The most visited of the Andaman Islands; the Havelock islands are among the top beach destinations of Asia and one of the prized beach destinations of India. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands being a fairly distant union territory of India is sans its huge population and thus remains a pure tourist spot with only a few so called industries. The Havelock Island is sparsely populated and is an island paradise. It’s beautiful beach shores lined with slivery and white sands with crystal clear waters and plenty of coral to watch, makes it a must visit beach destination for every traveler. In this article we have tried to list out the 4top places to visit in Havelock Islands to get the best out of your visit.
Seemingly the best beach in Asia according to the TIME magazine in 2004, and well, I can totally vouch for that. With its beautiful and sparkling blue waters which make few of the calmest seas I have ever witnessed, Radhanagar beach is the first and the last place you might want to visit when you come to this island. The clear waters further facilitate amazing views of the coral reefs, and snorkeling is a must do activity. To my surprise, I came across this random guy who gets his elephant to this beach to offer rides. If you need some alone time, try walking to the right side of the beach and find this place called ‘blue lagoon’, or alternatively take your bike through the forest. Radhanagar beach is the place that’ll make you want to stay on this island.
Things to Do at Radhanagar beach:
Relax at the shacks.
View the sunset.
Explore the nearby blue langoons.
2. Elephant Beach
Famous for: Beach, Serenity, Water sports.
Tickets: No entry tickets. Extra charges for water sports.
This beach has suffered the effects of the 2004 tsunami and has since got reduced in size; you might find a lot of Indians here. Elephant beach is nevertheless an amazing place to visit and is famous for its coral views. The place has a no. of diving and snorkeling centers. I was more interested in coming here and relaxing with my book and some food and drinks. The place is excellent for those who seek solitude and relaxation right in the lap of the Andaman Sea. For the tourists, snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving is the main attraction. The Indian snacks like bhelpuri & pani puri are available here. The people here are pretty friendly and will always smile back at you. A great place for photography I must add.
Kalapathar beach is quiet a questionable beach for some because of it being pretty far from the main town, but the reason it was chosen for its mention was because of it being an amazing picnic spot to visit either alone or with friends. Cook your own food, and enjoy your afternoon with drinks and music. As the beach’s name suggests, black colored rocks line the coastline here, there’s a forest on one side of the road, and once you cross it, you reach the heavenly and silvery beach where you might get engulfed by the sheer solitude of the calm and relaxing environment. A brilliant place to sit by and start writing some great travel stories.
Things to Do at Kalapathar Beach:
Eat at the nearby cafes.
4. Vijaynagar Beach
Famous for: Beach, Serenity, Relaxation, Water sports.
Sometimes also called Lone Mangrove Beach, Vijaynagar Beach is yet another brilliant beach in Havelock Island and has an aura of tranquility that is unparalleled elsewhere. The beach is full of life but relaxing and will make you unwind with the lullabying effect of the soft waves. The beach provides a serene environment and white soft sands, lined with beautiful sea shells, that will make each second spent here absolutely extraordinary.
Things to Do at Vijaynagar Beach:
There’s a lot more that Havelock island has in store for all the travelers and I would totally give it a 5 star travel experience in India. The island is a must visit spot for the people who want to experience white sandy shores with crystal clear beaches and a calm, relaxing environment.