Havelock is a tiny but beautiful island located 37 Kms east of the Andaman Islands. With unexplored coral reefs, brilliant bio-diversity, white sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation, it is one of the hot tourist spots in the Andamans. Havelock Island is the most favoured destination of the Andaman Islands. It is very popular because for its world class beaches,adventure sports and great scuba diving spots.
The local hub/market place is at Havelock No. 3 which is about 2 kilometres from Jetty (HL-1). The only local hospital (Govt. run PHC Havelock) is located at Havelock No. 3. From Havelock the road forks towards HL5/Kalapatthar and HL7 (HL7 is Radhanagar).
Latitude : 12.026811485038902 |
Longitude : 92.99223801269534
: Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Jet Ski, Sea walk, Banana ride
What to wear
: Cotton outfits, Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion
Mode of Transportation
: Catamaran / Boat / Helicopter
Departure / Return Location
Phoenix Bay, Port Blair
Havelock Island remained virtually unknown to the rest of the world for many centuries. During the early years of the British colonization of India, in the 18th century, a marine surveyor named John Ritchie was commissioned to travel the seas off the eastern coast of India and charter the routes to any islands he may find. This was the first expedition undertaken to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In honour of John Ritchie, a group of islands to the eastern side of the main island of this archipelago, was named Ritchie’s Archipelago. Havelock Island is the largest in this group of islands and is the most frequently visited island among the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island which was once only inhabited by tribal natives, now has settlers from different parts of the Indian mainland. The government of India actively promotes eco-tourism on this island.
Starting 1954 around 200 bengali settlers from East Pakistan were settled in Havelock Island.