Islands & Beaches
Andaman is a beautiful tapestry that unveils an array of splendid islands including Havelock Island. The island plumps itself 57 km to the north east of the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Island, Port Blair. It is being expounded by white sandy shores and shrouded beaches. The two famous beaches of the island are Radhanagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach. If you are looking for a fun filled vacation, you won’t be disappointed because the island offers abundance opportunities to enjoy activities like elephant rides, snorkeling, and scuba diving, etc. Andaman Dweep Darshan is a tour operating company and provides tours to Havelock Island throughout the year.
Radha Nagar beach is rated as a world class beach. Radhanagar Beach is a surreal experience. While walking on it one could hear the sound of waves gently splashing against the beach on left ear and on right ear one could hear bird song from the forest. Simply the best of both worlds. The clear, turquoise water also makes a beautiful just a position with the white, sandy beach. There is also some snorkeling, for anyone who wants to swim with the fishes.
On Elephant beach in Havelock Island, people can watch training of elephants and elephants swimming in sea. People can also explore other adventures activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and sight seeing. Elephant Beach is one of those unique beaches on Havelock Island which is untouched by tourism, and you can go snorkeling and see everything from eels to sea horses !
The Kalapathar beach is situated on one corner of Havelock Island. The beach gets its name from the surrounding village, which is Kalapathar Village and the black rocks (known as Kalapathar in Hindi) that adorn the coastline here. The drive towards the beach looked very much like a marine drive, but with a tropical fragrance to it. There were hardly any people around. All I could see were some stray dogs, which exist in huge numbers across the Havelock Island. The emerald seas, the tropical forests on one side of the road, the kalapathars (black rocks) that decorate the coastline, the silken smooth silver sands and the sheer solitude make this beach a great place to relax. I was very happy that no tourist infrastructure was available here and nature was left as is. But, if you happen to go here, do exercise caution while entering the waters as the locals warn of the sharp rocks and the strong currents beyond.
Cinque Island is a mesmerizing island giving haven to many beautiful coral reefs. The island lures the tourist during different seasons of the year with its natural charm and pleasing environment. As the day starts melting in the island, the beauty of the island reaches its heights. The sight of sun hiding behind the sky while the moon starts making preparations for its ingress into the sky is awe- inspiring. One can reach the island from Chidiya Tapu within two hours and from Wandoor within three hours. The important things to know before you beat a hasty retreat to the island is that you would also be required to take permission form the Forest Department. Based in Port Blair, Andaman Dweep Darshan is an esteemed company, which offers unmatchable travel experiences to Cinque Island.
Long Island is located 82 km away from the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair. Giving shelter to rickle of nature and beautiful beach at Lalaji Bay, the island makes for a must visit for any nature lover. Surrounded by scads of coconut trees and lovely forest patches, there is no scope that one would be left wanting for beautiful memories to take back home. Reaching here is also very easy. You can take a ferry from Phoenix Bay Jetty at Port Blair. Andaman Dweep Darshan is a Port Blair based travel company and provides dynamic tours to Long Island.
Neil Island is a verdant island with many sandy beaches, slumping just 36 km away from the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Island, Port Blair. The island is well connected with the capital via boats and after reaching the island, the tourists can also explore the tranquil village life stashed in the island. Neil Island makes for an ideal holiday destination especially for those looking for a refreshing holiday. Some of the prime attractions of the island are Sitapur, Bharatpur, Laxmanpur, and the famous Howra Bridge ensconcing on the sea shore. Andaman Islands Safari is located in Port Blair and offers many tours to the Neil Island at striking prices.
For all those looking to spend some quality time in the bounty of nature, here is a verdant island called Rangat Island. The tourists have to tread through the many forest routes for some nine hours to reach the island. The village life of the island is very peaceful and one can take pleasure in innumerable sightseeing activities. Andaman Dweep Darshan is a Port Blair based travel company and offers regular tours to Rangat Island.
The Corbyn’s Cove, is a serene and unspoiled soft sandy beach, set in picturesque background of lush green coconut palms and pleasant blue sea. The main attractions of this beach are the inviting water sports activities like surfing, scuba diving and boating. The Corbyn’s Cove beach, situated 8 kms from the City centre is the closest Beach from the city. This coconut- palm fringed beach, is ideal for swimming, surfing and sun bathing. The Waves Restaurant, The Peerless Sarovar Portico Resort and the Hornbill Nest Guest House are at a stone's throw, from the beach front. In fact, Peerless Sarovar Portico is the only beach resort inside the city.
Inaccessible to many travellers and many people of the Andaman Islands, Baratang once used to be one of most feared destination. Attacks by the native Jarawa Tribes were common allowing nobody to ponder around there place. The Jarawa Tribe Reserve, today stands as a reserve for the Jarawa Tribes members. Efforts were made by the Government to help the native tribes and to gain trust. The Baratang island trip brings forward the tropical side of the Andaman islands. Dense Forest, Tribes, Mangroves, Dongi rides, beaches, birds , caves and trekking. Well, Baratang has all of these to offer. Avail a trip to this island and become a part of the tropical side of the Andaman Islands.
Diglipur is a (884sq km/553sq miles) large island in the North Andaman housing lush green tropical forests, world class beaches and rare attractions like the Mud Volcanoes. The island has a population of 42,880 people spread across 42 villages and 13 gram panchayats. The population is primarily made up of people from Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and hence this island offers a unique cultural experience. Cultivation and Fisheries are the two primary occupations of people in this island. Diglipur Island is 330km/207m by road and morning bus services are available between Port Blair and Diglipur. There are three refreshing breaks in journey. At these locations, creeks need to be crossed using vehicle ferries, adding around 15 minutes of waiting time for the availability of vehicle ferries. A very beautiful 0.5 km/0.3 m long bridge connecting Mayabunder and Diglipur is one more relaxing point. Diglipur Island is 185 km/116 m by sea from Port Blair and shipping services are available for more than 4-5 days in a week. The travel time is about 12 hours. Quality of ships, availability of cabin accommodation and quality of journey are issues in ship travel.