Wednesday 15 March 2017

Postcards from Andaman : The beaches of Havelock

After spending the better part of the day hopping beaches in Neil island, it was time to take a 1 hour ferry ride to Havelock, one of the most popular destinations in Andaman. I and my entire family were really tired by the time we reached Havelock. It was around 4:30 PM on the 17th of November 2014, when we checked into our hotel. It was located right next to the beach, so my brother and I dropped our luggage in our rooms, and straightaway went for a swim. We came back half and hour later and freshened up. Next thing I remember was waking up for dinner a few hours later.

I woke up at around 6 AM the next morning to chill by the beach, and took some photographs. It was quite a lazy morning, perhaps because sitting by the beach was so fulfilling in itself. After having breakfast, we headed off to Elephant beach in a ferry. 

First up was underwater walking. We had gone for a scuba dive 2 days ago in North Bay, Port Blair, but I enjoyed this one more. We just had a huge glass bubble on our heads for air, and we were standing on the sea bed. There were fishes galore, and we also fed them crumbs. They would nibble on our fingers, and it was a surreal feeling. I really enjoyed it.

I also went for a jet ski ride, snorkeling and a banana boat ride, and had a gala time there. I unfortunately do not have many pictures of all that, as I kept my camera inside the bag for almost the entire duration, deciding to enjoy the moment more than clicking pictures. Actually not really. It was because I was in the water almost the entire time and I did not want to touch my camera with wet hands.

We took the ferry back, pretty tired from all the fun and frolic. But we had Radhanagar beach to cover. I was not that excited about it, but decided to go anyway. And I'm so happy I did. It is the best beach ever! The waves are gentle and a swim there was so refreshing. We stayed there till sundown and headed back to the hotel.

Havelock truly live up to my expectations. I had a great time there, and would go there again if I get a chance. We stayed there the night and left for Port Blair the next morning in a ferry. For a detailed account of my Andaman trip, click here.

Visit again on Saturday for more travel photographs. Hope you enjoyed these. Have a great day! 


  1. Beautiful images. Would be nice if you could post bigger pictures.

    1. thank you for your suggestion. I'll try it out in my following posts.

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  3. Nice picture dude and well description about the place