Chidiyatapu Biological Park
Chidiyatapu, Andaman islands
The Chidiya Tapu Biological Park (Bird Island Biological Park) came into existence in 2001 with the aim to conserve and study endemic and endangered species of animals found in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Since then the park has been a centre for biodiversity and conservation where one can catch a glimpse of the rich fauna of the islands.
The plan for the park has been meticulously laid out to span over 20 years and three phases, of which only one phase is currently open to public.
A green and dense jungle like environment cleverly recreates the natural habitat of the animals here. Sprawled over 40 hectares, the park is covered with a variety of plant, right from the majestic Mahuas to the exquisite Padauks. While walking through this jungle, one would be able to catch a glimpse of a variety of birds flying around freely. Other than birds you could spot wild pigs as well as barking deer and spotted deer. Those fascinated with reptiles would enjoy the saltwater crocodile spotting.
The future phases will see the park housing an aquarium, an insectarium, a reptile house, butterfly house and a walk in Aviary. It sure is something to look forward to. The Park now does not have much to see.