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 (383 metres (1,257 ft)), which is part of the park, is the third-highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago next to Saddle Peak (732 metres (2,402 ft)) in North Andaman and Mount Thullier (568 metres (1,864 ft)) in Great Nicobar.
The picture on the back side of ₹ 20 note is taken from Mount Harriet National Park. The park is named in commemoration of Harriet C. Tytler, the second wife of Robert Christopher Tytler, a British army officer, an administrator, naturalist and photographer, who was 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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  • Mount Harriet National Park which is an amazing 2 - 2.5 km trek in a deep forest. On the way to Mount Harriet National Park via Bambooflat you see the place were on 20 Rs old Note background  more »
  • Great trek, great views, excellent trek. Very well maintained National Park. Has Tent huts in case you stay overnight  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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