NATIONAL PARKS OF INDIA


Campbell Bay National Park - Andaman & Nicobar Islands





Campbell Bay National Park is located in the eastern Indian Ocean in the great Nicobar Island of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

About the park
The park is about 190 Kms from Sumatra. It is an essential part of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. The park was declared a national park in 1992.

Fauna and avian-fauna
Several rare and colourful birds such as crab eating macaque, megopode, nicobar pigeon etc can be sighted here.

This park is an ideal place for bird watching. It is for this reason watch towers have been erected in certain places in the sanctuary. The park is the safe haven for the giant robber crabs.

Flora
The vegetation cover of the Campbell Bay National Park comprises mostly of tropical evergreen forest. The park has a wide variety of bravura orchids, tree ferns and several colourful and rare flowering plants.

Getting there
Port Blair airport is the closest airport to the park and is well connected with direct flights from Kolkata and Chennai. Passenger ships are available from Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai to Port Blair. From Port Blair, tourists can avail Pawan Hans Helicopter service or the Inter Island Boat service.

General information
Great Nicobar Island is recognized as a restricted area by the Indian Government. Hence, only Indian nationals can have access to this splendid national park.

The climate of the region is hot and humid. It is advisable for the tourists to wear light-cotton attires to adjust to the torrid conditions of the forest. Strong perfumes and flashy clothes may excite wild animals. So avoid wearing them.

Wildlife resorts and certain small lodges in the Havelock Island are available for lodging with prior booking. Tourists can avail the jungle tour packages which include jungle treks, jungle camps and elephant and jeep safaris to the heart of the park.

Tourist Information
Address: Campbell Bay National Park, Great Nicobar Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
Ideal time to visit: March to October.

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