Landfall island wildlife sanctuary
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Landfall island wildlife sanctuary

  • Location : Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Coverage area : 29.28 sq km

  • Best time to visit : November and April

  • Nearby cities : Port Blair


Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1987 by the Andaman and Nicobar Administration, with the wildlife sanctuary located at the northernmost island of the Andaman archipelago. Beautifully located between blue lagoons and golden sandy beaches, the Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary is a quencher for every nature lover’s quest for harmony with natural beauty.


Location of the landfall island wildlife sanctuary :

Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the northernmost island of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It lies 220 km north of Port Blair and Burma is 300 km away from the Landfall Island. The island is specifically situated right between the North Andaman Island and Myanmar’s Coco Islands. The Cleugh Passage separates the island from North Andaman. Spread over an area of 29.28 sq km, the sanctuary houses some of the most distinct wildlife found exclusively in the island.


Climatic conditions

The island experiences a tropical climate due to its proximity to the sea. Hence the temperature is hot and humid, with long monsoons and no winter. During summers, the evenings are relatively cool and pleasant than the hotter afternoons. It is really enjoyable to take a walk along the beaches by the evenings with the mild breeze blowing on your face.


Best time to visit landfall island wildlife sanctuary

The island sanctuary doesn’t experience any winter, though summers are relatively hotter and humid and the monsoons are stretched and heavy. One can travel the Landfall Island any time of the year, as the climate is gentle enough to travel. However, the best time for visiting the Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary is in the month of November and April.


Animals that inhabit the park

The Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary provides a wonderful opportunity for the travelers to watch the animals in their natural habitat, without being interfered by humans. Not only it is an experience as far as nature’s study is concerned, it has a great therapeutic advantage to feel nature at its closest and away from the busy city life. The island is inhabited by the indigenous akachari tribe, who, to be true, are not too fond of travelers intervening their local and tribal life.

The climate of the region contributes to the vegetation particularly found in this region, which is tropical rain forest including some distinct species of trees. The island exhibits multiple ecosystems namely wetlands, creeks, mangroves, and beaches. These all give rise to a rich ecology and wonderful flora perfectly balancing the biological diversity.

Some of the rare animals found here are hawkbill turtle, green sea turtle and Andaman water monitor. The avifauna is equally mesmerizing that attracts Ornithologists, birdwatchers and photography freaks every year to flock around the region. Some of the species of birds found here are Andaman crake, white-headed starling, serpent eagle, Andaman drongo, Andaman coucal, and several other species which are classified as near-to-extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Worth mentioning is the marine ecosystem of the island wildlife that preserves a variety of fish and corals. Snorkeling and swimming are among the most popular water adventures practiced here by the travelers.


Distance from major cities

Port Blair is the nearest city to Landfall Island, and one can access to the sanctuary from here.

  • Port Blair , 228 km

  • Chennai,1379 km

  • Visakhapatnam ,1139 km


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Airways

  • The nearest airports are Port Blair (228 km), Chennai in Tamil Nadu (1379 km) and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh (1139 km).

  • One can avail the waterways via government controlled ferries that run from Port Blair.

Railways

  • The Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary isn’t connected by railways directly.

  • The nearest railway station is at Chennai in Tamil Nadu (1139 km).

Roadways

There is no direct road connectivity in Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary.

The government or privately run ferries from and to Port Blair (228 km) are the easiest and most convenient way to travel to and from the sanctuary.

Accommodation facilities

The authorities of the island sanctuary are the best one to guide you through accommodation, if allowed right at the sanctuary. Or else, you may opt for alternate facilities available at Port Blair, or resort in Diglipur, that is quite near and accessible by boat. There is another government run resort (Andaman Public Work Department) in Diglipur for overnight stays. Advance booking is suggested due to smaller capacity to accommodate.

Things to do :

Explore the marine ecosystem

The aqua life here is one of the most well-preserved ecosystems with a number of fish and corals savoring the ambience. You too can join in to discover the life below water.

Water adventure

Snorkeling and swimming are the perfect escapes for the wanderlust who are looking for some adventures amid the peaceful nature.

Photographer’s delight

It is an absolute bliss to capture the moments and beauty of the surroundings with your eyes as well as to preserve it forever in your cameras. Pure ecstasy for the birdwatchers.

A stroll by the beach

It is heavenly to take a stroll by the beach as the mild breeze sweep off your face. Enjoy the experience while taking a break from the daily life.

Multiple ecosystems

Wetlands, creeks, mangroves and beaches – how many more variations can you spot? Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary has so much to offer when it comes to ecosystems.

Conclusion

Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary is an out of the world experience, with so many variations of nature and wildlife adding to its blissful ambience. A must-visit for the travel freaks at least once in their lifetime.


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