Great Nicobar Island
The great Nicobar Island is the Southern-most island of Andaman and Nicobar archipelago and is also the southernmost part of India.The island is home to the indigenous people.This place is open for only Indian Citizens. This island provides shelter to many endemic plants, animals and birds.
How To Reach
This place is 540 km by sea from Port Blair, you can reach there by boat. If you opt for the boat services from Port Blair, you get to witness many other attractions along the way like Little Nicobar, Car Nicobar the northern most Nicobar group island. Getting to great Nicobar is easy with frequent service of helicopter from Port Blair.
Where To Stay
There have no private hotel, resort or lodge in Nicobar Island. You have to book a government rest house in advance, if you are planning to visit there.
Sightseeing And Activities
Campbell Bay National park is the most famous place visited by tourist.
Tillanchong Island– has been declared as a wildlife sanctuary. This is the home to a number of animals and birds species. Nicobar scrubfowl, saltwater crocodiles, giant leatherback sea turtle, giant robber crab and reticulated python are the major attraction of wildlife in Nicobar Island. There are also some other important species found in the Nicobar Island are water monitor lizard, Nicobar pigeon, fruit bat, Nicobar serpent eagle etc.
Indira Point– it is explored by numerous tourists every year. The Indira Point is famous for its sky scarpering lighthouse. The lighthouse is painted in red and white strips, thereby providing a fascinating look to the lighthouse. It is so beautiful that it creates a spell on its visitors. The view of sunset from the southernmost point of India is worth seeing.
What To Do
There are many beautiful islands near to Great Nicobar like Katchal Island, It is a small island which heralded the new millennium with the first sunrise in 1st January 2000. The other islands are Car Nicobar, Nancowry Island, where you can visit and enjoy your holiday.