SOME OF THE Andamans’ highest peaks are in Mount Harriet National Park, lying across the inlet from Phoenix Jetty in Port Blair. Mount harriet, at 365 m (1,198 ft), is surrounded by evergreen I forests that support a it remarkable biodiversity, predominantly birds such as the great Clack woodpecker and t lie green imperial pigeon. Well-marked hiking trails include the 2-km (1-mile) walk to Isilapathar , and the Ib-km (10-mile) trail to Madhuban Beach, where elephants are I rained for lumbering. Beware of leeches during the monsoon.
The Forest Guest House, on top of Mount Harriet, offers line views of Port Blair and Ross Island. O vernight stays are possible with permits – ion from the Wildlife Warden.