About Chidiyatapu Biological Park
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 center 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 the 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 plants, 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, a butterfly house, and a walk-in Aviary. It sure is something to look forward to. The Park now does not have much to see.
About Chidiyatapu Biological Park?
To the south of Port Blair lies Chidiyatapu, a district about 25kms (45 minutes) from the city. It is here that the Biological park is situated. It is connected by scenic road and the best way to get here is by taking a private cab. You can also hire 2-wheelers for the day.
Chidiyatapu is also known for the Munda Pahad Beach (spectacular sunset awaits) and its bird-watching tours. Ideally one would club a visit to the biological park with a few other attractions nearby.
- Buy Chidiyatapu Biological Park Entry Tickets
- Book Guided Tours of Chidiyatapu Biological Park
- Book Sightseeing Tour of Port Blair