Havelock Island
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Havelock Island

in India

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When Is the Best Time

When Is the Best Time

October to March is the best time to visit.

Monsoon season from June to September. There are rains throughout the year and very torrential ones too but it has lots of sunshine as well. The climate is equatorial - hot & humid. Avoid too much fish or meat in that kind of weather.

Crowds:
Gets crowded at Indian school holidays in December and January.

 

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Where and Tips

Port Blair/Kolkata/Chennai
India

Havelock island is a slice of paradise located in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago on the Bay of Bengal. It is at the junction of the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Sea. There are two beautiful beaches with totally different landscapes. The Vijaynagar beach is calm, shallow and full of underwater rocks (corals). The Radhanagar beach, once voted the best beach in Asia by Time magazine, is more boisterous and suitable for bathing.
There are possible walking trails through the island but it is better to hire one of the many two wheelers-on-hire as there is nothing much to see in the interior areas. A bus service runs twice from one end of the island to Radhanagar beach. The sea is full of corals and it is hauntingly beautiful.

Comments

Suzi45

Beautiful beaches!

Sarah1

Gorgeous island, thanks! To go during the monsoon/rainy season from Jun-Sept would probably be a bad idea anyway :)

Rajdeep, are there beaches which are usually less crowded? The ones on your pics look really nice. Is there a peak month when you wouldn't visit, because of too many tourists?

Rajdeep

@Sarah1 - Dec & Jan would be winter holidays in India when schools would remain closed for 15-20 days. Those days would be best avoided.