Volcanoes are no less than like nature’s beast. They are dangerous and life-threatening. Most of the volcanic eruptions are more powerful than nuclear explosions in nature. Volcanoes are of different types and their different nature defines them differently.
India has the only active volcano in Andaman and Nicobar Island which was dormant for over 150 years has once again started spewing ash since 1991 according to the researchers at Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO).
We made this list of Volcanoes in India for those who are curious about the Indian Volcanoes. There are only 7 volcanoes in India and only one of them is an active volcano which is in Barren Islands, Andaman and Nicobar.
Volcanoes in India
Here’s a list of top volcanoes of India.
|Volcanoes in India||Regions|
|1||Barren Islands||Andaman and Nicobar|
|3||Narcodam||Andaman and Nicobar|
|4||Bharatang||Andaman and Nicobar|
|6||Dhosi Hills||Borders of Haryana and Rajasthan|
1. Barren Islands
Located in the Andaman and Nicobar region of India. The first eruption of the mountain is recorded back in 1787. Ever since that year, the volcano has erupted more than ten times and the recent one being in 2017. As the name suggests, the place is indeed barren with only a few animal inhabitants present there.
2. Deccan Traps
Deccan traps are located in Maharastra on the Deccan plateau of West-central India. They are also counted as one of the largest volcanic features on earth. The rock formation on these hills are like steps like stairs and adds to the beauty of this place’s landscapes. Hence the word trap is used to describe the region derived from the Scandinavian word “trappa” which means stairs.
These are too located in the Islands of Andaman and Nicobar. They are stratovolcano and stand on the main body of which lie approximately 124 km (77 mi) to the west.
Baratang is another volcanic spot which is also situated in Andaman and Nicobar Island of India. Baratang Island is also known as Ranchiwalas Island. The Baratang volcano is the only mud volcano in India among the rest. The last time it erupted vigorously was in 2004 and 2005. It is also believed that the eruption that occurred during these years was associated with the Indian Ocean Earthquake.
5. Tosham Hills
The Tosham hills are located in the Northwest spur of the Alwar region in Haryana and stand at an average elevation of 207 meters. It is one of the groups of Aravalli hills which has paleo eroded rocky glacial channels and water cascades around it. It is one of the major biodiversity sites in Haryana.
6. Dhosi Hill
Dhosi hills are another extinct type of volcanic spots in India which are also a part of the Aravalli mountain range. These hills are located on the borders of Haryana and Rajasthan. These mountains haven’t erupted for a long time and are less dangerous it seems.
7. Dhinodhar Hills
Dhinodhar hills of Kutch is one of the top and most famous trekking spots in India. They are a volcanic spot in India which are extinct and inactive from the past few years. It is located near Nani Aral village in Gujarat and has a religious as well as historic sites of attraction here.
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The Indian subcontinent is full of many natural geological spots and monuments which never fail to amaze us. These volcanic spots are also a part of these geo heritage sites and are amazing.