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About Havelock Island
Havelock Island derived its name from British General Henry Havelock in the time of pre-independent India. It is biggest among 572 islands of Andaman and Nicobar group with an area of 113 sq km and located 56 km North-East from Port Blair on the sea, Bay of Bengal. According to the census report of India 2001, approximately 5354 people reside here and they survive mainly with the profession of tourism.
(Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
This island concluded with five distinct villages like Govinda Nagar, Bejoy Nagar, Shyam Nagar, Krishna Nagar and Radha Nagar. Among these villages Govind Nagar is most developed with lots of shops, hotels and restaurants. Local people of the island identify the villages with a number system, as for example Radha Nagar village identifies as No. 7, Vijaynagar Beach village identifies as No. 5, Govind Nagar village identifies as No. 3, and so on.
Havelock Island is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India where you will discover lots of lovely beaches like Radhanagar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Elephant Beach and Kalapathar Beach. Some other attractive spots of the island are several adventuring evergreen forest, Dolphin convoys, Elephant training camp and many more. Each and every tour spots of the island are accessible by Bus root from Jetty of Havelock village No. 1. Other option is to hire a private Taxi or Auto-Rickshaw to reach your chosen destinations.
Tour Attractions at Havelock Island
Vijaynagar Beach (No. 5): It is a long stretch sandy beach located just 4 km South-East from jetty. The major property of the Department of Tourism, Dolphin Resort is situated close to this beach.
Elephant Beach: One can make a walk to Elephant Beach from Radhanagar beach on beach way. It would take about 45 minutes to go here. Snorkeling is a memorable and lifetime experience in Elephant Beach.
Kalapathar Beach: It is a beautiful lush white sand beach in the high tide and a Black stone beach located 10 km away from jetty. Kalapathar Beach is a lonely spot not many tourists come here honeymooners pay attention to visit here.
Hotel, Restaurants and beach resorts around Havelock Island
Vijay Nagar, Havelock-5.
Symphony Palms Beach Resort
Govind Nagar, Havelock.
Sea Shell Resort
Govind Nagar, Havelock-2
Holi Day Inn
Govind Nagar, Havelock-3
Mobile Number: 9474244606
Govind Nagar, Havelock-1
Mobile Number: 9933220626
How to reach Havelock Island?
If you planned to visit at Havelock Island then you should first reach at Port Blair. After that you can travel for Havelock Island with a Ferry from Phoenix Bay Jetty of Port Blair. You can also reach at Havelock Island from its Neighboring island Rangat with a ferry. Helicopter services are also available to reach here. Know more details bellow.
Ferry, Port Blair to Havelock Island
Type: Government operated normal ferries
Timing: 6.15 am. (Daily, may be changed season time).
It takes around 4 hours.
Ticket costs: chair - 250 Rs () seat - 350 Rs ().
Ticket Counter: Port Blair at Phoenix Bay Jetty and Havelock at Village No. 1
Private Ferry services, Port Blair to Havelock
Type: Air-conditioned catamaran ferry
A Daily service, takes around 1.5 hours to go.
Ticket costs: 700/800/1000 Rs().
Extra facilities: Leather seats attached TVs.
Ticket Counter: Port Blair at Phonex Bay Jetty and Havelock at Village No. 1
Helicopter services, Port Blair to Havelock
Provider: Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited.
It takes around 45 minutes.
Ticket costs: around 4000 Rs ().
It is a daily service except Sunday.
N.B - Time schedules and tickets cost may be changed by time to time due to bad weather or in full tour seasons.
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