Middle Button Island National Park
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Middle Button Island National Park

  • Location : Andaman district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Coverage area : 64 sq km

  • Main attraction : flora and fauna

  • Best time to visit : December to April

  • Nearby excursions : Havelock Island, Turtle Island, Middle button lighthouse

  • Nearby cities : Port Blair

Located in the Andaman district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India, Middle Button Island National Park is a beautiful place strikingly balancing tranquility and adventure. The park is famous for its varied and exotic aquatic life, and quite justifiably features on the Government of India’s List of Protected Areas. The park was established in 1979 and is flocked by tourists from all over the world for its amazing aquatic life.


Location of the middle button island national park

The beautiful Middle Button Island National Park is located in the Andaman district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Established in 1979, the park covers a total of 64 sq km about 200 km northeast of Port Blair. At a total area of 0.44 sq km, the Middle Button Island National Park is larger than the South Button National Park and North Button National Park – its neighboring islands and national parks.


Climatic conditions

The island has an oceanic climate which is mild and favorable throughout the year. Since the region is situated in the heart of the tropical zone, it enjoys heavy precipitation with the onset of monsoon season in the month of June continuing till October. In summers, the temperature goes up till 30 degrees and it drops down to 15 degrees during winters. The average temperature of the park ranges between 20-30 degrees Celsius.


Best time to visit middle button island national park

Middle Button Island National Park enjoys a tourist-friendly climatic condition throughout the year. However, if you want to enjoy the park at its best, choosing the months of December to April is the best option to go for – as the temperature is the most soothing and pleasant. One must avoid the months of June to October as it rains heavily during this period.


Animals that inhabit the park

The park is most famous for its exclusive flora and fauna. The animals found here are mainly populated with spotted deer, water lizards and monitor lizards, along with aquatic creatures like dolphins, dugong, sea turtles to name a few. Other marine fauna includesblue whales and fishes down the sea life.

The flora mainly comprises deciduous forests including different variety of plant species such as Calamuspalustris, Dinochloaandamanica, Dipterocarpusgrandiflorus, Hopeaodorata, Artocarpusgomeziana etc.


Distance from major cities

Long Island is the nearest town from the park which lies 64 km to the south of the Long Island.

  • Port Blair ,200 km

  • Chennai,1500 km

  • Vishakapatnam ,1424 km

Please note that these cities are accessible till airports and railway stations. After that, one has to avail the waterway by boat to reach the Middle Button Island National Park.


How to reach National Park ?

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Airways

  • The nearest airports are Port Blair (77.5 km), Chennai (1396 km)and Visakhapatnam (1214 km).

  • Reach the park from the respective airport cities via waterways by hiring a boat or ferries provided by the park authorities from Port Blair.

Railways

  • The nearest railway station is Chennai Railway Station in Tamil Nadu, located 1385 km.

  • Travel from Chennai to Middle Button Island National Park via boat or ferries.

  • There is no railway station in or near Middle Button Island National Park, as it is not accessible by railway.

Roadways

The nearest bus stand is located at Jamnagar and there are buses at regular intervals for visitors.

Accommodation facilities

There are no hotels or private accommodation facilities in the region. However, one may take permission from the Park authorities to camp using their own tents. Alternate lodging is available at Port Blair and Havelock Island at affordable rates and comfortable amenities.

Things to do

Explore the rich aquatic life

The park is exclusively famous for its rich aquatic and scenic beauty, which is well preserved and meets the tastes for every age group.

Adventure

One can indulge in activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, nature walks etc to indulge into the beauty of the picturesque park.

Other attractions

  • Havelock Island

  • Turtle Island

  • Ross and smith islands

  • Middle button lighthouse

  • Mayabunder and Barren Island

  • Scuba diving

  • Snorkeling

  • Nature walks

Conclusions

Middle Button Island National Park is the perfect destination for the ones who want adventure and serenity at its best blend, and who want to live the aquatic life at least once in their lifetime.


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