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A tiny island located to the south of Andaman is Neil Island, brimming with less explore marine diversity, coral reefs, long beaches and bewitching greenery. Being one of the tourist destinations in Andaman, Neil is so happy to become the host with revealing all what it has. A romantically silent island unlike the hustle of Havelock Island, Neil Island is termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman. A perfect place to simply relax and chill is the beaches here and the deserted shores are favourite to those who love to relax in utmost peace.
In two hours, one can explore the island by walking around. It got the name Neil after the British Brigadier General James Neill who stubbornly dealt with the rebels during the 1857 Mutiny. The rich cultivation of paddy is found in Neil Island that belongs to the Ritchies’ Arhcipelago between Havelock Island and Rose Island. One should add this Island to their itinerary if they planning a trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Highlights: One of the major highlights of Neil Island is Neil Kendra, a beautiful curving bay full of white sand and holding the major jetty of the island made attracting by disarraying numerous colourful wooden fishing boats. Known to be the heart of the island, Neil Kendra has Bharatpur Beach on its left and Laxmanpur Beach on the right. The richest collection of marine lives and coral reefs have given Neil Island the peculiarity of being one of the most thrilling scuba diving sites on the island. In addition to diving, Neil Island is home to those who love snorkeling, swimming, birding, cycling etc.
Activities: Glass bottom ride and snorkelling are the major activities available on Neil Island though there are enough opportunities to do diving and other prime adventure activities.
Distance from Port Blair: The island belongs to the South Andaman district is located about 36 km northeast from Port Blair.
Radhanagar Beach in Andaman has ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world based on travelers reviews and rating available on multiple sources and Radhanagar Beach deserves it for many reasons. One of the most ravishing beauty in Andaman with a lot of tourists visiting it every year, Radhanagar Beach is the gem of Havelock Island. 500 meters away from the beach, one can see only the expansive blue water and the lush green tropical forests but when you reach the beach, the sights are apparently awe-inspiring.
Radhanagar is commonly called as Beach No.7 and this is one of the closest beach located near to Havelock Island ferry tier. The silky beach is kids friendly as well so that families are found in plenty on the beach to spend their vacation or a short holiday. There are nothing to be worried as the coast guards are roaming around always and the number of people here will be a pleasant sight to see.
Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, parasailing etc are some of the most commonly seen activities on the beach and among them Scuba Diving is the best as it offers the clear interaction with the wide range of marine animals and coral reefs around living in harmony.
The turquoise water gives a rejuvenating experience while you swim across or do snorkeling and since the number of tourists are relatively higher, the Government opens more opportunities for them to spend an ample time on the beach. As it is a superb place adventure lovers also would covet, the fame it has achieved international importance in no time.
Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair it will take more than three hours to reach Radhanagar Beach as it is located about 72 kms away from the capital city.
Settled on the sands of Havelock Island, Elephant Beach is a reveling beauty well presented by the long coral reefs and the shining shoreline. A peaceful beach with pure serenity and silent ambience will offer the visitors a soothing melody and that would be the perfect time to relax, to walk around with your love or just to do sunbathing. Among the different beach on Havelock Island, Elephant Beach has a special significance because of its friendly atmosphere and not so crowded shoreline. In addition to the adventurous activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving, tourists find time to do boating and similar activities on the beach. The clear water, the calm waves, the cool breeze and the magnificent sights on the shore have their own impacts on the number of people visiting the beach, and it increases only year by year. For a perfect honeymooning in Andaman, you should must visit this beach.
Highlights: The long array of private boats, fishing boats and buoys extend a riveting beauty to the beach. Moreover, it is a kid friendly beach as well so that families are found here aplenty. The huge shoreline is the key factor behind the countless visitors appear on the beach every day.
During monsoon also, tourists would love to come to Elephant Beach. People have reported that at times, the wild elephants from the nearby forests come to the beach and stroll along the white sandy bed.
Activities: An ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving is Elephant Beach though boating and other fun, water based activities are also done by the visitors often. Tourists have experienced the best sea walking as well on Elephant Beach.
Distance from Port Blair: Elephant Beach is located on the famous Havelock Island. It is lying about 69 kms away from the capital city of Andaman, Port Blair. One can reach the beach via boat from Havelock jetty after reaching there from Port Blair by road or by boat.
Known as Beach No.5 is Vijaynagar Beach in the north east part of Havelock Island. Very remote from the crowded locations on Havelock Island, Vijaynagar Beach is close to heart for those who love to spend time in utmost calmness. The regular touch of the sapphire blue water on the pearl like sandy beach makes no noise and it is one of the reasons why tourists chosen it as the perfect space for romantic couples and families.
The beauty of the beach has been praised so much by those who visited it. It is always better to come here freely, just to roam around, or to float on the shallow water, or to read under the large shade given by the huge trees on the shore or to do sunbathing. The collection of Mahua trees and palms is the significant ornament making the beach a splendid place to sit back and relax as much as time one wants to. This is one of the magnificent attractions in Andaman.
Highlights: A photographer's paradise is Vijaynagar Beach; especially the sunrise views from the beach is incomparably magnificent. When the sun’s fresh rays spread all over the wide sea, the entire atmosphere starts blushing in all possible colours and there is no better sight from the beach would satiate a photographic mind. The native birds appear during the fresh mornings add effective colours to the sunrise pictures.
Activity: The beach is recognized for relaxed swimming and sunbathing. Adventure activities are not yet a fashion on this inevitable part of Havelock Island.
Distance from Port Blair: Vijaynagar Beach is located at a distance of about 38 kms from Port Blair but from Havelock jetty the beach is lying 9 kms away only.
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Traveller Tales From Havelock Island
11 December 2017
I had never imagined I could enjoy myself so much in Andaman on a scuba diving adventure. Starting from the minute we were picked up from the hotel to the minute we finished our scuba diving, the experience was wonderful. Finding such great instructors and such amazing support at this rate was a pleasant surprise. We had superb support at every step of the diving. Being underwater was great. I loved that the team made us go into the shallow waters first as my wife was nervous about jumping into the deep ocean at once. Her fear went away with the shallow water diving and she had a great time. We also received amazing photos of our experience.
11 December 2017
I wanted to go to Andaman in December 2016 and was searching for snorkelling activities there since I had heard it was the best sport there. I found this package where I could go and snorkel in Andaman for less than 2k. I jumped on the offer and I must say, I was not disappointed. The team was supportive from start to finish. The booking service was smooth and the guides in Andaman had good knowledge and were friendly as well. Though the activity was only for 30 minutes, I had a lot of fun in them. Saw a lot of interesting stuff and also collected some shells from the sea. They will stay with me forevr as a reminder of the amazing time.
22 November 2017
Best combo offer I guess, we had so much fun doing trekking and snorkelling. First we started with our trekking activity through the mangrove forest. We could hear the chirping of birds and spotted few rare species of birds as well. We were accompanied by our guide Ravi, he was very well aware of the trekking routes. We reached Elephant beach and there we went for the snorkelling activity. After a short brief we went for this activity, it was really great, the waters were soo clear and we saw many fishes too. Really good package. Loved it.
27 November 2017
Me and my spouse have been happily married for 25 years and decided to take a second honeymoon to Andaman for our silver anniversary. I searched for special dinners in Andaman and this package came up. I went ahead and chose it, keeping my fingers crossed it would be good. It was GREAT. The food was delicious too. My wife was pleasantly surprised when the car rolled up because she had no idea I had this planned. It was a beautiful night and we will always remember it. Thank you to the Thrillophilia team for this special package.
27 November 2017
My husband and I decided to go sea walking in Andaman but the timing was wrong. The day of our sea walking, it started raining badly, so the instructor called us to say that the day’s trip had to be cancelled. I was disappointed more than I can say. But soon we received another call from the Thrillophilia team saying that they would try to change the date of the activity. They even asked when it would suit us. I told them the date and they arranged a sea walking tour for us swiftly. good experience.. thanks
24 November 2017
It was on August 2017, when I went for Andaman trip with my family. We did snorkeling and kayaking in Havelock Island. It was really a great adventure for all of us. We had a very good instructor and he was detailed about our whole activity. My 16 years old son had so much fun while doing Kayaking. Once we completed our kayaking we were taken for our snorkeling near the Lighthouse. The underwater world was full of colourful fishes and other marine creatures. Best time spent with family.
27 November 2017
My biggest concern while thinking of sea walking was the safety. I was very afraid of being attacked by the underwater animals. When I expressed my concerns to the instructors, they were very patient and explained everything in detail. They assured me that safety was taken care of, and they were right. The walk was well managed and no animals attacked us. We could actually touch the fishes and the plants. It was beautiful. The photos are a great reminder of the time.
27 November 2017
The price of the activity first attracted me. I had not come across such a reasonable sea walk package in my searches and I quickly went for it. It was a wonderful idea. The pick up and drop off was on time and the instructors were great. There were some other people in our group and one of them was feeling afraid before beginning. The instructors comforted her and helped her properly all the time during the sea walk. It was good to see.
27 November 2017
Brilliant adventure under the sea. Sea walking was a new kind of activity to me and my friends and it was fantastic. Out boys gang went on this trip to revive our 20 year old college memories and many, the trip was a brilliant success. Revived old memories and created fantastic new ones. It was great every step of the way from the booking to the drop off. Plan to repeat this adventure soon with my wife and kids.
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