Welcome to the abode of parrots! Be at Parrot Island Andaman around sunset to see the parakeets make a cacophony and come and leave the island. A must-see place for the nature lovers, bird watchers and enthusiasts
Parrot Island is considered as one of the most beautiful islands that forms a part of the Baratang Island in the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This uninhabited island is a bird paradise and is naturally inhabited by thousands of parrots. This makes it a must-see place for the nature lovers and enthusiasts. In addition, the island also offers a magnificent view of the vast sea while taking a boat ride.
The nearest airport to Parrot Island Andaman is connected from Baratang Island is Port Blair. You can take a bus or car on NH233 towards Diglipur. Parrot Island is located at a distance of 30 kms from Baratang Jetty. The small Dunghi boat ride to the parrot paradise lasts for about 30 minutes.
- The Birding paradise and its legends: This island is an Andaman bird watcher’s paradise. According to the locals at Baratang, a group of 5 parrots visit the island every evening for inspection of the place. Later, after an interval of ten minutes, huge number of parrots come and settles down in the mangrove forest.
- Boating: Boat ride to and fro from Parrot Island offers a delightful view of the mangroves and hundreds of parakeets hovering over the forest. Best for capturing a beautiful scene!
- Mangrove Forest: The spell bounding fact about the mangrove forest at Parrot Island is that it is trimmed by the parrots that visit the island every day at regular intervals. This natural activity keeps the forest in perfect shape and it is surprising to note that parrots use their beaks to do so.
Parrot Islands is best visited during peak seasons – winter through the beginning of summer. At other times, tropical storms may hamper your travel. The water around the mangroves is said to have salt water crocodiles so it is best you keep your hands off when you are in the boat.
Visitors to Baratang often move on to see the limestone caves and mud volcano. But if you want to spend time specifically on the island around sunset, then you’ll need to get yourself a customized Andaman Package. Connect with our travel expert today
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