Friday, 25 November 2011

Destinations: Mount Harriet NP, South Andaman Island, India

This tropical evergreen forested mountain (at just 365m the highest point on South Andaman) is easily accessed by a tarmac road that runs from its foot to the peak. Great views over the sea from there, too. It is a national park and home to many of the Andaman Islands' endemic birds, including: Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Shama, Andaman Bulbul, Andaman Drongo, Andaman Crake, Andaman Woodpigeon, Andaman Coucal and Andaman Serpent-eagle. To reach Mount Harriet, take the ferry from Port Blair to Bamboo Flats (20 minutes) and get a taxi to the top before walking down. Of course there is other wildlife too, for example, watch out for leeches!

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