Bompoka island lies about 2.5 km east from southern end of nearby Teressa Island in the Nancowry group of islands.The hills on the island rise upto 193 m. The island has dense forest and some portions have grass growth. There is thick coconut palm growth on shores all round the island. The portion of sea between the Teressa and Bompoka islands provides a good shelter for the ships. The island has a few inhabitants who mainly depend for all their requirements on Teressa Island. In fact they are the part of the original populace of Teressa island only. Teressa island is visited by passenger vessels regularly.
The landing is on South West Point of the island. Only the locals can approach the landing point safely as there are submerged rocks around. From the landing point the Lighthouse is about 4 km through forest and hilly track. It is advisable to visit Bompoka island by engaging a boat from Teressa island.They posses the local knowledge about the submerged rocks and depth of water.The GI trestle tower was rected in 1989. The 500 mm optical equipment operating on DA gas supplied by M/s J. Stone India, Calcutta was installed on this trestle in 1991. The light was commissioned on 5th April 1991 and subsequently it was replaced by halogen lamp Electronic flasher operating on batteries charged by Solar panels on 23rd March 1996.
Bompoka Island Lighthouse Port Blair-744101