Travel Guide – Havelock Island
Posted by: Soumalya | on June 13, 2015
http://fiona-kerr.com/?p=283 This island has an area of about 113.93 km. it is the largest of the islands that comprises Richie Archphalages –a chain of islands that lies to the east of the great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. It is situated 57 km north from the city Port Blair. This group of island is named after a British General Henry Havelock, who served in India.
source url The access to Havelock is via the following ways:
- Government ferry
- Coastal cruise
- Express Bhagya
The several activities (water sports) that one can experience are
- Sea walk
- Scuba diving
- Banana ride
- Fishing and trips to abandoned islands is also very popular.
Famous beaches in Havelock
- Radhanagar Beach
- Kalapatthar Beach
- Elephanta Beach
- Vijaynagar Beach
Important facts for the visitors:
One can easily spot some dolphins in the Kalapatthar Beach (a famous tourist attraction)
The average temperature in Havelock is 38 degree Centigrade and real feel is 49 degree centigrade
One should carry his/her sun screen lotion to protect himself/herself against possible tan.
The population mainly consists of Bengalis and Bangladeshis who settled there after 1971.
The five villages in Havelock, which are Gobindanagar, Shyamnagar, Radhanagar, Krishnanagar and Vijaynagar have there similar to the villages in West Bengal. The Radhanagar Beach (beach no.7) has awarded as the best beach in Asia in 2014 by ‘time’.
- The Symphony Palm beach at Gobindnagar village
- The Bare footResort.
- Sea Shell Resort
Soumalya, 14 years