Havelock Island or I’d rather put it as “Heaven-lock Island”! Trust me I’ve been dying to write about this one. The reason I’ve termed it as “Heaven-lock Island” is that once you go there you’d surely want to lock yourself up in this heavenly heaven.
This island is an effortless culmination of white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, lavish coral reefs surrounded by lush green forest. It is located 39 km of north-east of Port Blair. And yes, Havelock is indeed a show stopper of Andamans, and by the end of this blog you’d agree with me.
How to reach?
By Ferry : Government ferry connects Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair to Havelock daily at 0600, 1100 and 1400 hours
Private luxury boats like Makruzz, Coastal Cruise, Green Ocean Ferry and Bhagya Express Ferry connects to Havelock daily as well
Civil Aviation Department of A&N operates Sea Plane and Helicopter services from Port Blair Airport to Havelock daily!
Approximate time taken by Ferry is 4 hours and speed boat takes about 2.5 hours to Havelock. The commuting options to this island itself create an excitement which blurs your thoughts and insides of tummy starts performing continuous summersaults!
The Ferry Ride
We chose the ferry ride (Hail Indian Government!):-) to Havelock. And good lord, it was beyond BEAUTY-FULL. We were given a comfortable air-conditioned cabin inside the ferry as the constant sweat refused to subside. But then who cares about the perspiration when there was a magnificent sea waiting outside for inspiration.