Tourism

Havelock Island, Andaman Islands: India’s Most Beautiful Secret

Havelock is a group of small islands which are called Ritchie’s Archipelago. Havelock Islands is the largest among all the islands situated in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This island comprises calm beaches, coral reefs, and a platform for adventurous water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and many others. This is the most visited island which is 30 kilometers away from Port Blair. Although it is crowded with tourists, this island still has its beauty intact. 

Havelock Island, Andaman Islands
Havelock Island, Andaman Islands

Havelock island is located 30 kilometers east of Andaman, this tourist place is popularly known for its beaches, water sports, adventure activities, trekking, etc. Among the many beaches here, Radhanagar Beach is considered to be the one filled with the utmost beauty close to nature. On the beaches, you can enjoy many water sports, and scuba diving here where experienced and professional guides will provide you with instructions and equipment for the same. 

Apart from this, one can enjoy snorkeling. Earlier it used to be famous activity among foreign travel groups. But nowadays, it is getting popularity among Indian nationals also. Another interesting activity one can also enjoy on Havelock island is trekking. 

Andamans Islands are home to a wide variety of biodiversity with over 5,000 animal species. One can travel to Andaman island easily by private guided tours or a government ferry. Radhanagar Beach can be visited by boat and nobody will want to miss this paradise. As the Havelock islands are away from the hustle and bustle of city life, all travelers and enthusiasts can enjoy their vacation in a calm and serene environment. 

If you are a beach lover and want to indulge yourself in water sports and adventure activities, Havelock island is the best place to visit between January to May. Now, let us look at the beaches present on Havelock Island every traveler must know.

  1. Govind Nagar Beach

You can find many hotels and resorts on the shores. So, you need not worry about the accommodation. Swimming and snorkeling should be done carefully here because of the mangroves and rocky areas.

  1. Beach Number

This beach is not so ideal for swimming as the mangroves, dead coral beds, and rocky patches make it difficult for swimming and snorkeling. Also, the water currents are strong making it even more difficult. But, you can spend an awesome time here watching the beautiful nature and strolling on the shore.

  1. Vijaynagar Beach

Vijaynagar beach is also commonly known as Lone Mangroves Beach. The beach offers calming water making it ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and other water sports. It is worth visiting if you want to just explore nature. Apart from the spectacular views of the beach, you can also taste the seafood here. Vijaynagar beach’s other name is Beach number 5.

  1. Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar beach offers a clear sky, pristine blue water, white sand, and spectacular sunsets making it incredible and unique. This beach is also awarded the ‘Most beautiful beach in Asia’ in 2004. 

On this beach, you can find plenty of benches, huts, and wooden chairs where you can relax and enjoy the serene environment around you. You can also do some recreational activities like snorkeling and swimming as there are few places with coral reefs and sandy bottoms. Radhanagar beach is famous for its spectacular sunset view. So, do not miss it. Public transport like rickshaws or jeeps can also be hired to and from this spot. Radhanagar beach is also known by the name Beach number 7.

  1. Kalapathar Beach

Kalapathar beach got its name from the black rocks that form the shoreline of the village located nearby. Kalapathar beach is situated on one corner of Havelock Islands and can be easily reached from Vijayanagar Beach. You will get to witness the pristine green water and white sandy beaches making it a wonderful spot to relax from the chaos around.

  1. Elephant Beach

Elephant beach is one of the most popular destinations among Indian travelers that is situated north of Radhanagar Beach. The 2004 tsunami had swept away most parts of the beach to the sea. Only a fraction of Elephant Beach is left now. It is so close to Radhanagar Beach and can be reached on foot. This is a perfect spot for snorkeling as the coral present here is the best one in the whole Havelock Islands. Tourists can enjoy various water sports here in the sports centers. Although this place is a bit secluded, it provides the comfort and relaxing atmosphere all you need.

Overview

Havelock Islands is considered to be heaven for tourists as this island has everything that a tourist needs. Apart from the spectacular beaches, Havelock island is also famous for seafood dishes that will make your trip memorable. 

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