Mud Volcano

Mud Volcano, Baratang Island: Address, Phone Number, Mud Volcano Reviews: 3.5/5

Mud Volcano
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Nikhil-Aradhna
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India35 contributions
Natural Mud Volcano
Dec 2019
Mud Volcanoes are a rare phenomenon of nature. there are gases coming out and along with these gases, mud keeps pouring out of these small volcanoes at Baratang. While in Baratang, this site should not be skipped.
Written January 23, 2020
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SeshKomanduri
Bengaluru, India218 contributions
Underwhelming!
Dec 2019
Mud volcanoes are a very rare natural phenomenon, and it is nice to see a real mud volcano and understand more about them.
The term ''volcano'' always conjures up images of a giant cauldron of fire, and smoke with hot, molten lava spewing out.
OK, so the name mud volcano sets the expectation that we will not see fire, smoke, hot lava etc. People also tell you that these mud volcanoes are small. So you prepare for something smaller, spewing out mud and dust.
But it gets a little hard to digest that small mounds which are at most 6-8 inches high, spewing out what looks like watery clay, are actually mud volcanoes.
I am not faulting the volcanoes or the locals or the tourist department- it is just that the word volcano has a huge (literally) reputation to live up to, and these mud volcanoes suffer from having to live up to that expectation!

The drive to get to these volcanoes takes about 15-20 minutes from Baratang on a bumpy potholed road.

So, a bit of an underwhelming experience. But then, travel is all about seeing things for yourself and forming your own opinion...
Written December 31, 2019
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Aryan2007
Mumbai, India19,225 contributions
Natural wonder, not very active !
Nov 2019
Mud volcano near Baratang is a natural wonder. Baratang island is the only place in South-Asia which can has a mud volcano. This is formed by gases and liquids excreted by the earth’s interior. Gases like methane, carbon dioxide and nitrogen are released. There is no lava spewed out, but mud in a semi-solid state when it comes out of the volcano. It is a rare natural wonder.

There are very few places in the world where such phenomenon can be observed. However, the mud volcano is not very active and one can just hear the sound of occasional bubbles. To reach the place, we had to climb about 100 steps, but the place was lovely, green and very clean ! Overall must visit place if you are visiting Baratang. Kids enjoyed it.
Written December 1, 2019
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Ashok Kumar
7 contributions
Mud volcano Baratang
Nov 2019 • Couples
Unique in it's nature. It's rare and found only few places in Mud volcano is very close to Baratang town . One has to climb steps to reach at volcano.
Written November 20, 2019
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ViplavShah
Ahmedabad, India78 contributions
Bumpy ride !!!
Oct 2019
The road from Baratang jetty to volcano is very bad...it was really bumpy ride and unfortunately there was nothing much to explore !!!
Written November 5, 2019
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AKR
33 contributions
Mud Volcano- No more worth a visiting Tourist Attraction
Oct 2019
One can reach Mud Volcano site by a Jeep or Maruti Van available at Baratang Jetty. One side Road journey takes about 15/20 minutes to reach near the entrance stairs point. One has to walk through the little long steps to reach the actual Mud Volcano site which is at some height.We could see very small & calm Mud Volcanos and few of them are almost dead. Muds coming out are insignificant. Presence of gaseous hydrocarbons could not be felt much.Whole area is too small & cordoned off for safety. Though surrounding areas are having some green views, One can spend hardly 10 minutes at the Volcano site. So From Baratang Jetty at most an hour time is more than sufficient to visit and return back. Overall Mud Volcano as it appeared may not be a Tourist attraction or not worth visiting site.
Written October 28, 2019
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Tulika106
New Delhi, India113 contributions
Amazing place
Jan 2019 • Family
This is an good place if you want to see volcano. The walks are all worth it. The beauty of nature surrounding is mesmerizing. Worth visiting
Written June 28, 2019
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Kirti B
29 contributions
Not worth visiting
Apr 2019 • Family
The view here is not anything unusual.can skip the place.go for the pictures on Google. There are steps to reach the top which are very tiring but the view at the top showing mud volcano is not worth visiting.
Written May 31, 2019
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mnrkrishnan
Kochi (Cochin), India379 contributions
Mud Volcano - A Natural Phenomenon
Apr 2018 • Family
Mud Volcano is created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground. As the mud containing rock fragments of marine sediments, sand stones red and green colored shales, quartz calcite, pyrites is pushed upwards by the gas,, it deposits and hardens above the ground. The area is highly inflammable gaseous hydrocarbons like Methane and hence no smoking zone.
Written March 25, 2019
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contact_mohit33
Gurgaon587 contributions
Surprising Mud volcano
Jan 2019 • Family
A jeep bumpy ride to mud volcano from baratang island is full of excitement. Jeep with less breaks make it more adventures as they are habitual of roads. After climbing stairs, you will reach the place whre mud is coming out from small holes knows as mud volcanos. Its not so fast but still you can see the mud coming out.
Written March 19, 2019
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