Havelock Island

This is a picturesque Island with beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forest. This Island is also rated as the “SEVENTH MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND” in the world. The Island provides great outing with a virgin beach and an unpolluted atmosphere. Radhanagar beach in Havelock Islands is a real exposure to the un-polluted atmosphere.

Havelock Island (often just Havelock for short) with an area of some 92 sq.Km is the largest of the islands which comprise Ritchie’s Archipelago, a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. The island population is comprised of Bengali settlers. 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.. Havelock Island avoided much of the devastation which was visited upon most of the shores affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and its resultant tsunami, and there were no documented casualties. Beach No. 7, better known as “Radha Nagar” Beach, is one of the most popular beaches in Asia. The elephant beach at Havelock is known for rich marine life, especially the corals.Beach No. 5 is famous beach for Israeli tourists. few Israyeli citizens also running business over there.

havelock1havelock2havelock3How To Reach Port Blair: To reach Havelock Island one should reach Port Blair, the Capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is connected by air from Chennai and Kolkatta. By sea from Chennai, Kolkatta and Vishakapatnam. Travel time by sea is approximately 60 hours. Travel time by air is 2 hours and Indian Airlines and Jetlite operates daily flights between Kolkatta – Port Blair – Kolkatta sector. Indian Airlines and Kingfisher Red Airlines operated daily flights between Chennai – Port Blair – Chennai sector.

How to reach Havelock Island: Daily three ferries are available for Havelock Island from Port Blair or vice versa. Approximate on way sailing time is two and half hours for the speed ferry and four and half hours for the slow ferry.