Mount Harriet, 55 km by road and 15 km by ferry and a short trek from Port Blair, used to be the summer headquarters of the chief commissioner during the British raj. Housing the highest peak in South Andaman (365 m), this place provides an ideal vantage point for the nearby islands and the sea. The park is spread over an area of 42.62 sq km and shelters diverse flora and fauna, including birds like Andaman treepie, Sunda teal, Nicobar megapode, Nicobar parakeet, Andaman black woodpecker, black-naped tern etc. One can also find king cobra, green sea and Olive Ridley turtles, Andaman cobra, robber crab, saltwater crocodiles, turtles and wild pigs. The complete area of the national park is spread over a cluster of hills on the eastern side of South Andaman. The park has been named after the wife of the superintendent of the Convict Settlement in Port Blair from 1862 to 1864, who discovered it.

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