Trekking In Andamans | Trekking In Andamans Islands
When we talk about the Andaman Islands, we think of white sandy beaches and turquoise-blue waters. While they are both true, the island also offers some of the best trails in India for trekking. Trekking routes in the islands consist of mangroves, lush green tropical jungles, rocky terrains, vast endless landscapes, and so much more.
Let us look at some of the best trekking trails on the island.
- Mount Harriet
Mount Harriet has to be the most popular trail in all of Andamans. The trek covers 16 km in total that starts in Mount Harriet and ends in Madhuban. It is in the Southern part of Andamans. The entire trek is uphill that takes you through spectacular views of enthralling woodlands, unusual plants, varied wildlife including birds and butterflies. Previous trekking experience is recommended for this trek as it can be slightly difficult for beginners.
- Chidiya Tapu
Another trek in South Andamans is Chidiya Tapu. It starts from Chidiya Tapu and goes all the way to Kala Pahad also known as Black Mountain. The trail is breathtaking as it covers dense forests and gorgeous coastlines making it scenic. There is an amazing open seascape to witness at the end of the route, which makes the trek worth the effort. An added advantage of this place is its beautiful sunsets that can be witnessed from the top of the peak.
- Havelock Island
It is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Andamans. People visit this island for the spectacular Elephant beach which can be reached by boats. However, there is also a magnificent route, which can be done on foot and goes through thick mangroves. You will be rewarded with the cool sea breeze at the end of this 45 mins trek, making it worthwhile.
Visitors often go to Baratang for its limestone caves, which is a short 2 km trek that takes around 20 mins to complete. You will be crossing mangroves and paddy fields in the path. It is an easy trek so even beginners can do it hassle-free.
- Saddle Peak
The Saddle Peak trek is a high adrenaline rush, as it ends on top of the mountain which happens to be the highest point on the island. The view from the top is that of Kalpong River which is glorious, to say the least. This place is also home to 13 different species of birds and 36 species of insects making it rich in biodiversity.
The Andaman Islands is a complete package with adventures and experiences for each type of traveler. Let the experts of GoAndamans know where your interest lies, and we will include it in your itinerary. Happy trails!