It is Radha Nagar beach in Havlock which is apparently Asia’s the 7th cleanest beach. From our resort, it was hardly 10 minute in vehicle. Once we reached there, we realized what would have we missed, if we gave it a miss. It was splendid view of white sand beach and dense green forest in the background. A totally unexplored beach in the western coach of Havelock. That’s what stands it apart from other white sand beaches in Maldives and Thailand. It is far away from human cacophony.
Havelock is an island of 41 Km, everything is neighboring. There are clean roads with separations for pedestrians and cyclists. One can have the freshest and the yummiest seafood here. Squid and Golden Spoon were the two small places where you can have some of the best sea food with complementary wifi. Getting complementary wifi is really a big thing in Havelock as in most of the places you will not find any mobile network. So one can keep the fanciest gadgets at home or can find a place where you could get a compliantly wifi. This is also because, there are no towers by any telecom company in entire Andaman. They share network from mainland (Kolkata).
We had also found an unnamed place where we tasted some authentic Bengali sweets. The localities consists here are mainly Bengali settlers. Many of these settlers have Bangladeshi origin as these people were given settlement by the Indian government after the 1971 war between India and Pakistan.
Well, in our 3rd day of travel, we decided explore elephant beach which was hustling and bustling with tourist and water activities. The water sports here are pretty economical compared to Goa, Maldives or Thailand. We also explored places for ‘scuba diving’. Finally we settled with a place which was nearer to our resort. The instructors were from Bangalore and it made us little less nervous. But some days, you have less control on your mind and that day was one of them. We were nervous and about to collapse before going inside the water. We took feedback from the people who just did the scuba. Nothing was comforting. Then an elderly lady came back and she could not go for scuba because of her age. That moment, we just decided whatever happens, we would go for it. I am glad that we did that. It was like an opportunity of life time – had seen a world that I never imagined. The corals, red, green, blue fishes and many other creatures made the underwater even more beautiful.