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.

A signage to welcome you..

A bike ride through the villages of Havelock

The shore line..

The charming setting Sun

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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23 Responses

  1. Bun Karyudo says:

    The beach looks wonderful and snorkeling is great, so I’d love to visit someday. The part about Havelock being exorbitantly priced isn’t so good for me, though. These days, even my budget is on a budget.

  2. Just got back from Andamans. WHOA! Fell in love Parul. I was reading your posts and all this while in Andaman I remembered you ๐Ÿ™‚ Havelock is just too beautiful. Fell in love with Kala Pathar with its trees and driftwood and coral beds. And Radhanagar was out of this world! <3 Still in the Andaman hangover!

  3. Nancy Kz. says:

    What a beautiful place to visit. I love exploring by bicycle — the slower pace and connection to the road is like nothing else. Thank you for sharing, Parul!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very beautiful and exciting adventure. Thanks for sharing.vn

  5. Debbie D. says:

    What a beautiful place! Too bad it’s so far away, but your travelogue is the next best thing.
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  6. Traci York says:

    Looks like an amazing place! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos!
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  7. Wow! Looks so beautiful…will have to go there some day.
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  8. Alana says:

    I’ll have to depend on your descriptions – expensive destinations, as someone close to retirement, are not going to be on my list for a long time. Alas, because it looks so beautiful.

  9. the place is so beautiful… Snorkelling has been in my wish list since forever!!
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  10. Mabel Kwong says:

    Havelock sounds like a paradise. Very nice to hear you enjoyed the trip, and snorkeling must have been so fun. Hope you got to see a nice sunrise too along with the sunset ๐Ÿ™‚ Pity to hear that tourism is expensive there. But as you said, if it is to sustain such a beautiful environment, that is fair. So much of our surroundings today are harmed by man-made actions, and it makes sense to do what we can to upkeep the natural beauty of this world ๐Ÿ™‚
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  11. Vanessa Wood says:

    Definitely a slice of heaven on Earth! That beach is beautiful!

  12. Esha says:

    Lovely and informative post. I’m following your Andamans series, Parul. And btw, also collecting tips for my future trip to this lovely island.

  13. A lovely post. Definitely a place to visit.

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