There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is rapture on the lonely shore
There is society, where non intrudes,
By the deep sea and music in its roar,
I love not man the less, But nature more.
The true essence of Havelock Island’s beauty is perfectly described by this poem. Havelock Island is a place where you can smell the sea, feel the sky and lose yourself in the astral blue sea with its gently lapping waves kindling a symphony of its own.
Havelock Island, with an area of about 113 square kilometers is one of the populated islands in the Andaman. Its one of the few places permitted and encouraged by the administration of Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a popular Eco-friendly tourist destination.
Havelock Island is known for its pristine white beaches, crystal blue waters, green foliage lining the shores and rich corals. The main beaches in Havelock Island are Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Vijaynagar Beach and Kalapather Beach.
Elephant Beach is famous for snorkeling and scuba diving due to the vast presence of corals here. This makes this beach popular with the tourists.
Radhanagar Beach is rated as one of the best beaches in Asia in 2004, by Time magazine; and it truly lives up to its expectations. It’s truly a heaven on earth with its desolate shores lined with a fringe of green woods, the soft unfolding of the waves, the vastness of the azure waters meeting the blue silk of the sky.
The beach is stunning any time of the day but the sunrise and sunset are even more spectacular with the view of the radiant light soaked sea. What makes it even more divine is that this beach is so pristine and untouched by the clatter which civilization brings with itself, that you can actually feel isolated here with the only sounds you can hear are the hypnotic hymns of the beguiled lapping waves with hardly any soul being seen around.
Come to Havelock Island to stare dreamily into the horizon where the sun and water meet. The only thing to interrupt you from your reverie is an occasional bark of a dog or a bird call. This is what being one with nature truly means.