Mount Harriet National Park, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

Mount Harriet at an altitude of about 459m above sea level, Mount Harriet National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in the country.

About the park
The park is located in Ferrargunj tehsil in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is spread over an area of about 46.62 kmĀ². The mount where this park is located is named after the second wife of Robert Christopher Tytler. Robert Christopher Tytler was a Superintendent of the Convict Settlement of the region in that time. He was also a photographer and an active naturalist.

The major vegetation covers of the region include Andaman Semi-evergreen Forests, Evergreen Forest, Littoral Forests and Moist Deciduous Forests. Almost 393 plant species can be found here.

The prominent animal species in the region include saltwater crocodile, wild pig, turtles, robber crabs, elephants, etc. Mount Harriet National Park is also home to several colorful and rare birds.

Getting there
The nearest railhead and airport is located in Port Blair, which is approximately 20 km away. Regular bus services are available from the Andaman Teal House to the national park. The visitors can also board passenger or vehicle ferries from the Chatham Jetty to reach the park via Bamboo flat. It takes almost 20 minutes to reach the park in ferry.

General Information
The forest guest house located on the Mount Harriet provides quality accommodation facilities to the tourists. Other lodging options are available at Havelock Island, Little Andaman Island, Diglipur, Baratang, Neil Island, Long Island, etc.

Tourists who intend to stay overnight in the park needs to obtain permission from the Chief Wildlife Warden, stationed at Haddo. Foreign nationals are allowed to stay for a maximum of 30 days in the island. For extending their stay they need to obtain special permission from the authorities. For trekking permission is also required from the warden.

Tourist information
Address: Mount Harriet National Park, Ferrargunj tehsil, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.
Best time to visit: January to March
Entry Fees applicable

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