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Campbell Bay National Park
Campbell Bay National Park is the national park of India that is situated on the great Nicobar island that is the largest island of the Nicobar islands on the east of the Indian Ocean round about 190 Kms from Sumatra. This park was declared as the National park of India in 1992 forming the part of the Great Nicobar Â Biosphere Reserve.
The total area of this park is about 426 kmÂ² that has been separated by the small Galathea National Park that is about 12-km wide zone of buffer forests. Campbell Bay Park is situated on the largest island the Great Nicobar that is the largest island of the Nicobar Islands on the east of the Indian Ocean and about 190 km towards the north of Sumatra.
Campbell Bay National Park forms the part of Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. The total area over which this park is located is more than 426 sq km that is on the north part of the Great Nicobar. The vegetation of this park includes the tropical evergreen forest, orchids, tree fern and fauna includes the Crab-eating macaque, megapode, giant robber crab and Nicobar pigeon.
In case any one wants to reach Campbell Bay park than he has to 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. This boat usually travels via Little Andaman, Nancowry enroute and Car Nicobar to Campbell Bay.
The Campbell Bay National Park, National Park has beautiful variety of the orchids and various flowering plants. During the spring season this area looks as awesome as all the flowring plants of this area are in full blossom. Due to the presence of different species of birds this area is also good for bird watching. There is the provision of the watch towers in the forest for the travelers from where they can watch various species of birds. This park is also famous for various animal species like Nicobar pigeon, giant robber crab, megopode and crab eating macaque.
|State||Situated in Northern Great Nicobar Island|
|Nearest city||Car Nicobar|
|Time zone||UTC/GMT +5:30 hours|
|Area||426 sq km|
|Summer||31 degree C|
|Winter||20 degree C minimum|
The Campbell Bay National Park situated in Andaman and Nicobar islands forms the part of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. This park was declared as the national park in 1992. The total area of this park is more than 426 square kilometers having the vegetation of tropical type and mangrove forests.
The Campbell Bay National Park of Andaman and Nicobar islands is most renowned point for the tourist attractions in Andaman and Nicobar. This park has got a ranking amongst the other National Parks of India.
The total area of this park is more than 426 square kilometers having the vegetation of tropical type and mangrove forests. It forms the part of Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. This national park is situated in the Great Nicobar Island of the archipelago.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this Campbell Bay National Park of Andaman and Nicobar islands is in the months of March to October. During these months this parkâs beauty remains at its top and there is awesome atmosphere over here. For the purpose of staying of the visitors there are some lodges as well as wildlife resorts in this area.
Distance From - National Park
The Campbell Bay National Park can be reached by all the means. It is not too far from the capita city of Port Blair. There is the provision of the Ferry services to reach the national park.
How To Get There
The only air port available in the Andaman and Nicobar Island is the Airport of Port Blair that is being connected with Chennai and Kolkata. The two operation airline services available are the Kingfisher and the Jet Airways that takes about 2 hrs to reach this park.
By Charted Flights
The facilities for the charted flights are also available in Port Blair. For details log on website www.dgca.nic.in
Things To Do In - National Park
There are many spots for the purpose of camping in this area. There are also rocky islands where the nature has provided the natural camping infrastructure.
Generally the jungle tours are being organized for the tourists having leisure time, however in these adventure tours the guests are taken to the heart of jungles of north-bengal. The total program for the guests includes the activities like jungle treks, elephant rides, jungle camps, jeep safaris and many other similar type of activities.
Certain places for the purpose of accommodation are as follows:
Abhishek, Goal Ghar, Ph: 234561, 233565, Rs.600 - Rs. 1,200
Andaman Real House in Delanipur, Ph: 234060-61/232642, Rs. 400 - Rs. 800
Barefoot at Havelock Resort, Beach #7, Radhanagar, Havelock Island, Ph: 282151, Rs. 4,000 - Rs. 5,000
City King Palace, Supply Line, Ph: 233754/320, Rs.600 - Rs. 1,200
The Nicobar district climate remains very pleasant all the year round. This area is situated in the Torrid that is the hot climate zone that is enveloped by the Bay of Bengal Ocean. There is not winter season in this area; however the rainfall is very common throughout the year. So from the above discussion it is crystal clear that there are mainly two seasons in Nicobar one is summer and other is monsoon.
Summer Season of Nicobar Islands:The summer season of the Nicobar region starts from the end of the month of January and lasts up to end of June. Normally on an average the temperature during summer ranges from 22Â°C to 31Â°C along with some and some critical storms that hits the city during summers. The basic climate of the Nicobar is the tropical monsoon climate that have a little variation in the average temperature throughout the year along with the huge precipitation all year round.