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Southern Andaman

Havelock Island:

Golden sands caressed by the cerulean waters of the Bay of Bengal, an azure sky that seems to stretch on forever and surrounded by a vast expanse of deep blue ocean as far as the eye can see, Havelock Island has an allure that no one can resist. Time seems suspended on this island which is a part of the Andaman Archipelago and comes under the union territories of India. The perfect location for a honeymoon or a vacation in the middle of nowhere, Havelock Island is home to the most beautiful beach in Asia, known as Beach No. 7 or Radha Nagar Beach.

Feel the breeze off the ocean play with your hair and the salty spray of the waves kiss your face, as you enjoy an elephant ride along the beaches of the island. Grab your snorkels and fins, and dive into the clear waters surrounding Havelock Island. Witness a beautiful underwater world, complete with vivid coral reefs, swaying plants and colorful schools of fish. Be the first to place your footprints on the unexplored hidden coves, on the many uninhabited islands scattered close to Havelock.

Government ferries run by the Directorate of Shipping Services connect Phoenix Bay jetty, Port Blair to Havelock daily. Private luxury boats Makruzz operated by M/s Mak Logistics, Port Blair & Coastal Cruise operated by M/s Coastal Seaways India Pvt. Ltd., Green Ocean, Bhagya Express ferry tourists to Havelock daily. At havelock auto rickshaws, taxis, buses, motorbikes are available for transport within the island. The STS Department has introduced the services of two AC Deluxe bus at Havelock Island for the benefit of tourist and local public. The Civil Aviation Dept. of A& N Administration operates regular helicopter services from Port Blair airport to Havelock.

Radhanagar Beach:

Radhanagar Beach lies on the south coast of Havelock Island. It is about 12 kilometers from the Islands ferry pier. Radhanagar is a Grade A beach of outstanding quality. This beach is also rated as one of the best beaches in Asia by TIME Magazine. It has an overall length of two kilometers and an average width of 30 to 40 meters. The sand is white and very fine in grain. The beach has a gentle gradient of around 1:20 and continues out into the sea as a sandy bottom for over 100 meters.

Elephant Beach:

This beach is another ideal site for snorkeling. It has a rich coral reef formation and amazing underwater marine life. One can reach Elephant beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 40 minutes. By road one can go up to the Forest Camp which is 8 Kms from the Jetty towards Radhanagar side and from there by walk to the Elephant beach which will take another 40 minutes. Private ferry operators organize tours to Elephant beach from Havelock.

Vijaynagar Beach:

Vijaynagar Beach, Havelock, is a long stretch of sand on the east coast of the Island, punctuated occasionally by rock section. Most of the beach is lined by mahua trees, whose trunks grow along the ground for many feet before they begin to climb vertically. These trees have lent a distinct character to the sea front and provide shade, close to the water. Vijaynagar Beach is perfect for long walks along the sea.

Kalaphathar Beach:

Kalapathar Beach is located on one of the corners of the Havelock Island. This beautiful silver sandy beach located 12 km from Havelock jetty. This beach derives its name from a village called Kalapathar that is famous for its black rocks, situated along the coastline. This is a rocky beach, situated at a corner of Havelock Island. Kalapather beach is a small lovely beach. There is less crowed so it is a perfect place to relax oneself. Kalapather means black stone and smooth silver colour sands make the small beach exotic. The tropical forests on one side of the road decorate the coastline beautifully.

Neil Island:

Neil Island is known as the ‘vegetable bowl’ of the Andamans. The settlers named the beaches after mythical characters of the epic Ramayana (Bharatpur, Laxmanpur, Sitapur, Ramnagar etc.) The island, with its very relaxed vibes and long, deserted beaches is a place to chill out after the “bustle” of Havelock. The widest part of the island is about 5 km in length. You can walk the whole island in about two hours. It is named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier who had sternly dealt with the insurgents during the suppression of the 1857 mutinyThe tranquil stretch of Neil Island is the perfect destination for a quaint weekend after the hustle and bustle of Havelock Island. What’s more, you can also explore the wonders of marine life here through the means of various water-activities and sports. The golden sands coupled with scintillating waters and azure skies is the perfect weekend getaway right in the lap of nature. The tranquil stretch of Neil Island occupies an area of 18.9 kilometres and can easily be covered over the course of a long evening walk. Perhaps the most endearing feature of this island is its three sand beaches which glisten with golden sand and shimmering waters. The sea is a kaleidoscopic mosaic of light blue, dark blue and green and makes you want to dip your feet right in. Pristine sandy beaches at Sitpur, Bharatpur and Lakshmanpur are some of the best destinations to explore. The breathtaking view of the scenery and the emerald greeneries in the island is really rejuvenating and enjoyable for travellers.

Bharatpur Beach:

Half a kilometer from the jetty, Bharatpur is one of the best beaches known for swimming and coral-watching with a vast sandy stretch. This beach is ideally recommended for youngsters because of activity options. One can hire glass-bottom boats for coral viewing. The Sea around the Jetty area is full of corals with schools of fish swimming around. The colour and form of vegetation along the beach soothes the senses.

Lakshmanpur Beach – I & II:

The secluded beach of Lakshmanpur lies 2 km north of the Neil jetty. The beach is a broad spur of white shell sand with shallow water and offers a good snorkeling option. Sunbathing and swimming are other activities. One can view spectacular sun-set from this beach. This rocky beach lies about two kilometers from the jetty with lots of coral formation , ornamental fish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, star fish etc. which are best suited for people of scientific temperament. The rocky surface can get slippery and one needs to be on ones guard. The main attraction here is the natural rock formations.

Sitapur Beach:

This beach is exposed to the open sea and thus prone to higher tides. It is 5 kilometers to the south and at the tip of the island. This beach is best suited to watch the sunrise with an impressive backdrop of natural vegetation and limestone formations. The journey from the Jetty to Sitapur beach itself is refreshing with green fields and a variety of crops and forest trees.

Natural Rock Formation:

A natural rock formation in Laxmanpur beach is locally known as the Howrah Bridge. Visit the place during low tide as the retreating sea leaves behind many a secret from its treasure trove.

Sir Hug Ross Island:

This tiny island is located at the southern tip of Neil Island and is locally known as ‘Chhota’ Neil (‘Small’ Neil). This island has been declared a wild life sanctuary and is a turtle-nesting ground. Individuals have to obtain permission from the Deputy Range Officer, Forest Department at Neil Island to visit this island. Only day visits are permitted.