Etymology of Mount Harriet
The peak is named after Harriet Tytler, the second wife of Robert Christopher Tytler, a British soldier, naturalist and photographer. He was appointed officiating Superintendent of the Convict Settlement at Port Blair in the Andamans from April 1862 to February 1864.
Attractions of Mount Harriet
Surrounded with some of the exotic gardens, this place provides great opportunity for the visitors for an unforgettable long walk along the trail. This is an ideal spot for trekking which has been developed by the Government of Andaman and Nicobar Island. Mount Harriet also witnesses some of the most picturesque gardens of the Island which include variety of birds, animals and butterflies that fly around the area. In the midst of nature, this is one of the most attractive sites in the Island.
Besides this, Mount Harriet is also developed as a National park which has substantial number of Elephants and some more wild animals. This brings the tourists close to the wild life of Andaman and Nicobar Island that add to the thrill of tourism in the Island. Along with this, the place is also known for the bamboo ferries which are organised to carry the visitors to the spot. Surrounded with some major view points and places of elevation this provides some of the most attractive sites of the island which can be easily visited by the tourists of Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Thus, known for its scenic beauty this is one of the most attractive sites of Andaman and Nicobar Island.
Connectivity of Mount Harriet
Mount Harriet can be reached via a dunghi to bamboo flat or one can take a road via Ferrargunj. It is better to enjoy the beauty of Mount Harriet during the day and come back by the evening.