A satellite image taken by NASA of North Sentinel Island
Why It’s Illegal to Visit This Island in the Indian Ocean
According to the peeps at Travel & leisure, it’s actually illegal to visit this tropical island in the Indian Ocean. Why? The locals, apparently.
Deep in the Indian Ocean, you’ll come across North Sentinel Island, supposedly the most dangerous and hardest place to visit on the planet. The place is so dangerous in fact that the Indian government has banned its peoples from going anywhere near it. Going within three miles of the island is actually illegal. Why? Well the indigenous people who call the little bubbled utopia home, attack anyone who attempts to set foot on it.
Little is known about the Sentinelese people (this calls for a new Attenborough documentary), but what is known is that they are incredibly hostile to outsiders and are extremely unwilling to communicate with people who aren’t their own. They are so adverse to any outside contact that they actually attacked and murdered two fishermen who washed up on shore back in 2006.
- It is illegal for anyone to try and access the island deep in the Indian Ocean
- The island is inhabited by the Sentinelese
- The natives are so hostile they do not welcome anyone who is not one of them
Deep in the Indian Ocean is a speculated island, the only place on earth that knows no civilization. According to Daily Mail, North Sentinel Island is purportedly the most dangerous and the hardest place to visit on the entire planet.
The government of India banned anyone from going anywhere near the island. Being within three miles of the island is illegal.
The Island is so dangerous because the indigenous people, the Sentinelese, who call the little seventh heaven home attack anyone who attempt to set foot there.
Little is known about the Sentinelese people and what is known is that they are very hostile and unfriendly to outsiders. They are unwilling to have any communication with anyone who is not one of them.
The island is under thick forest cover making it difficult to learn or find out more about the island and its inhabitants. The exact number of dwellers on the island is unknown and estimates show that they are between 50 to 400 dwellers.
According to anthropologists, the Sentinelese have lived in absolute seclusion for over 60, 000 years. It is feared that the tribe is in danger of becoming extinct as they are vulnerable to others and they have not built up immunity to routine diseases such as flu and common cold.
Here is a documentary on the North Sentinel Island
Source: Daily Mail