Narcondam Island

Narcondam Island is part of the Indian territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Islands

The Narcondam Hornbill

Narcondam is a small volcanic island in the Andaman group of islands. It is 710 m high above sea level at the highest point. The island has an area of 7 sq.km.

Understand

Narcondam is classified as an active volcano. The Indian Coast Guard is building a huge coastal surveillance radar facility at the island. This project was delayed for a long time because it was considered harmful to the local horn bill population.

See

The Narcondam Hornbill is endemic to the island. It is an endangered species. There is a separate Wildlife sanctuary in the island to protect the horn-bill.

Do

Narcondam is known as a diving destination. There are rocky ridges and steep slopes like chimneys useful for diving. The islands offer gently sloping terrain populated with fields of hard corals and colorful reef fish.

Go next


This article is issued from Wikivoyage - version of the Sunday, June 14, 2015. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.