One of the many national parks in the Andaman Islands is the Mount Harriet National Park, which is considered as the main attraction and highest peak in the Archipelago of South Andaman. The main feature of Mount Harriet is its fauna and natural flora, which are up to now still unmatched. Just like a forest, Mount Harriet is covered with greenery and Port Blair can be seen from the top of the mount’s peak.
Mount Harriet was named after British soldier Robert Christopher Tytler’s wife Harriet. Aside from being a soldier, Tytler was a photographer and a nature lover hence he was able to capture the beauty of the area. From his pictures, you can see the islands around Mount Harriet with breathtaking beauty. Tytler was also served as the Superintendent of the Convict Settlement located in Port Blair from 1862 to 1864.
Mount Harriet is a great place to bond with your family. A day with the family members in a natural set-up and doing activities together is a priceless and memorable time. A few minutes away from Port Blair, this is one place you can consider going to. Aside from the wonderful activities lined up to do, you can enjoy fresh air and nature tripping. This place is ideal for a fascinating overview of the nearby islands and the sea. It is the highest peak in the South Andamans (365 Mts. high).
How to reach?
Mount Harriet, 55 Kms by road/ 15 Km by ferry and trek from Port Blair. Ferry service is available from Chatham wharf to Bambooflat. From Bambooflat vehicles can be taken to reach Mt. Harriet.
Best time to visit-
Mount Harriet National Park is open throughout the year. The best time of the year to visit the Mount Harriet National Park is between the months of January to March.
Visitors can reach the Middle Button Island National Park through ferries from Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Union Territory.
Entry timings – 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM