Mount Harriet National Park, Port Blair

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Mount Harriet National Park is a national park located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India. The park, established in 1969, covers about 4.62 km2 (18.00 mi2). Mount Harriet, which is part of the park, is the third-highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago next to Saddle Peak (732m) in North Andaman and Mount Thullier (568m) in Great Nicobar.
The picture on the back side of ₹ 20 note is taken form Mount Harriet National Park The park is named in commemoration of Harriet Tytler, the second wife of Robert Christopher Tytler, a British army officer, an administrator, naturalist and photographer, who were appointed Superintendent of the Convict Settlement at Port Blair in the Andamans from April 1862 to February 1864. Harriet is remembered for her work in documenting the monuments of Delhi and for her notes at the time of the Revolt of 1857 in India.
The park's well-known faunal species are Andaman wild pigs (an endangered species), saltwater crocodiles, turtles and robber crabs. The park is also a butterfly hotspot.
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  • One day should be set aside to visit Mount Harriet. The entrance to the park costs for foreigners 500 rupees per person. Getting there: from Chatham Wharf every half hour there are ferries, the price is 10 rupees per person, sail for 15 minutes. The ticket is bought at the ticket office at the dock. Back as well. You can get to the park. We walked along the promenade to the end, about 40-50 minutes. At the end on the left there will be an Indian temple, behind it you have to turn left and go straight on the road. To go to the park for about 30-40 minutes depends on physical fitness. Near the entrance to the park booth, where sits a man with a magazine, he records it all who go to the park and takes money for the entrance. Gives tickets. You need passport details, address and phone number. Next up...
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  • We got a chance to visit the place and it was amazing that we can see the islands like Neil and Havelock from there. Also the view of North Bay island from there is mesmerizing.  more »
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  • It's a beautiful place. The journey uphill offers breathtaking scenery. Lots of beautiful butterflies. Got to see some endemic birds. Offers a panoramic view of the islands. There are pointers for identification. It rained briefly during my visit on 21st December. A place for nature lovers. Not a normal touristy place, so few tourists found here. Good for the place and the discerning few.
  • It was one of the most attractive places to visit. The scenery on the way is beautiful. We took the picture of that place which is on the back side of 20 rupee currency note. We also took the picture of Navy's ship repairing yard located in the middle of the sea. When a naval ship comes for repairs, the total work station sinks in the water to take the ship on board. After sometime, the Ship Repair Yard comes up and the entire water goes back to the sea through chambers. Then the ship is inspected for suitable repairs.
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