How to Reach Havelock from Port Blair
Port Blair to Havelock by Ferry
The government run ferry that will take you from Port Blair to Havelock is called Phoenix Bay Jetty. This is the most inexpensive option that you have to travel between the places in Andaman, and also the oldest one. While the seat can be procured at a small fare of INR 378 per person, you can also opt for a more comfortable ride by booking a chair category seat at INR 525 per person.
The distance between Port Blair and Havelock is 70 km, and the jetty takes approximately 2.5 hours of journey. The jetty is available every day at 6:20 AM and 2 PM. For the most mesmerizing experience, stand on the deck and look around to the infinite expanse of blue.
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Port Blair to Havelock by Cruise
The 70 km long journey between the two points takes approximately 90 minutes, and the journey is beautiful throughout if you spend time looking outside your window, checking the most delightful treat of nature that Andaman is. These cruises have their seating options divided into various categories according to the level of luxuries available. From air-conditioned cruises to cruises with large decks, there are some great options.
Makruzz, Green Ocean, Bella Bay, and Coastal Cruise are some popular options which have per seat fares ranging from INR 975 to INR 2300. For a memorable cruising experience with excellent facilities, this is the recommended option for you. Check Cruise Packages of Andaman for an incredible experience.
Best Time to Visit Havelock Island
There are lots of Activities in Andaman that you must do during the summer.
It is winter in Havelock from December to February. This is the most favourable time to visit Havelock owing to the pleasant climate, perfect for activities and for basking under the sun. The temperature during the day is perfect with soft sunlight enhancing your holiday experience on the island. All the activities are available and all the sites are open for tourists to enjoy. If you want to experience the best of Havelock, visit it during winters. The average temperature during winters ranges between 20 degree Celsius during nights and 28 degree Celsius during days.
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Places to visit in Havelock Island
The beaches like Bharatpur, Sitapur, and Lakshmanpur have the most romantic atmosphere and the most breathtaking scenery, combining a perfect package for honeymooners as well as photography enthusiasts. A lazy stroll on one of these beaches while the sun disappears from the horizon is the most magical thing you will ever experience.
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The rainforest forests add to the charm of the beach through different shades of green, making it appear perfect. A part of Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach is a great place for relaxation and photography.
There are many other beautiful beaches in andaman and those beaches must be covered during your Andaman trip.
Come here with your loved on or on you own, this place is fun nonetheless. And, should you decide to experience something different, you can enjoy an elephant ride on the beach. It will take you 20 minutes to reach this beach from Havelock Island dock by boat.
This place, located
at a distance of 143 km from Port Blair, adds a different experience to your Port Blair to Havelock Island journey.
Barren Island is a popular tourist attraction in the region as it houses the
only active volcano in entire South Asia. Besides, though the island is
uninhabited by humans, it is home to some exotic flora species. Though you can
reach this island by taking a ferry ride from Port Blair, seaplane is a more
recommended option as the plane flies over the island, offering an aerial view
of the volcano.
A little piece of heaven on Havelock Island, while going from Port Blair to Havelock, this beach falls among the most popular choices of tourist attractions. Whether you want to soak in nature’s exquisiteness while experiencing moments of tranquility or you want to click some breathtaking beach pictures, Vijaynagar Beach will give you more than you can expect.
The beach offers perfect landscapes for honeymooners as well as families looking for some picnic time. Since it is less crowded than the other beaches on the island, solitude is a part of the deal when you come here. If you are planning for a honeymoon in Andaman, don't forget to explore our guide on the top hotels in andaman which will add sparkle to your romance.
To create memories that stay with you for long, Long Island is among the best places to cover on Port Blair to Havelock journey. Lying 80 km to the north of Port Blair, this island is visually appealing with sky blue waters gleaming with joy under a blue sky. Since this island is among the lesser-known parts of Andaman, lots of tourists ruining your fun is not a problem here. The exotic location serves well to offbeat travellers, honeymooners and those who are looking for scuba diving adventure. Lalaji Bay and nearby Guitar Island are the major attractions to cover.
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Kala Pathar Beach
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Lalaji Bay Beach
Secure some privacy for a romantic rendezvous with your partner in Port blair by visiting Lalaji Bay Beach located on Long Island. The place looks extremely scenic with lush vegetation bordering the aquamarine waters of the sea, making it a perfect place to be for newly weds and peace-lovers. Take Yerrata Jetty to Long Island to reach Lalaji Bay Beach. A peaceful walk amidst the forest or a boat ride on the calm sea water – Lalaji Bay Beach has ways to amuse you. You can also indulge in a 6 km long trekking adventure from Long Island to reach this part.
Scuba Diving experience in Andaman and enjoy talking with the marine animals and colourful coral reefs and revel in the adorable marine lives.
Guitar Island Beach
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Merk Bay Beach
Not a popular name among the tourists visiting Andaman, and that is exactly the reason why this place is worth a visit to add something fresh to your holiday experience. Merk bay Beach is a part of the North Passage Island, which is an uninhabited island, so it is recommended that you carry your food along as you will not find any facilities here. All that occupies this place is long stretches of soft sands, tropical trees, breathtaking vistas to see and capture, and an air of ecstasy. Though you can’t stay here, your heart will!
Other Things to Keep in Mind
-Explore more than what is famous in Havelock. There are places which are lesser-explored but are more fascinating than the popular ones. If you have time, do check those places.
-If you are interested in photography or water activities, the monsoon season is not the most appropriate time to visit the place owing to heavy rainfalls during the season.
-Talk to locals for guidance which are friendly and polite. They will help you to experience the best of Havelock.
-Public transportation system in Havelock is well-managed and cheap. Use public transportation to save money.
-Hiring a two-wheeler is the best way to explore Havelock.
-Keep cash handy as not all places receive payments by card.
-It is a well-maintained, clean destination. Do not litter.
-Keep copies of ID handy.
-Keep extra memory card for you camera as there is so much to capture.
-Internet is almost non-existent here, so make sure you stay prepared for it.
-Carry an umbrella because the weather is highly unpredictable.
-Do not enter restricted or tribal areas.
-Hire a guide for a better tour.