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Havelock Island



Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), the most popular island among tourists, is located about 70 km north of the capital city, Port Blair. Havelock Island has white sandy beaches, blue waters, and some of the best diving on the continent. Havelock(Swaraj) has well-justified fame for being a wonderland for travelers. Laze around on its secluded beaches, or explore its dense and serene mangroves; swim among exotic corals while you indulge in scuba diving, or go out there and explore the wilderness on long jungle treks – Havelock has it all!


Reasons to Visit:

  • Havelock Island, named after Henry Havelock, a British general, is situated 57 km North-East of Capital City Port Blair

  • Havelock Island is accessible by 4 hours ferry ride from Port Blair (Lesser by a speedboat )

  • Havelock Island is renowned for crystal clear waters and Scuba diving / Snorkeling experience like no other destination in India except Lakshadweep.

  • Havelock Island is where a few eco-resorts are situated and where Scuba / Snorkeling can be enjoyed in pristine blue waters which are best anywhere in Indian territory by a long way (except Lakshadweep Islands on the Western extreme).

  • Port Blair is anything but touristy. The idea here is to relax, unwind, and enjoy a remote island experience.

  • Guests here spend anywhere from two nights to two weeks.

  • One can hire a bicycle; a scooter and move around the Island (15 km from one end to another) or can just enjoy walking around.


Recommendations:

  • Island Destinations of India" Havelock is the most popular and exotic Island to arrive in the Andaman Islands. It takes a 3 hours boat ride (2 hours by private boat) from Port Blair to reach. Havelock has a full range of stay options from budget beach shacks to premium resorts and is popular with honeymooners and adventure travelers. Dive center here is operational all through the year."

  • Popularly visited destinations on Andaman Islands" Havelock Islands is accessible via a ferry ride from Port Blair and is renowned for its crystal clear beaches, adventure activities, and remote island character. Havelock Islands remains one of the most sought after destinations of Andaman Islands by holiday travelers and honeymooners."

Things to do on Havelock Island:

All thanks to the variety of activities the island has to offer, Havelock Island is a fun magnet that attracts anybody paying a visit to the Andaman Islands.

  • Kayaking: Kayak your way through the beautiful mangrove forests, one can also club kayaking with snorkeling or take a night kayaking tour. One doesn’t have to be a swimming expert, any beginner can enjoy this fun activity. We recommend Kayaking with a certified instructor, Tanaz for a fun-filled experience.

  • Candlelight dinner: Treat your loved one with a romantic candlelight dinner under the stars. Havelock Island beach resort, wild orchid resort, Munjoh resort offer a magical candlelight dinner experience.

  • Scuba Diving: Havelock Island is very well known for its scuba diving experience with the best infrastructure. Andamans is one of the best spots for Scuba Diving. For an amazing experience, do book with us.

  • Shopping: Shop some lovely souvenirs for your loved ones back home at Seven Heaven, this lifestyle store is a shoppers paradise. Handpicked, designer clothing and jewelry make for perfect gifts.

  • Elephant Beach: This place is a shallow water haven for snorkelers. All thanks to an impressive number of Scuba divers who have educated the locals on the importance of reef conservation, the reefs here are increasing, unlike most islands where reefs are drastically decreasing. One can reach here either by a speedboat ride or by a short 1.8 km trek through the beautiful mangrove forest to reach Elephanta beach. This trek is guided by a professional guide and usually takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. Water sports are also conducted at this beach.

  • Game fishing: Set off on an exclusive fishing adventure in the great Andaman Sea. The duration of this activity is around 2-4 hours. Cruise along the sea and learn how to fish, right from scratch

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