Major Fauna: Giant robber crab, megapode, Nicobar pigeon and turtle species (Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Malayan box and Giant Leatherback).
Mahatama Gandhi Marine National Park (South Andaman)
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is located near Wandoor on the Andaman Islands. It is located in South Andaman.
It was declared a National Park to protect mangroves, corals and nesting sea turtles. Most of the coral reefs in the park are fringing reefs.
There are 2 major island groups in the park: the Labyrinth Islands and the Twin Islands.
The islands belong to the Rutland Archipelago and are located between Rutland Island and South Andaman Island.
Mount Manipur National Park (Mount Harriett National Park)
Mount Harriett (Mount Manipur) is the third-highest peak in the A&N archipelago next to Saddle Peak in North Andaman and Mount Thullier in Great Nicobar.
It is located near Port Blair in South Andaman. It is renamedMount Manipur National Park in honour of Manipur’s freedom fighters who were imprisoned there.
Vegetation: tropical evergreen, hilltop tropical evergreen and littoral forests. The park is also a butterfly hotspot.
Major Fauna: Andaman wild pigs, saltwater crocodiles, turtles and robber crabs.
Rani Jhansi Marine National Park
Rani Jhansi Marine National Park is located in Ritchie’s Archipelago, South Andaman. It lies in the vicinity of Button Islands.
Vegetation: Mangroves and evergreen forests.
Major Terrestrial Fauna: Spotted deer, water lizards and monitor lizards. The main attraction of the park is a fruit-eating bat. It plays a major role in the ecosystem because it pollinates plants and scatters seeds.
Major Marine Fauna: Dugongs, dolphins, sea turtles, blue whales and corals.
Saddle Peak National Park (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
Saddle peak (732 m) is the highest point of A&N Islands. Saddle Peak or Saddle Hills is located on North Andaman Island.
The Saddle Peak National Park is surrounded by moist, tropical vegetation as well as deciduous evergreen forest.
Major Fauna: Andaman wild pig, Andaman imperial pigeon, dolphins, whales and saltwater crocodile.
Wildlife Sanctuaries of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Barren Island Wildlife Sanctuary
Barren Island Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Barren Island is home to the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia.
Barren Island is aptly named due to its barren landscapes. It is characterized by large barren tracts of land. However, its crystal-clear waters are a major attraction, housing populations of Manta Rays.
The island also features interesting basalt formations and fast-growing coral gardens.
Narcondam Island Wildlife Sanctuary
Narcondam Island Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Narcondam Island was declared a wildlife sanctuary to protect the globally Threatened and highly endemic Narcondam Hornbill (Aceros narcondami), which is restricted to this tiny island.
Narcondam Island is a dormant volcano.
Narcondam Island’s volcanic mountain, at 710 meters is the second tallest point in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the first being Saddle Peak, North Andaman Island at 752 meters.