Activities at Havelock
Havelock is a picturesque island with beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forest. It is one of the populated island in the Andaman group of the Union Territory of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is a natural paradise, replete with white sand beaches, coral reefs with a colorful array of aquatic life, palm trees and dense forests in the interiors.
Havelock is a longish piece of land (area 113 sq. kms.) lying on a north-west to south-east axis in the group of islands collectively known as ‘Ritchie’s Archipelago’ located 39 kms. North-east of Port Blair. People, mainly from West Bengal have settled only on the northern one-third part of this island. Each village and the adjoining beach are referred to both by a number and a name. The jetty is in the north at village No. 1 and is the conceptual centre of the island. Radhanagar Beach (No.7) is 12 kms to the south west and vijaynagar (No.5) is 4 kms. South East of the jetty.
Sunbathing, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, game fishing, watching the sunset or sun rise, elephant safaris, bird-watching, tracking, fishing, sailing, kayaking and many more.
VISIT HAVELOCK DURING MONSOON
The Andaman and Nicobar islands are blessed with the benefits of both the south-east and north-east monsoon. Rains set in as early in May and continue up till November. If you are a nature enthusiast, visit the islands during the monsoons and experience Havelock. The monsoons give you more options than those available during the “season”. It is guaranteed that in no way would your visit to the island or the activities you wish to undertake be affected because of rain. There is no water clogging of traffic jams. The rains are intermittent, leaving you enough time for outdoor activities.
Enrich your body and soul by walking through the lush interiors of sedate villages in the rain, inhaling the heady smell of sprouting paddy fields, the vast banana fields, the vegetable and fruit gardens that the cultivators have carefully tended on the way to Kalapathar. Enjoy the beautiful sight of formations of clouds and bathe yourself in the rain in front of you cosy cottage, or take a long walk along the sea shore or play volley ball or some indoor games. If still not sated, visit the village market at No. 3 to witness villagers selling fresh vegetables or to the jetty and watch for yourself the sight of the enormity of the fresh catches of fish in different sizes and hues. The monsoon presents more stimulus for you both below, above and at sea level. The numerous clouds present breath-taking sunset and sunrises.