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Timings : 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The beach is open for day trips between 9:00 -4:00.
if you're planning to do adventure sports visit in between 10:00 AM -2:00 PM. The beach closes at 4:00 PM

Duration : 3 - 4 hrs

Best Time to Visit : April to June or during winters from November to March. 

Charges for Locker Room :

  • Locker room – INR 10 per day per locker

Facilities : * Locker rooms available
* Public toilets available at certain spots
* Snacks and seafood available in plenty at the beach shore
* Tour guides available
* First aid provision at select places

Elephant Beach trek : Distance: 2 km 
Charges: INR 500 per head for the complete trip

Ferry from Havelock Jetty to Elephant Beach : INR 1000 per head. 
Duration: 20 minutes (8.7kms)

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Elephant Beach, Andaman Overview

With its brilliant coral reefs and alluring cyan waters, the Elephant beach is one of the locations that add to the beach paradise reputation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These waters are a prime destination for tourists wishing to engage in water sports like snorkelling, swimming, banana boat rides, speed boats and diving.

For those who are here to relax, the beach offers some exciting food and drink options while one lounges leisurely on the sands. One could also engage in other adventurous activities like bird-watching, trekking and kayaking. As this area is famous for its coral reefs, sea walking is a major activity undertaken by almost every visitor to this beach, making this one of the best beaches of India. 

There are two ways to reach Elephant Beach: Take a ferry from Havelock Jetty to Elephant Beach (1000 INR per person) or trek for half an hour with a guide (INR 500). The trek starts at a distance of 2km from Radhanagar Beach.

Must Know Before You Visit Elephant Beach

Things to Note :

  • Mobile network can be an issue in the area. BSNL and Airtel work the best.
  • No elephant ride available.
  • Avoid visiting Elephant Beach during rainy season. The beach and the trekking area inside the jungle get slippery and can be very dangerous. Monsoon begins around August. During this time, entry to the beach and sports are usually closed.
  • Scuba diving can be done at Havelock Island even if you don’t know about swimming. However, one must go ahead only under expert supervision
  • If you wish to undertake any of the water activities you must declare your health condition and make necessary disclosures
  • Always check the weather beforehand
  • Confirm with local guide about the availability of water sports as this can be seasonal.

Elephant Beach Highlights

1. Sea Walking

Sea Walking
You can go sea walking and snorkelling which are two immensely popular sports to be tried here. When you go for sea walking here, make sure to adhere to the safety norms and kits provided by the (Read More)suppliers as you have to dive under deep water and take a walk in the sea.
Sea walking Charges– prices may vary. The charge includes photography and video recording.

2. Relax at the Beach

Relax at the Beach
If you come here in the winter months, then you should take a moment and sit silently on the white sand shore of Elephant Beach.  Swimming is also permitted here. You can also try various food it (Read More)ems that the local vendors offer in the stalls here.

3. Take a Boat Ride

Take a Boat Ride
You should definitely hire a boat to sail around Elephant beach. Its beautiful ambience and crystal blue waters will surely mesmerize you. Do not forget to capture the scenery in your camera. Boat rid (Read More)es are generally not too expensive in this beach, but in the peak season the boat operators can call for any rates, so you will have to bargain with them about the rate.

Charges: Boat ride – from INR 750 to INR 1250
Speedboat Charges: INR 600 per head in peak season and INR 350 per head in offseason

4. Snorkelling

Snorkelling offers you the chance of experiencing the exquisite coral reefs of Andaman and also exotic marine creatures like fishes, crabs and even saltwater crocodile. 
Snorkelling (Read More)Charges– INR 1000 per head with photography. Video shoot costs extra

5. Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving
You can also participate in Scuba Diving, which is also an immensely popular water activity here.
Scuba-diving Charges– INR 3500 per head. No cards accepted.
(Read More)Duration: one hour 30 minutes out of which one hour is training and 30 minutes in water.
Age limit: above six years with no medical history.

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