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Barren Island

Barren Island is an island located in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of India in the Indian Ocean. It is the only active volcano in South Asia and is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island is about 3 km in diameter and rises 354 meters above sea level.

The island is uninhabited, but it is home to a large number of seabirds, including the brown noddy, the white-bellied sea eagle and the brown booby. It is also a popular spot for scuba divers, who come to explore the rich coral reefs and abundant marine life.

Barren Island was first recorded by Europeans in 1788, when it was visited by the French navigator Jean-Marie Dutreuil de Rhins. It was later visited by the British in 1803, when they explored the island and named it Barren Island.

In the 19th century, the island was used by the British as a penal colony. During World War II, it was used as a Japanese naval base.

In 1991, the volcano on Barren Island erupted for the first time in recorded history. The eruption lasted for two months and caused a significant amount of damage to the island.

In recent years, the island has become a popular tourist destination. Visitors come to explore the volcano and to observe the unique wildlife.

Barren Island is an important part of India's history and culture. It is home to a unique and diverse ecosystem, and it is an important part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Excursion tips for a day in Barren Island

As a tourist visiting Barren Island in India, there are a variety of activities to do on a day trip.

1. Go snorkeling or diving in the crystal clear waters around the island to observe the rich marine life.

2. Take a guided tour of the island and visit the active volcano, the only one in South Asia.

3. Explore the rugged terrain and spot exotic birds.

4. Go fishing and catch some of the delicious fish found around the island.

5. Visit the lighthouse for a stunning view of the island.

6. Enjoy a beach picnic and soak up the sun.

7. Take a boat ride around the island to admire its beauty from a different perspective.

8. Visit the nearby Nicobar Islands and explore the unique culture.

9. Relax and unwind at the beach and enjoy the stunning sunsets.

Experience Barren Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Barren Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Barren Island

Barren Island in India has a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. During the summer months, temperatures range from the mid-20s to the low 30s Celsius, with high humidity levels. The monsoon season runs from June to September, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. In the winter months, temperatures drop to the low 20s Celsius and the weather is generally more pleasant. The island experiences occasional cyclones and storms which can cause flooding and disruption.

Cruise weather for Barren Island

Our weather forecast for Barren Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 26.6 °C
44.3 m/s
53.6 m/s
100.0 %
9.4 m
84.1 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 26.4 °C
37.1 m/s
45.7 m/s
100.0 %
10.6 m
84.9 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 26.9 °C
44.3 m/s
54.7 m/s
99.3 %
15.9 m
84.9 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.4 °C
40.0 m/s
51.5 m/s
100.0 %
9.6 m
83.3 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.8 °C
45.4 m/s
60.1 m/s
100.0 %
15.7 m
84.7 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.7 °C
45.7 m/s
60.1 m/s
63.6 %
18.8 m
85.3 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.8 °C
43.6 m/s
56.9 m/s
99.9 %
17.8 m
85.1 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 28.1 °C
39.6 m/s
52.9 m/s
99.9 %
23.7 m
85.8 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 28.1 °C
43.9 m/s
58.7 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
85.6 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 27.9 °C
44.6 m/s
61.2 m/s
95.1 %
17.7 m
84.5 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 27.5 °C
44.6 m/s
58.0 m/s
99.3 %
15.4 m
84.9 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.4 °C
47.2 m/s
63.0 m/s
100.0 %
13.9 m
85.7 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.5 °C
48.2 m/s
62.6 m/s
100.0 %
15.0 m
86.0 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 27.9 °C
43.9 m/s
56.2 m/s
99.6 %
22.2 m
84.3 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 27.9 °C
43.9 m/s
55.4 m/s
98.3 %
22.0 m
82.6 %
1,005 hPa

Cruises to Barren Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Barren Island, India
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Mar. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Mar. 2025 L AUSTRAL 12:00 am 12:00 am

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