A heaven called Havelock
A visit to the Andaman islands is incomplete without a travel to the Havelock island. This small island is located to the north-east of Port Blair and approximately 40 kilometers from the capital city. Regular ferries run from Port Blair to Havelock and are the easiest and economical way to commute. Other options are a sea plane or a helicopter that are run by the Civil Aviation Department of the state.
The island is small and a heaven for those who enjoy underwater adventures. There are pristine beaches with teal water and white sand that will prove why the beaches of this island are one of the most beautiful in Asia. Far away from the hustle and bustle of our concrete jungles, here the skies are clear, and the Sunsets and Sunrises will stay with you longer that you can imagine.
Havelock was a part of our itinerary and the travel to the island was a memorable experience.
Recommendations when you visit Havelock
- Try to take the first ferry to Havelock on Day 1 and return by afternoon ferry to Port Blair on Day 2. This time is sufficient to visit the island unless you have more time to spare.
- Spend at least one night on the island. You should not miss watching the Sun set or rise.
- Rent a bike in Havelock and go around the beaches at your leisure. The small villages and the paddy fields will bring to life the way of living. It’s also economical, easy and a fun way to spend your time on the island.
- Pick up underwater adventures in Havelock. We snorkeled at the Elephanta beach which is well-known for its corals. Many ferries also provide a complimentary coupon to snorkel.
- Try out the fruit chat on any beach – the variety of tangy juicy fruits is a good energy booster and healthy too.
Some pictures of the island for you.
We snorkeled at the Elephanta beach, watched the Sun set at the Radhanagar beach and then the next day, rode a bike to look around. We ended our travel to the Havelock island by visiting the Kalapather beach.
The locals at the capital complain that Havelock is exorbitantly priced which is true. However, tourism is the only source of income in the far away land and hence, it is only reasonable that the living has to be sustained. The heaven that it is, the beauty is hard to put across in words and pictures do little justice.
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