Great Nicobar Island

About the details of Great Nicobar Island like the best time to visit, adventures, attractions and tourist places.

Great Nicobar Island

Great Nicobar Island is the southernmost largest island and in the north of Sumatra. The Island is named “Cui Lan Island” in the 15th century and in 2004, due to the affect of the Indian Ocean earthquake Tsunami many were dead and were cut off from all the contact from the world for more than two days.

The Nicobar Island was spread over 921 sq. Km.  The place is home to a lot of wildlife and is covered by the rainforest.  The Island is home for Shompen People. The island arc is created by the collision of the Indo-Australian Plate with Eurasia.

Unlike the Andaman Island, Nicobar Islands require some permits to enter the Island. On 31st May 2013, Nicobar Islands are declared as the World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Nicobar Islands is from November to May.

Adventures offered in the Nicobar Island

One can explore the marine life, varieties of birds and flowers and flora and fauna.

Attractions in Nicobar Island

Nicobar Island is known for the highest peak.  The peak is the Saddle Hill or the Saddle Peak. The highest peak is at 731m from the Bay of Bengal. The area is surrounded by the Saddle Peak National Park.

How to Reach Great Nicobar Island

A small village, Campbell Bay is in Nicobar Island which is open for Indians without any permits. One has to travel by helicopter or ferry from Port Blair to reach Campbell Bay. The best option is by helicopter as sailing is available for once in 10 days.

Address

Great Nicobar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744302

Tourist Places in Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Island offers the number of tourism places for tourists. The tourist attractions in Nicobar Island are the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, Indira Point, and Campbell Bay.

Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve

Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve

The Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve occupies 85% of Great Nicobar Island. The Nicobar Island lies in the Bay of Bengal and the eastern Indian Ocean. This Reserve has a total core area of 1045 Sq. Km. The area is surrounded by the 12 KM wide “forest buffer zone”. This Biosphere Reserve in India was declared in January 2013 and is one of the 9 major bio reserves in India. The Bio Reserve is the home for many species of flora and fauna.

Some of the animal species in the reserve are Nicobar long-tailed macaque, edible-nest swiftlet, Nicobar scrubfowl, Malayan box turtle, reticulated python and giant robber crab.

Best time to Visit

The best time is during winters from October to March.

How to Reach

The distance from Great Nicobar to the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve is approximately 10 KM

Address

Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744302

Indira Point

Indira Point Great Nicobar Island

Indira Point is situated in Great Nicobar Administrative Division of Andaman and Nicobar Island. This point is previously known as the Pygmalion Point and Parsons Point. In mid-1980s the point with respect to Indira Gandhi the peak was renamed from the Pygmalion point. The place on 30th April 1972 commissioned the lighthouse service.

About 163 KM south of the point, Rondo Island is located in the Sabang District. To collaborate a channel between Nicobar Island and the Rondo Island, India and Indonesia are planning to construct a port at Sabang.

Best time to Visit

The best time is during winters from October to March.

Attractions at Indira Point

Lighthouse and Galathea National Park are the attractions in the Indira Point.

How to Reach Indira Point

Tourists have to travel for about 25 KM from Great Nicobar to reach Indira Point.

Address

Indira Point, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744302.

Campbell Bay

Campbell Bay

Campbell Bay is the small village situated in Nicobar District of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Bay is full of greenery and a variety of plants and animals. Some of the fauna are Crab-eating Macaque, Nicobar Pigeon, Leatherback Turtles, Giant Robber Crab, Megapode, Olive Ridley Turtles and Civet Cats and many more. The main attractions of this Campbell bay are Indira Point and the National Park. The place is famous for the places untouched by the urban people and also for wildlife photographers.

Best time to Visit

The best time is during winters from October to March.

How to Reach

The Distance is 11 KM from Great Nicobar to Campbell Bay.

Address

Campbell Bay, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744302.

Contact Number

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