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Spread into an area of 113.93 km2 Havelock Island has the identity of largest amongst the Andaman Islands. Comprising of the Ritchie's Archipelago which is the island chain in the eastern side of Great Andaman in Andaman Islands, it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the region. Located at a distance of just 57 km in the northeastern side of the capital city of Port Blair, Havelock is an attraction of sorts.
Having been named after the then British General, Henry Havelock who had been deputed to serve India for some time, this island is currently dominated by diverse population which comprise of Bengali settlers as well as many from the Bangladeshi origin whom Indian government settled after the 1971 war between Indian and Pakistan which caused settling large chunk of masses.
Kala Patthar Beach is one of the famous tourist attractions in Havelock Island today. As it has strong historic impact, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Union territory administration took keen interest to develop it in tourism sector. Today it is known in the region for being one of the fastest eco-tourism places.
Similarly, Beach No. 7 or Radha Nagar Beach on its western coast remains most sought after beach on the Havelock. It has attained the position of ‘Best Beach in Asia’ since last one decade. Other beaches in and around this island include the famous Elephant Beach on northwest coast to Vijaynagar Beach or No. 5 and No. 3 and 1 on eastern coast of this island.
Those interested in snorkeling activities can prefer Elephant Beach at the famous Havelock Island. Indeed it is famous and sought after snorkeling destination in the area after Port Blair based Jolly Bouy Island for such activities.
The famous villages of Havelock Island are as mentioned below:-
- Govinda Nagar
- Bejoy Nagar
- Shyam Nagar
- Krishna Nagar
- Radha Nagar
Havelock Island has many ferry services. Government Ferry operates throughout the year while Makruzz Ferry operates except May to August months. Coastal Cruise can also be chosen for this purpose except May to August months when it doesn’t operate. Likewise, the most recent Express Bhagya and Green Ocean are notable ferries for enjoyable service.
It is worth noting that Havelock Island has been developed so much so that it is now one of the most preferred honeymooner destination today. Several resorts are located at this island that makes it easy for the tourists to enjoy best time. A few of them are as follows:-
- Symphony Palms Beach Resort
- Sea Shell Resort
- Munjoh Ocean resort.
Besides the resorts mentioned above, there are many hotels in different parts of the Havelock Island which make it easy for the visitors to spend quality time. Some of the famous hotels are listed below.
- V Knot Residency
- Cross Bill beach Resort
- Island Vinnie Tropical beach Cabanna
- El Dorado
- Emerald Gecko
Events / Festivals in Havelock Island
Here are some of the notable events or activities in Havelock Island which seek the attention of everybody.
Sea Walk: Sea Walk remains an excellent event in Havelock Island to seek the attention of every visitor. Tourists involve in underwater sea walk experience. Scuba Diving: Andaman Islands remain popular destination for scuba diving. In fact this activity remains the most notable activity. Snorkeling: Snorkeling is one of the major activities in this island that seek the attention of many tourists.
Besides above mentioned activities one can involve in the fishing trips, boating and numerous other adventure activities.
Best Time to Visit Havelock Island
The period from October to March remains best to plan a visit to Havelock Island and enjoy excellent weather condition here. One can enjoy the sea breeze during the winter months. One may avoid summertime for visit as there remains ample humidity during that that time.
How to Reach Havelock Island
Havelock Island by Air: The nearest International Airport from Havelock Island is Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai. It connects the island with almost all destinations in the country and various parts of the world.
Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai