What To See In Havelock Island :
Radhanagar Beach :
Radhanagar Beach, also known as beach #7, is the most beautiful beach of Havelock Island. The beach is located at a distance of 7 km from Dolphin Yatri Niwas. Radhanagar beach is rated as Asia`s best beach and has also positioned itself in world`s top ten beaches.
It is known to be one of the best places for nature lovers as it offers a wide range of flora and fauna. In addition, tourists travelling to the beach can enjoy activities like snorkelling, kayaking, scuba diving and swimming. Elephant rides along with beautiful views of sunsets can also be enjoyed at this beach.
Elephant Beach :
Elephant Beach, located at a distance of around 10 km from the market, is one of the most popular beaches in Havelock Island for day trips. Reaching this beach is a hassle free affair as it is accessible either by 30 minutes hike on a jungle path or by opting for one hour boat ride.
Known for its beautiful corals and exotic marine life, this beach is ideal for snorkelling. The shoreline of the Elephant Beach was largely swept by the Tsunami that occurred in 2004. At present, the existing beach is a fraction of what it used to be.
Vijaynagar Beach : :
Vijaynagar Beach, also known as beach #5, is popularly known for relaxing and refreshing environment. In addition, tourists visiting this beach can float in the natural sea salts and can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings as well. However, this beach is believed to be an undeveloped paradise, where tourists can enjoy long and peaceful walk along the beach.
Market #3 :
Market #3, known as the heartbeat of Havelock Island, is located at a distance of 2 kilometre from the jetty. The market is timid and from morning till 3 in the afternoon, the entire market is intermittent. Market #3 has several products available that are lined up ranging from fruits and sweet stalls to fresh vegetable and fresh fish.
How to Reach Havelock Island :
The nearest airport is in Port Blair from there you can either take a ferry to Havelock Island or fly in an amphibious 8-seater Cessna seaplane from Port Blair to Havelock and back every day except for Sunday.
How to get there by Sea:
Ferries are the best way to reach this island and you can take ferries from Port Blair and Rangat. The schedules and timings of these may vary according to the season hence it is advisable to enquire locally about ferries.
Getting Around Havelock Island:
Moving around the island should not be problem as the island boasts of a good public transport system that is reliable and inexpensive as well.
The scenic beauty of the island is best explored on foot hence walking is the best option to move around the island.
Buses and shared jeeps:
Local buses and shared jeeps ply on the two main roads between the port which is popularly known as Beach 1 and Radhanagar which is Beach 7 and Beach 5 where most of the accommodation is concentrated.
Auto-rickshaws are the other mode of preferred transport here as the rates are standardised. You can hire them either from the market area or flag them down on the main road.
Bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles:
You can also hire bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles from the centre of town which is Beach 3 or you can enquire from your guesthouse.
Private A/c and non A/c taxis are available on rent through the resort you are staying at or your travel agent.
When To Visit :
The best time to visit the island is between October and May