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Ideal duration: 1-3 days

Best Time: October to February Read More

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"The largest islands in Ritchie's Archipelago"

Havelock Island Tourism

Havelock Island is one of the largest and most popular isles in the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. A paradise of silky sand beaches, crystal blue water, rich corals and verdant forests, this place is a beautiful manifestation of the region's natural beauty. The southern coast of the island has the charming Radhanagar Beach, while the azure beauty of Vijayanagar Beach is situated towards the east of the island.

Sunset at Elephant beach and Sunrise at Kalapather beach are absolutely divine. The underwater realm surrounding Havelock Island is a haven for scuba divers and snorkelers. Immerse yourself in the rich marine life and vibrant coral formations, providing an opportunity to witness the beauty of the ocean floor, including colorful fish and majestic sea turtles.

Exploring nearby Neil Island is a delightful day trip, featuring attractions such as Bharatpur Beach and Laxmanpur Beach. Various cruise options allow travelers to embark on island-hopping adventures, discovering hidden coves, secluded beaches, and the diverse flora and fauna of the Andaman Sea.

For a unique adventure, a mangrove creek safari is a must, to witness the intricate mangrove ecosystems and spot diverse bird species. The serenity of the mangrove forests adds a different dimension to the island experience. Renting a bicycle opens up opportunities for leisurely explorations of Havelock. Cycling through quaint villages, lush landscapes, and coastal roads allows travelers to absorb the laid-back island atmosphere at their own pace.

Spread over a massive area of 113.93 square kilometres, Havelock Island is situated 57 km north-east of the capital city Port Blair. The island is named after a British General and comprises of Ritchie's Archipelago and a collection of five villages including Shyam Nagar, Vijay Nagar, Radha Nagar, Krishna Nagar and Govinda Nagar. It is one of the most developed islands when it comes to tourism, with a focus on eco - tourism.

The ideal time to explore Havelock Island is between October and April when the weather remains pleasant, and the sea is calm, offering optimal conditions for water activities and beach adventures. Havelock Island, with its perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty, promises an unforgettable tropical getaway for those seeking an escape to paradise.

Must Know Before You Travel to Havelock Island

  • Boarding a ferry from Havelock Jetty stands as the preferred mode of reaching Elephant Beach, with a convenient 20-minute voyage across the sea priced at INR 1000 per person.
  • Havelock features two primary regions for accommodations and dining – the Radhanagar Beach area and the Govind Nagar Beach area, where the Havelock Jetty is located. Kalapathar and Elephant Beach are situated on the island's east and west sides, respectively.
  • You can access Radhanagar from Govind Nagar by a 9.5 km road journey.
  • The Elephant Beach trail serves as a detour along the way, covering a distance of 2 km. The cost for the entire trekking excursion is INR 500 per person.
  • Information on Ferry to Neil Island.

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