There is an island in the Indian Ocean that no one is allowed to visit, here is why

A satellite image taken by NASA of North Sentinel Island
  • 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.

The Sentinelese are thought to be direct descendants from the first humans who emerged from Africa, and have lived on the island for more than 60,000 years

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