India’s only confirmed active volcano is located in Barren Island, which lies about 135 km south of the territory’s capital, Port Blair. This island, which lies on the seismically active tectonic plates in the Andaman Sea, can only be seen from afar while on a ship and no one is allowed to disembark. Barren Island is a craggy rocky island, about 3 km in diameter, and the volcano last erupted here in 1991 and then again in 1994-95. The crater of the volcano that often spews smoke and lets out bursts of light in the sky, is about half a kilometre from the shore. This cruise is an exhilarating experience as your ship cuts through the vast expanse of the sea. Sit at the bow of the ship in deckchairs to catch the first sight of this tropical paradise with its smoking volcano!  This place is uninhabited by humans, earning it its name. Visiting permits are required from the Forest Department. 

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