Ranked 29 among Places to Visit in Andaman
Time Required: 1 - 2 hours
Kalapathar beach is a long stretch of white silky sand with big black rocks beside the blue sea and is one the most popular beaches of Havelock Island. Being located on the one tip of Havelock Island, Kalapathar Beach is named after a Black Road (Kalapathar in Hindi) which runs parallel to the seashore. The beach is small but the way to the beach is very good. Mesmerizing views of sunset at this beach makes it a perfect destination to spend some peaceful time and also the beach is not so crowded which has kept it clean till date. The turquoise coloured water can actually be seen during the drive to the beach which makes it look even more mesmerizing. The black rocks the lie along the seashores make a bright contrast with silver sand. Green dense forests surround the beach from all the sides.
Being a relatively isolated and protected beach, Kalapathar does not have the usual shacks and resorts that other beaches do and hence can be visited as a stopover attraction. The whole beach is lined up with rich greenery and one of the best features about the beach is that it is comparatively silent and has less crowd which becomes a reason for why it sticks close to the visitor’s heart. As the number of people is lesser, Kalapathar Beach is very special for couples and families who would like to spend time in peace and utmost calmness.
Air: Airways is the easiest option of reaching Port Blair. Veer Savarkar International Airport connects Port Blair to all the major cities such as Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gujarat, Mumbai etc. From the airport, tourists can also take cabs to reach Havelock Island by covering a distance of 67 km. A helicopter ride is also provided to Havelock Island.
Rail: Port Blair is also well connected to different parts of the world via sea. Ferry services are available from Chennai and Kolkata to Port Blair. These services can be availed within a day or two. Further, cabs can be hired to reach the beach. (There are two Jetties located in Port Blair. Phoenix Bay Jetty offers its services to Havelock and other major destinations. Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex offers numerous ferries and provides direct services to Ross Island, North Bay, and Viper Island.)
Road: A number of buses connect Port Blair to other major parts of Andaman including Rangat (163 km), Baratang Island (100 km) and Diglipur (296 km). So, tourists have the option of taking buses to reach Havelock and further take up a cab to the beach.
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