Mount Harriet National Park, officially renamed as Mount Manipur 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 Manipur (Mount Harriet) (383 metres (1,257 ft)), which is a part of the park, is the third-highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago next to Saddle Peak.
Jolly Buoy is a famous tourist spot off Port Blair. It is a small island via a boat ride from the city famous for white sands and clear waters. An island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, it offers a breath taking underwater view of coral and marine life. It is an ideal place for snorkeling , sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach. To reach Jolly buoy island people have to come to Wandoor beachThis is located in Mahatma Gandhi National Park. Wandoor beach is 30 Kms from Port Blair by road.
Long Island is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the North and Middle Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island is located 80 km north from Port Blair.Long Island in Andaman is one of the most offbeat locations in the archipelago. This destination is not yet discovered by many who know about the Andaman Islands. Fairly because of many reasons. The foremost reason that we see is the remote locality of Long Island and the poor connectivity of this destination.
Barren Island is an island located in the Andaman Sea. It is the only confirmed active volcano in the Indian subcontinent, and the only active volcano along a chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar.It is a part of the Indian Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and lies about 138 km (86 mi) northeast of the territory's capital, Port Blair.The first recorded eruption of the volcano dates back to 1787. Since then, the volcano has erupted more than ten times, with the most recent one being in 2022.After the first recorded eruption in 1787.
Located behind the tranquil village of Kalipur, you can easily reach Kalipur Beach by taking a local bus from the main Diglipur bazaar. It is majorly popular for observing turtle nesting and that too four different species of sea turtles (Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawksbill, and Green Turtles) who come here to nest their eggs. The government has built a hatchery there for this purpose. If you are fortunate, then you can see turtles laying their eggs late at night as well as baby turtles being set free into the ocean early in the morning. Kalipur Beach features volcanic grey colored sand and crystal clear water. It is an ideal place for swimming and snorkeling. Jellyfish are found in abundance here. Owing to sand flies, sunbathing is not recommended.
Mount Harriet, 55 Kms by road/ 15 Kms by ferry and trek from Port Blair was the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during British Raj. This place is ideal for fascinating overview of the nearby islands and the sea. It is the highest peak in the South Andamans (365 mts. high).
On 17th October 2021, Mount Harriet was officially renamed as Mount Manipur by the Union Government of India, as a tribute to the freedom fighters of Manipur.
After that, Maharaja Kulachandra Dhwaja Singh and 22 freedom fighters were sent to Kalapani and kept on Mount Harriet. Today, in his memory, we would like to honour his contribution by renaming Mount Harriet Mount Manipur.
Mount Harriet is the highest peak in Port Blair. It used to be the summertime rest house of the Britishers and is now a popular tourist spot. One needs to cross the sea in a vehicle ferry to reach Bambooflat from Port Blair before taking the road to reach Mount Harriet.
The attraction for which this place is famous is the view of the Light House that is located in North Bay, the picture of a lighthouse on the back of a Twenty Rupees Indian Currency Note is the picture taken from this viewpoint of Mount Harriet.
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.
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