2 Forests to explore in Nicobar
Nicobar district is one of three districts in the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is the fifth least populous district in the country.
Bompuka Island, also known as Poahat, is an island of India, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island has dense forest and some portions have grass. There is thick coconut palm growth on the shores around the island. Abandoned Poahat Village lies on the W side of the island. The portion of sea between the Teressa and Bompuka islands provides a good shelter for ships.
The Island presents varied natural panorama covered with virgin lush evergreen dense tropical forests extending from seacoast to the tip of the hills. This area is the home for the most endangered species, megapode as well as the edible-nest swiftlet (Collocalia fuciphaga). The area is the home of the Shomphens, one of the most primitive tribes of India