Saddle Peak National Park in Andaman Nicobar

The park started in Andaman district in 1979, covers an area of 33sq.km. It is at a distance of 5km from Diglipur; the nearest town and 200km from Port Blair, the nearest airport and the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The forest land of the islands is covered by luxuriant and lush green and thick tropical rain forests.

The vegetation is characterized by humid, warm and wet tropical climate. The fauna of this park comprises Andaman wild pig, water monitor lizard, salt water crocodile. The important birds are Andaman hill mynah and imperial pigeon.

The best period for visiting the park is November to March. There are two rest houses.

Established: 1979
Area: 33 sq km
Wild Life: Andaman Wild Pig, Saltwater Crocodile, Andaman Hill Myna, Andaman Imperial Pigeon, Dolphins, Whales, and Water Monitor Lizard
Location: Andaman District
Region: Situated in North Andaman Island.
Nearest Town: Diglipur
Language: Nicobarese, Bengali, English, Hindi,Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu
Altitude: 740 m
Rainfall: cm
Temp: 20.0 c to 30.0 c
Best Time to Visit: 01-Nov to 30-Apr
Nearest Airport: Portblair
Accommodation: There are two rest houses. Yatri Niwas on Hillock.

The first National Park in India was set up in 1935 in the foot hills of Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh and was known as Hailey National Park. It is now known as (after the famed wildlife lover) Corbett National Park.

In 1970, there were only five National Parks, namely Kanha, Bandavgarh, Shivpuri, Taroba and Corbett. Now there are about 87 National Parks in India.

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