Mount Harriet National Park

Price Range

10 - 250.00

Reviews

4.4

Overview

We all need a break from our daily busy life. The only way to get rest is to go somewhere and see something new. Andaman-Nicobar Islands is one of the many places in the world that you must visit once in a lifetime. If you visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you must go to this park. This park is a place you will love to visit. Let us discuss something about Mount Harriet National park. 

This park was established in 1969. It was created in memory of Harriet C Tyler who was the second wife of Robert Christopher Tyler. He was a British Army officer, a naturalist, administrator, & a photographer. This place was a forest before the park was created. 

 

 

Why is it famous?

Mount Harriet national park is the third highest peak in Andaman. There are road s,small rivers and bridges of a full view of the landscape. The picture on the backside of the Indian currency Rs 20 note has been taken from this park. One of the reasons why the park is famous is because of the rare animals and birds.Certain species of some animals are also found in the park. 

 

 

Tourist Attractions 

The park is located on the highest hill in the South Andaman. Mount Harriet is a part of this park which is 383 meters high. 

The beauty of this place-

It's full of greenery. The clouds are close enough to be touched. If you visit this place you will feel fresh and calm like never before.

Wildlife-

This park is home to many rare species of animals, birds & new species. Here you can find Andaman’s wild pig which is rare to watch. There are some species of crocodile, turtle, rubber crab  that are less likely to be found elsewhere. 

Nature wealth-

Here trees and plants are sufficient which makes birds and animals fit to live. In the park, you will see about 90 species of birds, 12 species of mammals, 27 species of reptiles & 120 species of moths.

Various Kind of park-

It is not just a national park but also an accumulation area under the Andaman Nicobar Forest Department which secret with evergreen forest, that evokes a wonderful beauty. 

Trekking-

There is a 16 km trek area for those who are into hiking.This place is also good for other activities like photography, picnic spending time with friends or family, etc. 

 

 

Places To Eat 

There are some restaurants near Harriet Park. 

  • RED River Kitchen - The distance between the RED River kitchen and Mount Harriet Park is 0.2 km. This is a good option for vegans. 
  • Caribou coffee - The distance from the coffee shop to the restaurant is 0.3 km. 
  • The St. Paul Grill - This shop is O.8 km away from the park. The crab cake here is incredibly famous and delicious. You will also find non-veg food here.

 

Recommendations: Do’s and Dont's 

  • Try to maintain the silence of the park.
  • Do not go to feed the animals here.
  • There is no food stall in this park so be sure to carry some food and drinking water.
  • You may need a guide to explore this park and get enlightened by the history and the information of animals here. 

 

 

Timings

  • Monday : 07:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 07:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 07:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Thursday : 07:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Friday : 07:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Saturday : 07:00 am to 05:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Ferry :  It takes fifteen to twenty minutes to get to the park from Chattam and Phoenix Bay in Port Blair
  • By Road : There are road links from Sippighat and Chouldhari. It will take about an hour to reach the park from these two places and the distance to the park is about 40 km. 

 

Ticket Pricing

  • For Adults : Rs 25
  • For Children : Rs 10
  • For Camera : Rs 25
  • For Vehicle : Rs 10
  • For Students (Indians) : Rs 10
  • For Foreigners : Rs 250

Things To Do

There are many activites that you can take part in while trekking in the park.

  • Bird Watching is what you can do while hiking to Mount Harriet National Park. It is a bird watchers paradise as it has the rare bird species in the forest.
  • You can watch different flowers in the park which attracts many butterflies further creating a Butterfly Watch for the tourists.
  • Nature Viewing from here is the best that you can witness during the trek where you experience scenic views of the pristine Andaman sea and the beautiful islands from the top of the Mount Harriet watchtower which is a feast for the eye.
  • Trekking is the best option you can opt for as you get a chance to walk & trek in the huge forest of the park.
  • Orchidarium is a small well-maintained botanical garden for growing orchids and a must-see section of the park if you love orchids.
  • There is a traditional  Nicobari Hut on display giving a Glimpse of Culture and History of the distinct culture of the Nicobarese tribes. Its like a tree house with wooden pillars supporting the hut.
  • One of the exciting way to feel nature is through Camping. If you want to wake up to nature and wilderness then camping is the right choice.
  • Photography is common for tourists to visit and click the beauty of the place. You will get many scenic views that will make you spellbound.

Address

Mount Harriet National Park, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

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Aritra Chakrabortty
Aritra Chakrabortty
07/19/2020 11:29
Mount Harriet is one of the forest based tourist place in Andaman but to visit here from Port Blair you need to travel to Chatham port from there you need to take a ferry or boat to Bamboo flat from there you need to go right and there is only one way up but I would request you take a scooter from port Blair city to travel there and I would not recommend to take any old age people along with you. This place is surrounded with beauty of greenary and you will get a vast view of small island like Ross Island, Northbay and many more from here... The scenery is heart melting and they will guide you to go a sight scene through a forest I would say you to avoid that because you need to walk for around more than one long hour to reach there and you will find nothing over there no view as well... In my photos I have mentioned below the photo tagged with the end you will find the place ... But rest you can visit if you have time because visiting this place will take your one day from your list.
Ananya Mondal
Ananya Mondal
03/08/2020 10:35
If you are looking for both nature and history.. must visit this place... the place is also good for those who loves to trek and adventure... And also far way from the city hussle... Very peaceful place.. And most interesting fact about this place is this that.. the photo printed in the back of old 20/- Rs. Note is the view from the hill top.
Angshuman Saha
Angshuman Saha
06/25/2020 23:54
A wonderful place for everhobe, must visit place in Andaman Islands. Night stay is safe and booking may be done through forest department.
Suman Parial
Suman Parial
02/21/2020 21:23
Great view from hilltop. Small treakroute start from hilltop. Forest dept. bungalows and makeshift rooms available. Journey to hilltop through forest road is thrilling. Den of poisonous snakes.
J.K. Dangi
J.K. Dangi
02/16/2020 09:45
Excellent garden at the hilltop. On one side is the garden with variety's of plants and flowers and on other side downhill is the ocean. It's an excellent picturesque view. Lovely place.

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FAQs

Mount Harriet national park is the third highest peak in Andaman. There are road s,small rivers and bridges of a full view of the landscape. The picture on the backside of the Indian currency Rs 20 note has been taken from this park. One of the reasons why the park is famous is because of the rare animals and birds.Certain species of some animals are also found in the park. 
From Port Blair it is 55 kms by road and 15 kms by ferry.One can hire a cab or bus to their destination.
The ticket price of this place for foreigners is Rs.250, for adult’s ticket price is Rs 25 and for children, the price is about Rs 10. For Student it is Rs 5. and if you want to carry a vehicle, in this case maybe you need to pay more.
From morning to afternoon is the best time to enter this place. 
If you like nature and want to stay away from the busy life of the city for a while. Then visiting here may be a better option. Reason being, the ticket price is affordable & can easily enter here. 
There are several things to do at Mount Harriet.You can go for trekking which is a 16 km nature trek. Photography is the other thing you can do & capture the best scenic views.Picnic, viewing, bird watching are other such activities that can entertain you for a longer time.
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