Covering an 85 square kilometer area, the Saddle Peak National Park is located in the North Andaman Island. Located at a distance of 5 kilometers to Diglipur Town in the extreme north of the Andaman Island, it was declared as a National Park in the year 1979.
The forests in and around the Park consist of luxuriant , lush green and thick tropical rainforests with a humid, warm and a wet tropical climate. The unique stunted evergreen vegetation which distinctly belongs to these regions surrounding the Saddle Peak, which at an altitude of 732 meters above mean sea level is the highest peak in the entire archipelago.
The chief fauna found inside the Park includes the Andaman Wild Pigs, Water Monitor Lizards and Salt Water Crocodiles. The Lamiya Bay right next to the Park displays a good presence of the Dolphins and the Whales which can be easily sighted. Most common birds found within the Park include the Hill Mynah and the Andaman Imperial Pigeon.
Visitors are however required to take, a scheduled flight to Port Blair which is the nearest Airport, 200 kilometers to the south of Saddle Peak National Park, and which are available from the cities of Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam or Chennai in the Indian sub-continent. Regular passenger ship services are also available from these three ports to Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. From Port Blair, visitors can either take the road-route to Madhupur on the extreme north of the archipelago and which is close to Saddle Peak National Park, or avail a chain of ferry services that are conveniently available to get to the Park. The best time to be here is from November to March, when the weather is pleasant and the rains have long gone.