Mount Harriet OverviewRanked 10 of 12 sightseeing in Havelock Island
Mount Harriet, located in the southern part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, has a height of around 365 metre. Situated at a distance of 56 km from the capital city, Port Blair, during the British rule, it was the summer capital headquarters of chief Commissioner.
It is the highest point in South Andaman from where visitors can enjoy beautiful views of entire cluster of islands. In addition, tourists can also enjoy a natural trail available up to Madhuban, where variegated birds, animals and butterflies can be witnessed. However, before taking this trail, tourists need the permission from chief Wildlife Warden, located in Haddo. In addition, it is mandatory for tourists to obtain permission, if planning an overnight stay at Mount Harriet from Warden at Port Blair.
The Mount is also home to a National Park, where tourists can enjoy wildlife tours. In addition, tourists can also come across elephants being trained in this national park for carrying logs.
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- Length of visit: 1-2hrs
- Best Time: During Sunset
- Food available for purchase
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- Camera/Video allowed
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