Best Places to Visit in Havelock
Havelock Island is accessible via ferry from Port Blair and is renowned for its crystal clear beaches, adventure activities and remote island character. There are several tourist places in Havelock Island, which can be explored by travellers. The best season or months to visit places in Havelock Island are February, March, April, October, November, December. Havelock Island is as remote as it can get and there is no question of any other commercial activity besides few resorts and dive centres.
Radhanagar Beach is among the most famous places to visit in Havelock Island, which falls in South Andaman district and is probably the most visited place in Andaman and Nicobar Islands group. It is locally known as beach no.7. and best beach in Asia according to the Time Magazine in 2004. The sun’s rays bounce off the pure white sand making it glitter like sprinkled diamonds and you instantly know why it’s considered to be one of the best beaches in Asia. Divers come here for its calm waters and the quality of coral reefs. Plan an early morning trip here to click breathtaking shots of the pristine beach and the calm sea. The sunset at this place is very popular. Radhanagar Beach is the place that’ll make you want to stay on this island.
Vijaynagar beach also known as beach no.5, is popularly known for relaxing and refreshing environment. Tourists especially like the Vijaynagar beach for its fringing Mahua trees on the east coast of Havelock. You will love to click photograph next to them on the beach. Here you can unwind under the shade of the trees and enjoy the rhythm of the waves lulling you in to sweet sleep. The beach is lined by coconut trees under which you can drink, read or just take a nap. Authentic sea food cooked in Andaman style is worth a try at Vijaynagar Beach. The beach strip is large and isolated making it a perfect vacation spot for tourists looking for solace. This beach is believed to be an undeveloped paradise, where tourists can enjoy long and peaceful walk along the beach.
This is a small beach compared to Radhanagar Beach and full of water activities like snorkelling, jetsking and many more. This beach can be accessed through boat only. Don’t miss to see beautiful corals in the water during snorkelling. The white sand beach and the blue green water at the Elephant beach is enticing for almost every traveller. Don’t expect to sight any elephant here.
Kala Patthar Beach
This is a small beach near Havelock Island. It is one of the few places that the Administration of the ‘Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India’ has permitted and encouraged development of tourism with a focus on promoting eco-tourism. The beach has a very beautiful view and nice place to click photographs and enjoy. The color of the water is so unique and beautiful with white sand. However, there are black stones which are huge hence, the name of the beach.
Japanese hill is a steep hill through the rainforest, which gives you a view through the trees of Havelock Island, beach, birds, butterflies and reptiles. It is next to the Radhanagar beach. You can enjoy the wilderness of Havelock and opt for a jungle safari here.