the name of Limestone caves! But some part of this island have already been taken by the government and now maintained by the Andaman Tourism. But still some of the family are living and doing farming in that place.
  • Wow. What a wonderful place. Very dim light inside this cave. You can see only one point on the roof from where sunlight comes. The way to reach this place is very difficult. You have to walk around 3 kilometres to reach there. Overall a very nice place to visit. The people who are operating ferry there are very hard working. They are very polite and respectful towards the tourists. Throughout the year, the temperature hovers around 40 degree celcius, but must visit place.
  • The journey to the limestone cave is itself an experience of a lifetime! After a boat ride through the enchanting canopy of mangroves, a 1.2 km hike through the mangroves and rugged forest covered hills one reaches the caves. These caves have been beautifully carved by nature and preserved by the locals. A hundred metre walk through the cave reveals stunning limestone formations. This is followed by a walk through lush green forests and mangroves, back to the jetty. While the journey to the caves is a tad more difficult than the journey back, it's nothing too harsh and can be easily done even by the elderly, children or those lacking much fitness.
  • One really needs to have an adventurous mindset to reach this place. A 15 minute boat ride through mangrove forests and then a trek to reach this cave. You can see water dripping inside the cave and beautiful architecture created naturally in limestone.
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