Havelock now named Swaraj island to have an interesting history of stay intact even after the tsunami in 2004, now its most attractive tourist spot and however, the prices of commodities here are more than other islands.
How to spend days in Havelock ?
Havelock offers a whole range of sea sports and activities they are having trekking and boat route to elephant island, the most beaches of Asia Radha Nagar beach, and kalapathar beach.
History of Swaraj Island:
Havelock Island is named after a British general, Sir Henry Havelock, who served in India. In December 2018, it was renamed as Swaraj Island as a tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose.
Bose had hoisted the Indian flag at Port Blair on 30 December 1943 and proclaimed the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as territories liberated from British rule. He had subsequently named Andaman Island as Shaheed and Nicobar Island as Swaraj.
Know About The Best Beach in Asia
Radhanagar Beach on the western coast, also known as Number 7 Beach, is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named “Best Beach in Asia” by Time in 2004. Other notable beaches include Elephant Beach on the northwest coast and Vijay Nagar Beach (No. 5), Beach No. 3 and Beach No. 1 on the east coast. Kalapathar is another famous beach.
Our hotel was in between both the beaches and we were able to visit both beaches twice daily in our three-day stay. Places to visit here
1.Elephanta island :
Elephant Beach is one of the major attractions for people on recreational and adventure trips to the Andaman Islands. The beach is secluded in the northern part of the Havelock Island and there are two ways to reach the island
A. accessible through a boat and it will take you in 20 min and usually boat stay there for two hours.
B. By trekking:
through the forest to reach their separation by a dense tropical jungle – and on the way to Radhanagar beach, you will find young boys working as a local guide to help in that way.
We were accompanied by a boy named Ashish (16years) he was having reverence for whole nature and cleaning plastics bag and disposals of others also, at the same time he was curious about how the mainland India is and where we belong
He gave us memorable photographs of the whole journey and making us aware of strange flowers, tallest trees, and mangroves and small marine fishes.
Radhanagar Beach on the western coast, also known as Number 7 Beach, is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named “Best Beach in Asia” by Time in 2004
They belong to the family of Pomacentridae genera honor coral reef the first to be noticed. As a group, they are a great nest for colonizing and exploiting the Reef.
Between the poisonous tentacles of a sea anemone. Two subgroups of animal fishes known for these islands, the amphibians, and the premnas.
Former has more than a dozen varieties and outnumber the letter with only two known varieties. They are territorial and strongly defensive.
2. Kalapathar Beach
is Beach No. 1 on the east coast known as Kalapathar is another famous beach, it is less crowded and sea creatures could be seen here.