Mud Volcanoes

Mud Volcanoes

Locals describe mud volcanoes at North Andaman are better than in Bartang island. The mud volcanoes of North Andaman located at Jal Tikry near the Hathi level, which is 20 km from Diglipur Bazaar.

What are Mud Volcanoes?

A mud volcano may be the result of a piercement structure created by a pressurized mud diapir that breaches the Earth’s surface or ocean bottom. Their temperatures may be as low as the freezing point of the ejected materials, particularly when venting is associated with the creation of hydrocarbon clathrate hydrate deposits. Mud volcanoes are often associated with petroleum deposits and tectonic subduction zones and orogenic belts, hydrocarbon gases often erupt. They are also often associated with lava volcanoes; in the case of such proximity, mud volcanoes emit incombustible gases including helium, whereas lone mud volcanoes are more likely to emit methane.

What to see

Around 20 km from Diglipur, there is numerous chain of volcanoes within the green jungle. To reach the destination, one needs a trek of 15 minutes inside the semi-evergreen forests. At the initial point, the sighting of large and dormant volcanoes are available. On proceeding further for a few minutes, one can view the fresh emerging volcanoes.

When to reach

The destination at North Andaman can be visited at any time in the year. The best time to visit it is early in the morning as the temperature is lower and the weather less humid.

How to reach

The Veer Savarkar Airport, an International Airport located in the capital town of Port Blair, is the gateway to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is connected with Chennai, Kolkata, and New Delhi by air. Many airlines operate regular flights. From Port Blair, Regular Bus services of government and private busses are available for Diglipur via Andaman Trunk Road (ATR).


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