Have you always imagined sitting at a beach where the only sound that hits the eardrums is of waves breaking on the shores? Make it a dream come true by visiting the splendid Havelock islands in Andamans. As our journey came to an end, things started to get better. Here’s a list of the islands to head to during your Andaman tour.
Havelock is the first name that pops into everyone’s mind when we talk about Andamans. If you are not coming here, your trip is absolutely futile. A two hour journey by ship from Port Blair will take you to the land of ultimate peace and tranquility.
Look out for the following beaches here:
- Elephant Beach
- Kalapathar Beach
- Vijaynagar Beach
- Radhanagar Beach
Trust me when I say this. There’s no other beach better than Radhanagar Beach in India. Once you experience this, every other place would fall flat on your expectations. It has the enormous ability to let all your worries at peace and charge you up in a way you’d never ever thought about yourself.
Simply relax and enjoy a sun bath as the waves hit the shore.
For artists like us, this is the place to be apart from being an ideal destination for couples.
Ross Island and Neil Island happen to be the perfect half-day trips. The sunrise and sunset at Neil island is priceless. Do not return without that.
RedSkin Island/Jollybuoy Island
As a part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, both these islands enjoy a good amount of tourist attention. There are a total of 15 islands in the park out of which only two are open for tourists. If you are visiting anytime between November and May, Jollybuoy is the place to go. RedSkin stays open for the remaining time period. The best of coral reefs can be witnessed here. In fact water sports are reasonably priced at this island.
Some points to keep in mind while going to RedSkin:
- Carry eatables with you. It’s completely barren.
- You aren’t allowed to carry plastic bags or bottles. So avoid them or else entry won’t be allowed.
I haven’t been to Jollybuoy so don’t know if they follow the same rules there too. It doesn’t take more than 30 minutes by ferry from Port Blair to reach RedSkin. The best part of this beach is that it is less crowded so you can spend some candid moments with your loved ones.
Chidiya Tapu Beach
How wonderful would it be to listen to the chirping of birds as you sit by and relax by the beachside. A spot loaded with lush greenery, mangrove plantations and a variety of birds. Watch all the birds that have made this sunny island their home. Oh and do enjoy the kulfi sold at the entrance with your family.
Limestone caves at the Baratang Island and a visit to the Barren Island can also be added on to your itinerary. If you’re lucky, you might also spot the local tribes living in the island. This trip to Andaman has been an altogether different experience and while it may have been more than a week since I have been back to Gurgaon, the place is etched hard in my heart and mind. You know why? Because Andaman is not a place, it is a feeling! Go explore the seas.