Established in the year 1979, Middle Button
Island National Park is quite renowned for
its spotted deer. The total area coverage of the
park is about 64 square kilometres.
About the park
The park is located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, about 60 kilometres way from the Long Island. The region enjoys favourable climate throughout the year. The summer temperature here is about 30 degree Celsius and the winter temperature is about 15 degree Celsius. This national park along with the North Button Island National Park and South Button Island National Park forms the Button Island National Park.
Most of the park area is covered with deciduous forest. The important plant species of the area are Artocarpus Gomeziana, Artocarpus Chaplasha, Aprosa Villosula, Caryota Mitis, Dinochloa Andamanica, Salmalia Insignis, Calophyllum Soulattri, etc.
The faunas of the region comprise of spotted deer, monitor, dolphins, blue whale, sea turtles, water monitor, water lizard and different colourful coral species.
How to get there
The nearest airport is at Port Blair, which is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and is situated approximately 20 km away. The Port Blair is well connected with regular flights from Chennai and Kolkata city. It can also be easily reached from Vishakhapatnam, Kolkata and Chennai via Passenger ships. From Port Blair the visitors can hire private boats to reach Middle Button Island National Park.
No accommodation facilities are available inside the park. However, good quality lodges, hotels, resorts and guest houses are available in Long Island and Port Blair. Camping facilities are available for the tourists with prior permission from Divisional Forest Officer.
Towards the end of March, before the onset of monsoon, the shore areas of the Andaman and Nicobar islands generally experience rough winds and wild waves. Hence, tourists should avoid visiting the park during this period as hostile weather conditions may spoil their expedition.
Middle Button Island National Park, Middle Andaman, Long Island, Andaman - 744203
Ideal time to visit: December to April
Special attractions: Snorkeling & Scuba Diving