Five Hidden Secrets of Havelock Island

Five Hidden Secrets of Havelock Island

Posted On : 2022-08-13

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." – Anatole France

Havelock Island is the biggest island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is home to squeaky-clean beaches, coral reefs, and incredible scuba diving activities. At a distance of 30 km from Port Blair, it is one of the islands that attract most visitors from over the globe. The wonderful thing about Havelock Island is its immunity to mass tourism. The island has still retained its virginity and is still alluring for decades. Eco-tourism is greatly encouraged on Havelock Island through government efforts. Visiting Havelock Island will make you believe in the following quote by Anatole France. This article aims to find the five hidden secrets of Havelock Island. Let’s find them one by one.

Get Ready To Discover 5 Hidden Secrets

1. Beaches

Havelock Island comprises a total of five beaches:

  • Radhanagar Beach: Relax in the white sands at sunset while gazing at its reflection in the crystal blue water. Enjoy staying at the treetop restaurant when you stay here. Radhanagar Beach has secured the first position among the best beaches in the Asia region and the eighth position in the world, as voted by global travellers throughout the world by experts.
  • Elephant Beach: Enjoy the calm and clear water. It is famous for water sports. Reach this beach by boat or trek through a forest to visit this beach. The beach is positioned between lush green jungles and covered by tall trees.

    Enjoy the sunset by relaxing on the wooden benches on the beach while munching on some snacks. Pamper your feet by placing them on the soft sand, and relieve yourself when you wash them with lenient waves at the shoreline. It is a perfect beach to let children play under adult supervision.
     
  • Kalapathar Beach: If you enjoy walking alongside a beach, then Kalapathar Beach is for you. This beach has a long stretch of silky white sand with a row of big black rocks adjacent to the sea. Enter the water only if you are a good swimmer, as there is quite a depth. Take care of the rocks and corals while swimming. This beach is a bit crowded during the season, yet a wonderful escape for loners and couples. The beach is Ideal for sunrise and sunset lovers as they are scenic.
     
  • Govind Nagar Beach: This beach is famous for its silvery sand and blue water and surrounded by greenery. Enjoy water sports on this beach like scuba diving, snorkelling, and swimming. Tourists come here to relax and rejuvenate themselves while taking a sunbath.

    You can stay here as it has several accommodation facilities. Due to the budget-friendly facilities available on this beach, people plan destination/cruise/beach weddings and engagements. This beach is perfect for a candlelight dinner with your soulmate.
     
  • Vinaynagar Beach: This beach gets a few visits from tourists. So, it is called a hidden gem. There is no shortage of guest houses and hotels on this beach. The beach resorts occupy a substantial area of the beach.
    You will find many fishing sailboats and tourist boats swaying along the shore.

2. Water Sports

There are several water sports activities which you can enjoy at Havelock Islands.

  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Scuba Diving
  • Underwater Walking
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Sport Fishing
  • Speed Boats
  • Glass Bottom Boating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing

3. Trekking

Trekking is one of the five hidden secrets of Havelock Island. Andaman’s topography makes it an ideal place for trek lovers to flaunt their adventure edge. The climate in Andaman interestingly complements the trekking activity. The various trails often challenge the trekkers unable to resist the invitation. Let’s find out some routes for trekking in Andaman.

  • Trekking to Elephant Beach: Though you can reach Elephant Beach via a ferry from the jetty, adventure lovers will love to trek to this beautiful beach. The trekking trail enveloped with lush greenery and mangroves is quite an experience trek through this beautiful forestry.
     
  • Mount Harriet National Park to Madhuban: It is at a distance of 70 km from Havelock Island but is an ideal trekking destination. The total area of the national park is around 46 sq. km. with a height of 383 metres. You may get an opportunity to view wild pigs, robber crabs and turtles. Ensure to reserve the Forest Guest House if you want to stay in the wilderness for a long time.

    The trekking trail stretches to a distance of 16 km, starting from the mountain to Madhuban. You will trek through the leafy greeny forest. Watch out for the remarkable flora and fauna of this area. Through the trek, you can view the beautiful panoramas of the island.

    The Madhuban trek is an ideal place for all adventurers, forest lovers and photographers. Since you need to trek for about 16 km. be sure you have a sturdy physical ability to complete it.
     
  • Diglipur To Saddle Peak National Park: It is far from Havelock Island, and doubtful if anyone can do it in a short vacation. This National Park covers an area of 85 sq. km.

4. Barren Island

We can include Barren Island as one of the five hidden secrets of Havelock Island. It is the only active volcano in south-east Asia. Barren Island truly justifies the name by discouraging human establishments. Though risky, tourists visit this place to have an aerial view of the diverse biotic life existing in this area.

5. Long Island

If you want to spend time isolated from the world and spend with yourself, this is the ideal place. Long Island is disconnected from most connectivity and can arouse the adventurer and test how far you can go. Long Island is also one of the five hidden secrets of Havelock Island.

Conclusion

Havelock Island is one of the most preferred locations on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It has still retained its beauty, despite many tourists visiting. It offers tourists various experiences to cherish for a lifetime. There are various ways to have fun on this island, from sports activities to trekking, and just getting relaxed and rejuvenated. Everyone must visit Havelock Island once in a lifetime and save the memories as a treasure.

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Frequently Asked Question

Q1. What are the reasons for Havelock Island being so famous?

A1. Havelock Island is famous for its charming silvery and silky sand beaches. It is home to some of the gorgeous beaches in Andaman. It is also known for its coral reef and several water sports.

Q2. How many days do I require to enjoy Havelock Island?

A2. For a young and having a good physique, it is recommended to have a stay of a minimum of 3 days. Within this duration, you can enjoy one of the beaches, scuba diving, do night kayaking, trekking, and explore cafes.

Q3. Is alcohol allowed on Havelock Island?

A3. Though it is allowed, it’s hard to procure as there’s only one shop available.

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