Campbell Bay National Park
Campbell Bay National Park is located on the island of Great Nicobar, it was gazetted as a National Park of India in 1992 and forms part of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. It is one of the most hidden and mysterious national park in India. This park is separated by a buffer zone of a stretch of forest land 12 Km wide known as the Galathea National Park.
Thick tropical evergreen forests and trees ferns dominate the landscape with beautiful orchids for a wonderful photography experience. A small island park with flora and fauna is endemic to the climate. The park is beautiful with nature all around.
To Get There
To reach the Campbell Bay National Park visitors can hire the Pawan Hans helicopter service from Port Blair. The other way to reach is the Inter Island Boat Service that is available from Port Blair.
Entry for foreign nationals is restricted to visit this island.
There are resorts in some of the island like Havelock Island, Diglipur’s Turtle Resort. You have a choice of staying in either a lodge or a wildlife resort in the area itself.
When To Visit
The climate of the region is hot and humid, the ideal time for coming to the national park is between March to October. During these months this parks beauty remains at its top and there is awesome atmosphere there.It is advisable for the tourist to wear light cotton clothes to adjust to the hot and humid conditions of the forest.
Campbell National Park has some unique flora and fauna for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Wildlife that can be spotted here, include the crab-eating Macaque, the Megapode, the Giant Robber Crab and the Nicobar pigeon. One can also see wild Boar, Deer and Civet Cats.
There are many spots for the purpose of camping and trekking around in this area. Tourist can avail the jungle tour packages, which include jungle treks, jungle camps, Elephant-safaris to the heart of the park. Visiting this national park gives you the life changing experience along with adventure and offers you the feeling or opportunity to be with nature.