Campbell bay national park
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Campbell bay national park

  • Location : Andaman and Nicobar

  • Coverage area : 426.23 km.sq

  • Main attraction : Nicobar tree shrew, Dear, Elephants

  • Best time to visit : March and October

  • Nearby excursions : Mahatma Gandhi National Park

  • Nearby cities : Andaman and Nicobar


The national sanctuary is a haven for people who want to experience the widespread tropical and mangrove vegetation and witness the awing sights of some of the local but rare wildlife. The Campbell Bay National Park, situated in the Nicobar district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a part of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve and is one if the sixty-nine sanctuaries of the islands.


Location of the campbell bay national park

The Campbell Bay Park is situated on one of the largest islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands known as the Great Nicobar. Established in 1992, the national reserve stretches to a total area of 426.23 km.sq. and is divided by a 12 km wide forest buffer zone from the Galathea National Park.

Rich in tropical evergreen forests, the landscape is also dominated by tree ferns and beautiful orchids. Because of having a maritime type of climate, the weather remains pleasant all around the year with the usual spell of the rainy season.


Geographical landscapes of the national park

The geographical landscape of the National Park consists of mangrove forests and tree ferns. The latitude for Campbell Bay Park is 7°0’27.23”N and the longitude for the same is 93°54’17.23”E.

The Bay Park is surrounded by the Galathea Bay in the south and west and by the Andaman sea the east. Because of having such a unique landscape, the park has been endowed with a brilliant cycle of climatic change.


Nearby wildlife sanctuaries

Mahatma Gandhi National Park, Mt. Harriet National Park and Saddle Peak National Park are a few of the nearby wildlife sanctuaries that the tourists also visit.


The climatic conditions of the area

The climate of the Nicobar area remains pleasant throughout the year. Since the area is situated in the torrid region, the climate is moderately hot here with no winter season. Despite having no winter, the place, however, experiences rainfall throughout the year.

In the Nicobar region, summers usually start from the end of January and extend up to the end of June. During summers, the average temperature ranges from 20°C to 31°C along with the regular storm showers. Having the hot climate is the predominant climate of the region, the people, here are accustomed to hot and humid weather throughout the year. Although during the monsoon season the area experiences 3,000 to 3,800 mm of rainfall annually.


Ideal time to visit the national park

With its regulating climate and pleasant weather, the Campbell Bay National Park is open and welcoming to tourists throughout the year. The best time to visit the place is between the months of March and October.

Tourists can take a flight while coming from cities like Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. Ferries and ships connect the park with Port Blair.


Types of animals that inhabit the wildlife park

With its diverse landscape, the sanctuary is also rich in its wildlife. Rare kinds of animals are found the national reserve where they are protected and taken care of with utmost diligence.

Mammals in The national park

Nicobar tree shrew, Dear, Andaman Wild pig, Palm Civet, Elephants, and many more.

Birds

The long-tailed Macaque, the megapode bird, etc

Reptiles

Saltwater crocodile, Robber crabs, the Giant leatherback turtle, the Reticulated python and the Malayan box turtle.

The natural vegetation or flora

The natural vegetation of the Park includes tropical evergreen forests with a wide variety of bravura orchids, tree ferns, and several indigenous plants.The fauna of the park includes SterculiaAlata, Nipa Palm, Ground orchid, tree fern and many more variants of breathtaking flower breeds.


Distance from major cities

  • New Delhi , 2975 km

  • Chandigarh, 2848.6 km

  • Indore, 2606 km

  • Kolkata, 1803 km

  • Mumbai , 2640 km

  • Vishakhapatnam, 1661 km

  • Hyderabad, 2034 km


How to reach the national park ?

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You can reach the National Park in the following ways:-

By air

Nearest airport is Port Blair from the Campbell Bay Park,and Port Blair is connected with major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc.

By rail

Nearest railway is Chennai Railway Station which is 1,370 km far from the park.

By ship

Tourists from major cities such as Kolkata, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam can also avail ships back and forth to Port Blair.

Where to stay while touring campbell bay national park ?

There are a lot of hotels and resorts for accommodating the tourists while they are visiting the National Bay Park. There are camps and cabins also to accommodate travellers. Some of the hotels there are:-

  • Havelock Islands.

  • Diglipur’s Turtle Resort

  • PWD Guest House

Things to do in the campbell bay national park

There are a lot of other activities to do as well while in the National Park. Some of such activities are:-

  • Trekking

  • Camps

  • Elephant Rides

  • Scuba diving

  • Snorkelling

  • Coral viewing

The above-mentioned information is all just an overview of the wonderful experience that one can have while visiting the majestic island.


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