Sunday, March 29, 2020
Wildlife

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Saddle Peak National Park

The park started in Andaman district in 1979, covers an area of 33sq.km. It is at a distance of 5km from Diglipur; the nearest town and 200km from Port Blair, the nearest airport and the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The forest land of the islands is covered by luxuriant and lush green and thick tropical rain forests. The vegetation is characterized by humid, warm and wet tropical climate. The fauna of this park comprises Andaman wild pig, water monitor lizard, salt water crocodile. The important birds are Andaman hill mynah and imperial pigeon.

The best period for visiting the park is November to March. There are two rest houses.

North Button Island National Park

The park is 60km from the long Island town and 200km from the airport of Port Blair, the capital of the Island. Set up in 1979 the park covers an area of.44sq.km.

The fauna found here are dugong, dolphin, water monitor, lizard etc. The best months for visiting the park are December-March.

Middle Button National Park

This park set up in 1979 is spread over an area of 64sq.km in the Andaman district. It is 60km away from the nearest town of long island. The capital town and the airport Port Blair is at a distance of 200km.

It is an Island with most deciduous forests. The fauna of the park consists of spotted deer, monitor, lizard and marine species. The suitable period for visit is December to April.

South Button Island National Park

Set up in 1977, the park is located in the Andaman district covering an area of 2sq.km. The nearest town is Long Island 60km and the airport is Port Blair at a distance of 200km from the park.

The fauna consists of dugong, dolphin, water monitor,  lizard etc. The best month for visiting the park are December-April.

Mount Harriet National Park

Located in Andaman district covering an area of 47sq.km the park was established in 1979. It is 20km away from Port Blair the capital town of Island. Port Blair is the nearest town and airport.

The fauna of the park is primarily Andaman wild pig. January to March are the best months for visiting the park.

Marine National Park

This new National Park was set up in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at a distance of 20km from Port Blair which is the nearest town and airport. The park covers an area of 281sq.km.

The park is spread over 15 islands of Labrynth group of Islands of the west coast of south Andaman. Each Island has distinct vegetation which comprise littoral moist deciduous evergreen forests and mangroves in small pockets, creeks and estuarine bags. The island shores are nesting grounds for 5 species of tropical sea turtles. The coral reefs and associated coral fish attract many tourists, water-monitor, lizard, wild boar, sea snakes are other animal forms.

December to April are the best months for visiting the park. Accommodation can be found in forest Rest House at Wandoor.

National Park

How to Reach

Best Time To Visit

Accommodation  

Contact address

Marine

Nearest Town - Portblair - 20Km.
Railhead -None
Airport -Portblair - 25km.

December 
to 
April

Accommodation
available

Dy Conservator of Forests,
South Andaman , District Portblair.

Middle Button

Nearest Town -Long Islands -60km.
Railhead -None
Airport -Portblair - 200km.

January
to
March

         ___

Dy Conservator of Forests,
Middle Andaman,  Long Islands.

Mount Harriet

Nearest Town - Portblair -15Km
Railhead -None
Airport -Portblair - 20km.

January
to
March

 Accommodation available

Dy Conservator of Forests, 
South Andaman Division, Portblair.

North Button

Nearest Town -Long Islands -60km.
Railhead -None
Airport -Portblair - 200km.

January
to 
March

_

Dy Conservator of Forests,  
Middle Andaman,   Long Islands.

Saddle Peak

Nearest Town - Diglipur -5km
Railhead -None
Airport -Portblair - 200km.

November  
to  
April

Yatri  Niwas on Hillock

Dy Conservator of Forests,
Middle Andaman,  Long Islands.

South Button

Nearest Town -Long Islands -60km
Railhead -None
Airport -Portblair - 200km.

January
to
March

   _

Dy Conservator of Forests, 
Middle Andaman,  Long Islands.