Thrilling Beaches!, Havelock islands, elephant safari, beautiful sandy beaches, green forests. If you happen to be a nature lover, visit the islands...
Havelock islands are all about scuba diving, beach-combing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, swimming, sun-bathing, bird-watching, elephant safari, trekking, fishing and much more! Well, the thrill never seems to stops here!
Havelock is a picturesque island with beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forests. It is a long piece of land (area 113 sq. km) lying on a north-west to south-east axis in the group of islands collectively known as Ritchie’s Archipelago. Here the emerald blue sea never stops mesmerising you.
The Radhanagar beach on Havelock has been voted as the Best Beach in Asia by the Time Magazine in the year 2004 on the basis of the quality of sand, sea depth and various other parameters.
If you happen to be a nature lover, visit the islands during the monsoon months and experience Havelock. The monsoon, in fact, gives you more options and there are no traffic jams or water clogging! Enjoy the beautiful sight of cloud formations, take a walk along the sprouting paddy fields, vast banana fields and inhale the aroma of freshly brewed coffee! Also one can see the enormity of the fresh catches of fish in different sizes and hues. You could also visit the village market to witness villagers selling fresh vegetables and fish. The sunset and sunrise points along the beach give you a breath-taking view! The monsoon months present more stimuli leaving you with memories that you will cherish for a life-time!
There are several certified diving points in Havelock to introduce you to the wonderful and beautiful world of marine-life! The abundance of marine life can be enjoyed at the various diving sites such as ‘Seduction point’ with its stag-horn coral, the Aquarium, a hard and fringing coral with lots of fish and the Lighthouse with both hard and soft corals. The sites are also suitable for dives during the night, when day-time creatures rest and nocturnal creatures such as lobsters, squid and stingray come out of their hiding places. Havelock islands are surrounded by emerald lagoons and is covered with tropical evergreen forests. Bird enthusiasts can spot the white mynas or the wood peckers with a white barred black mantle and the red crown.
The Vijaynagar beach and the Elephant beach deserve a special mention. Vijaynagar is a long stretch of sand on the east coast and is lined by large Mahua trees that lend distinct quality to this beautiful beach. The stunning Elephant beach gains its name from a wild elephant that used to chase visitors away, years ago…..
Well, the enchanting world, awaits you! Discover the beauty of the emerald blue…. discover Havelock and all its thrilling depth!
Government ferries run by the Directorate of Shipping Services connect Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair to Havelock, twice daily. Boat tickets from Port Blair to Havelock and return journey can be purchased four days in advance from STARS (ship ticket reservation system) run by the Directorate of Shipping Services. Regular passenger ships and two-hour flights are available from Kolkata, Chennai, and Visakhapatnam to Port Blair. Stay options at Havelock range from high-end resorts to camping sites on the beaches. The Tourism Information Centre at Port Blair provides all the necessary information. Auto rickshaws, taxis, buses and motorbikes are available for transport within the island.