A beauty that is Havelock


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.

Lord Byron

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.



The first sight of Havelock after alighting from the ferry.


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.



Picture Perfect Beaches



Woods lining the beaches


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.



Astral blue waters


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.



A sight to behold Radhanagar Beach


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.


Unspoiled by civilization


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.

About Pooja Samtani

Hi, I am Pooja, the main writer of our family travel blog Laid Back Traveller. My life is an amalgamation of mundane and that of a digital nomad. The travel bug actually hit me after I completed my education and started earning. It was then I actually started experiencing places than just visiting them. Thus started a zeal to explore to satisfy my wanderlust. After marriage things just worked out better for me thanks to my equally zealous Hubby. Accompanied by our daughter who is ever ready to get out of home, we often set sails on many interesting (and sometimes crazy) family adventures with dreams to travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. Mail me at poojasamtani@laidbacktraveller.com


  1. Must visit. I am looking forward to it.

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