Located in the Ferrargunj Tehsil of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India, the Mount Harriet National Park is spread over a 46.62 square kilometer area. Resting on the other side of the Ross Island at 365 meters above sea level, it marks the highest point in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which was earlier a very famous picnic spot frequented by the erstwhile British Officers staying on these islands.
A couple of hours, journey from Port Blair will bring you here. First, we will need to take a vehicle ferry service starting from Chatham Jetty to Bamboo Flat which should normally take 20 minutes of your time. A 10 minute, or a 7 kilometer drive by the side of the sea from Bamboo Jetty will bring you to the forest check-post, which is located inside the forest; we will be required to drive through steep climbs and sharp U turns in order to get here.
An entry fee is charged here, and then we can proceed to Mount Harriet, which is another 3 kilometers from this check-post. There are view-points in different directions from this Park, from which you can see the Ross Island, North Bay Island and the Havelock Island.
Huts are provided inside the Park as accommodation options for visitors wanting to stay here over-night. A decent restaurant, however, is also provided inside the Park to take care of diet.