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Barren Island

The only active volcano in India is located in Barren Island. The volcano erupted once in 1991 and again in 1994-95, after remaining dormant for about 177 years.

This island is about three kilometers in diameter and has a big crater of the volcano, about half a kilometer away from the shore. The island can be visited by chartering boats and with the permission of Forest Department. Foreign nationals are restricted to be onboard the vessel only and landing ashore is not allowed.


Barren Island (139 Kms by sea from Port Blair)

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Barren Island
Barren Island during eruption of 2005
Barren Island during eruption of 1991
Barren Island Crater
Barren Island and its flow of lava
Marine Life near Barren Island

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