Saddle Peak National Park

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    Location: Saddle Peak, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 744202, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 3-4 hours

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    Saddle Peak National Park is a completely uninhabited park that is a safe haven for wildlife and environmental conservation. It was established in 1987 in the Andaman district which is located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The picturesque rainforest and tropical wildlife make the park attractive to humans. It is unique for trips and adventures. 


    Saddle Peak National Park photoThe Saddle Peak National Park is incomparable in terms of beauty. There is an artificial vantage point that was created atop Saddle Peak for tourists, and it is the natural beauty of this park. There are some places you can visit during the trips to this island which are Ross and Smith Islands, Kalipur and Lamiya Bay Beaches, Ram Nagar Beach, and mud volcanoes. Dolphins and Whales can be seen in Lamiya Bay that’s why it is highly recommended to visit. It is completely uninhabited, the park is suitable for hiking, trekking trail, picnic, and other adventures. 


    In 1987, Saddle Peak National Park in the Andaman district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was established. It covers an area of 33 kilometers and is 732 meters above sea level. And it is known to be the highest peak in the archipelago. In Saddle peak national park, there are many rare species of flora and fauna.



    Inside/Outside Views

    Saddle Peak National Park beautyThe park is full of rare, unique, and endangered species of flora and fauna. It is covered by tropical rainforests and is unique compared to the other national parks due to its humid and tropical climate. Andaman Tropical Evergreen, the Andaman Semi-Evergreen, the Andaman Moist Deciduous, Canebrake, Wet Bamboo, and littoral are different types of forests in this park. There are various plants such as Albizia proceri, cleistanthus robustus (a wild plant), scotopia pusilla, lanner coromandel Ica, Horsfield Ia, etc. Animals such as saltwater crocodiles, wild pigs, water monitor lizards, whales, Himalayan palm civets, Andaman horseshoe bats, etc.    



    Opening Hours

    All days of the week 4 am to 5 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    1. Rs 25 for adults, 
    2. Rs 10 for children
    3. Rs 50 for foreigners
    4. Rs 5 for students

    How to Reach

    By Air: Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair is the nearest airport to Saddle peak national park. It is connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. You need INR 4000 for the flight.

    By Waterways: The ships are available to reach the park. you can take a ship from Chennai, Kolkata, or Vizag and it takes 60-70 hours and has 3-4 sailing a month.

    By Road: The bus services are also available from Port Blair, Diglipur. You can hire a taxi or car from Port Blair to Diglipur.

    Tips for Travellers

    • Keep INR 10,000-15,000 in cash before visiting
    • While going or return as well keep one day extra in Port Blair
    • After landing, make sure you book the ferry with a time gap of 1.5-2 hours.
    • Book the ferry first and then the hotels because the ferries get canceled at times because of bad weather.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, this place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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