How to Enjoy at Havelock Island

Havelock Island or Swaraj Dweep, with its staggering white beaches and shining greenish-blue waters, is one of the most visited islands in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Situated around 39 km northeast of Port Blair, Havelock Island has the very much-earned reputation of being a vacationers’ heaven. Havelock Island is a fantasy goal for all – be an extravagance voyager or a spending hiker. The island has the absolute loveliest seashores in Asia, probably the best diving spots of South Asia and lavish green tropical forests. Do you need some other influence to take a visit to the lovely Havelock Island? So here is an all-inclusive Havelock Island travel guide that will give you a thought regarding the spot, how to reach, and activities in Havelock Island. This is your finished manual for Havelock Island tourism.


Where is the location of Havelock Island?

Havelock Island, as of late named as Swaraj Dweep is a piece of Ritchie’s Archipelago, a gathering of 17 islands on the east of Great Andaman. Out of the 572 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, just a bunch has inhabitants. Situated around 39 km from Port Blair, the capital city, one can effectively reach Havelock Island by taking a cruise. Both private and government cruise administrations are accessible. Havelock with its pleasant seashores, rich coral reefs, mangrove timberlands and varied diving spots stay one of the most famous vacationer goals in India.

How to reach Havelock Island

To arrive at Havelock, the main thing you need to do is to get into Port Blair. You can arrive at Port Blair either through the air or by ship. Considering the time it takes, flights are the best choice to get into Port Blair.

From Port Blair, you need to take a cruise to arrive at Havelock Island. Private ships are typically cleaner and quicker than the administration ones. You can get your cruise tickets from the Phoenix Bay Jetty. Private ships worked by Makruzz, Green Ocean and a couple of others are the best options to travel to Havelock and Neil Islands. Makruzz is the reputed one. You can book Makruzz / Green Ocean Cruise Tickets also through reputed tour operators. They make the process comfortable, as you just need to be on their site to make a booking.

There are government-run ships moreover. For the administration ships, you need to visit the Jetty 3 hours before to book tickets. You may decide on an administration ship while heading off to the island and take a Makruzz voyage for the arrival. What we preferred about the cruise ship is that we could come and remain on the deck and appreciate the ocean view. Likewise, the Captain of your ship will turn out very amicable and talk with you for quite a while sharing his accounts on the ocean and others.

You can likewise visit Havelock Island from Neil Island locally called Shaheed Dweep. Ships are accessible between Neil and Havelock Islands also.

How long to stay for a Havelock Island Trip

In a perfect world, you can cover Havelock Island locally called Swaraj Dweep in 3 days and 2 evenings. In any case, we would prescribe you to remain for at any rate 4 days to absorb the vibes of the island. You can remain at Havelock for 2 evenings and will frantically want that you had one more night to spend there.

The ships from Port Blair or Neil Island, for the most part, take about a large portion of a day to arrive at Havelock Island. So you need at least 2 evenings it is not sufficient to have a complete enjoyment here.

How to move around in Havelock Island

Much the same as the greater part of the other traveler goals of Andaman, you will get four-wheelers, cars and tuk-tuks accessible for contract simply outside the dock and different areas all through Havelock. You can likewise take a bike on lease for exploring Havelock Island.

You can lease a bike for 2 days of exploring Havelock Island. There are a couple of petroleum pumps accessible on the island, so getting petroleum is definitely not a major issue. Leasing a scooty will for the most part charge you an affordable rate every day.

What number of seashores does Havelock Island have?

Havelock is known for its perfect and lovely seashores, rich coral reefs and the quiet oceans. There are seven seashores distinguished in Havelock Island, the most mainstream being the Radhanagar Beach. Here the seashores are given a number.


Beach No. 1 is the seashore where you will show up. It is nearby the jetty thus swarmed. It is from here where you will get ships for Neil Island, Port Blair and Rangat. There is a market neighboring the seashore. Before the market, there is a counter for the ship to outing to Elephant Island. There are additionally two or three ATMs and eateries close to the market zone.

Beach No 2 is in a detached spot. It is, for the most part, has utilization for the diving schools to lead their diving courses and is utilized as diving destinations for the hotels and the diving schools. It is on the opposite side of the Helipad Street and a restricted way encompassed by coconut trees prompts the seashore.

Beach No 3 called Govindnagar Beach, 4 and 5 called Vijaynagar seashore are the explorer’s portion of the island. These seashores have shallow water and bleached coral.

The most popular seashore of Havelock is Beach No. 7 or the Radhanagar Beach.

Then there is the Elephant seashore that you have to reach by taking a boat ride from the Jetty at Beach No. 1.

The beaches in Neil Island have named after the characters of the Hindu epic Ramayana. Here in Havelock, the seashores and towns are named after characters of the other epic Mahabharata – Radhanagar, Shyamnagar, Krishnanagar, Govindanagar.

Best Beaches of Havelock Island and Places to visit

Radhanagar Beach and Elephanta Beach is on the western side of the island while the Kalapathar Beach is on the southeastern side. Without a doubt, Radhanagar Beach is the star fascination of Havelock Island.

Radhanagar Beach

Modifiers fall less to depict the excellence of Radhanagar Beach. With the waves falling on stretches of white sand, it is an amazing spot to be. It is a 2-kilometer long sickle-shaped seashore having delicate brilliant sand. It had been cast a ballot as the best seashore in Asia by the “Times Magazine” in 2004.


Vijaynagar Beach

Vijaynagar Beach is a delightful seashore close to the Vijayanagar town on the east bank of the island and is lined by Mahua and coconut trees. You can go for long strolls along the seashore. You can find various mid-ranges to extravagance resorts alongside this spot. The Dolphin Resort is simply before Vijaynagar Beach.

Kalapathar Beach

On the off chance that Radhanagar Beach is for the dusk, at that point Kalapathar Beach is unquestionably for the dawn. It is 3 km from Vijaynagar Beach and is on the outrageous finish of Havelock Island. The seashore owes its name to the stretches of dark stone along the seashore. The seashore is disconnected and you will discover fewer individuals visiting the seashore. On the off chance that you are not a morning individual who wants to watch dawns, at that point you can skip visiting this seashore.

Elephant Beach

Elephant Beach is another lovely and famous sea shore of Havelock Island and you can reach by cruising through the sky blue oceans. Speedboats are accessible close to Jetty close to Beach No. 1 for Elephant Island. The Elephant Beach is very lovely with the trees at the setting. There are some enormous broken branches from removed trees making the seashore an ideal spot for taking some flawless photos.

What to do in Havelock Island

Scuba Diving at Havelock Island

Scuba diving is one of the most well-known exercises in Havelock Island. The island gives different diving site choices. The perfect season for plunging is between December to May. Probably the best diving destinations in Havelock Island are Seduction Point, Mac point, Minerva Ledge, Turtle bay, Pilot Reef and so forth. There are a couple of mainstream plunge shops like Barefoot Scuba, Andaman Dive Club and a couple of more. You will have the best of experience diving when you are here.



Aside from scuba diving, you can likewise appreciate snorkeling, sea strolling and a couple of other water exercises. The popularity of Havelock is for its excellent coral reefs and you can see them alongside the awesome marine life by enjoying a snorkeling encounter.

A few hints for an extraordinary and safe Havelock Trip

It is smarter to hire a bicycle or Scooty for your stay in Andaman. You can meander about at your will and explore Havelock.

Definitely, attempt Scuba Diving at Havelock. It has a standout amongst other coral reefs. During your Andaman visit, your hotel or tour operator may recommend you go for scuba jumping at North Bay Island but then also try it at Havelock Island.

You can likewise go fishing. There is an association that offers a wide range of fishing boats and hardware.

Avoid jumping or swimming among a school of fish. This may draw in ruthless fishes, for example, sharks. On the off chance that you have an open injury if you do not mind, abstain from swimming. The blood scent draws much predatory fish.


So, you can really understand the nature of enjoyment you can have when you are at Havelock Island. If you are with Welcome Andaman Travels Pvt. Ltd during your vacation to Andaman then you will have the pleasure of exploring the amazing island while having the best of comfort and safety. Moreover, they are the ones who can arrange for your cruise tickets to Havelock and Neil Island well in advance. Call at +91 800 1500 644 to have a word with them and plan your trip to Andaman.

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