Campbell Bay National Park is located in the Great Nicobar island, which is the largest of the Nicobar Islands. Spread over an area of 426 sq km, it forms a part of Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. One of the major tourist highlights of the region, it was declared a national park in 1992. The park is famous for its orchids and different categories of flowering plants.
The fauna found in this national park is primarly crab-eating macaque, megapode, giant robber crab and Nicobar pigeon. It is also a great location for bird watching. Visitors can watch various species of birds from the watch towers in the forest.
Permits: Great Nicobar island is a restricted area, only Indian citizens are allowed.
When to visit: March to October is the best time to visit.
Accommodation: There are some lodges in the area and also camping spots. Some options in Havelock Island are Jungle Resort from Barefoot and Dolphin Resort.
How to reach:
Air: Port Blair is the only airport in Andaman and Nicobar Island, and has direct flights from Chennai and Kolkata. There are also chartered flights. Pawan Hans helicopters fly to Campbell Bay.
Sea: Passenger ships are available from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam to Port Blair. Ferry services are available to the national park.