Diglipur, North Andaman
The grand Saddle Peak, located in Diglipur, rises from lush evergreen forest and overlooks the beautiful Andaman coast of North and Middle Andaman. At 732metres, it is the highest point of the archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. The surroundings are a bio-diverse nature paradise as the thick jungle offers home to over 13 indigenous birds species, 36 indigenous species of insects and 6 species of indigenous trees. Due to the richness of the forest territory it is now made into a National Park. Saddle Peak is popular for trekking and perfect for adventure seekers.
The climb is steep and 8kms long. On a sunny day it could be a challenge for some of the most experienced trekkers too! Kalpong, the only river of Andamans flows through the forest and offers a refreshing fresh water stream where water is still drinkable. The path follows the beach and then cuts through different types of jungle up to the top. There are three viewpoints and the middle one is the best to get a birds eye view of the islands nearby.