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Written by Shanmugam on May 21, 2020 Share on

Why should you visit Saddle Peak In Andaman?

Saddle Peak
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Right on the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar are one of the most scenic seaside destinations and most tourists attracted island in the world. Andaman and Nicobar island is one of the most astonishing island destinations. If you are looking for a perfect island destination, the Andaman and Nicobar island should top your bucket list. The island has exotic white sandy beaches, mangroves, uninhabited islands, volcanic mountains, and National Parks. One of the most famous attractions, however, is the Saddle Peak in Andaman. Well, Andaman and Nicobar cater to people across generations as it also has many historical forts and churches that stand out uniquely in architecture and style and reflect vibes that are worth being a part of. Everything about Andaman spells “unique”. From their attires to colourful festival celebrations to distinct food choices. Andaman is also a place of abundant beauty evident in its mystifying hills and valleys spread everywhere. These along with the distinct culture of Andaman and its people give it an other-worldly look and feel. For an unforgettable vacation experience, explore the pristine beaches and vibrant marine life with our exclusive Andaman Travel packages.

Though the island is well known for its shimmering blue waters, smooth sands, pretty cottages & huts, and exciting water sports, now that tourist head to Andaman for its trekking experience too. Yes, you got it right! The island is tucked in with various lush green mountains, astounding ridges, scenic sunrise hikes and adventurous treks to the mountains. If you are up for an adventurous yet exciting and fun-filled 4hrs of nature walk then, Saddle Peak in Andaman will be the right choice. The peak is one of the highest points in Andaman, rises from the lush evergreen forest and overlooks the beautiful Andaman coast of North and Middle Andaman.  Has Andaman never been on your visiting list? If it hasn’t or if it has, this blog will make you want to pack your bags and head to this lesser-known place right now. Check out Pickyourtrail’s important tips that you must surely read before planning your trip to Andaman.

Saddle Peak Andaman 

trekking in Saddle Peak
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Located at Diglipur, the pristine Saddle peak is one of the prime tourist attractions in North Andaman. The peak is surrounded by thick forest area and it serves as a perfect home for 13 indigenous birds species, 36 indigenous species of insects and 6 species of indigenous trees. Because of its richness, the peak is recognized as a National Park by the government of Andaman. At 732metres, the peak offers a panoramic view of an abundance of natural beauty around and a magnificent aerial view of Andaman. The national park is popular amongst the hikers and trekkers who are looking for an exhilarating adventure.

Trekking experience in Saddle Peak

Saddle peak
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Saddle Peak is the best place to have nature connected trekking experience, as the park consists of various species of flora and fauna. As you stroll to the dense forests and the aroma of the earthly fresh trees and nature made steps created by roots of the old trees, which gives a beautiful trekking experience to the visitors. The 8km long climb on a sunny day could be challenging, ensure you carry a water bottle and mini speakers to listen to some of your favorite songs which might make you feel fresh.

Since the peak is situated inside a National park, there few formalities which have to be done before you start your trek. Don’t worry, leave the part of the procedure with us. Pickyourtrail’s travel expert will get it done for you to have a hassle-free trekking experience in Saddle Peak Andaman. You can witness the only river of Andamans which flows through the forest and offers a refreshing freshwater stream and the water is still drinkable. Take a quick break at the riverside and rejuvenate yourself.

Saddle peak Andaman
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The entire trek consists of three levels. The whole trek will take up to 10hrs. It is always advised to start as early as possible to enjoy the experience. The sunsets are very early and you need to reach the base station by 4:30 Pm for safety reasons. Ensure you start your trek right after sunrise so that you can reach back before sunset. You will be dropped in a cab at the base of the hill and from there your journey starts. It is best preferred to opt for a guide so that you will be taken to the right spots at the right time to get the best and picturesque view of the whole of Andaman. After 3hrs of trekking from the base, you will reach the first saddle peak. From there you can see the majestic final saddle peak. Stopover at the 1st peak to get some instagrammable pictures of the majestic saddle peak. You can also see sandals wood trees and trees with wild edible fruits. These wild trees make the forest cool and pollution-free.

As you ascend up you will reach the 2nd peak in another 2 to 3 hrs time depending upon the speed at which you walk. The 2nd peak is considered as the best peak in its cluster, as the peak offers a birds-eye view of the whole forest and Andaman. As you climb up the final peak is more challenging, so it is best recommended for the newbies to stop at the 2nd peak to get some amazing ariel view and best trekking experience.  The final Saddle peak will take a minimum of 10hrs trek but it is worth climbing up to the final peak. If you are fit and seeking to explore the forest, then Saddle peak is the go-to place.

Pickyourtrail’s Suggestion :

1) Wear long pants which cover up to your toes and ensure to wear trek friendly shoes/ closed flat-heeled shoes for a comfortable walk and stay away from any thorns/insects while crossing the forest.

2) Carry extra clothes if in case your planning to have a bath in the river stream

3) Wear caps, sunglasses, and apply insect repellents creams,

4) Carry enough snacks, food and water

5) Ensure you don’t litter the place with plastic products. It is our responsibility to maintain the richness of the forest.

Though there are numerous stunning beaches in Andaman, ensure to explore this enchanting and lush green Saddle peak experience. Check out top Andaman Nicobar Honeymoon packages and start planning your Andaman vacation with Pickyourtrail and happy travelling!

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