Fast Facts about Havelock Islands

India

3193

113.93 km2

5,354, (2001)

December and April

Aka-Jeru, Hindi, English

Pristine Beaches, and Radha Nagar Beach

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Havelock Islands

Havelock Islands are the group of small islands located in Andaman and Nicobar. These serene and beautiful islands are located in Southeast Asia. Being far from the crowd, this place bestows the bliss of the nature in its best and pure form. The island is surrounded by Bay of Bengal together with Indian Ocean. The islands attract millions of tourists every year from far off places.

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Introducing Havelock Islands

To start with Havelock Islands are the most dazzling and mesmerizing islands on Andaman. The place is easily accessible through Port Blair. The place is a must visit for those looking for peaceful and natural holidays away from busy life of city and other Southeast Asia beaches.

Havelock is mostly inhabited by Bengali settlers since the 1950s. The island is about 54km northeast of Port Blair and covers 100 sq km. From north to south these splendid and pristine islands are blended with dense and green forests and huge variety of exotic flora and fauna. The island is also famous for white sand beaches, water sports, scuba diving, coral reefs and most importantly a relaxing holiday.

 

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History of Havelock Islands

Havelock Island also known as Havelock belongs to Ritchie's Archipelago, which is a part of Indian Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar. The best thing about Havelock Island is that it is the largest island among all the islands present in Ritchie's Archipelago.

Large numbers of tourists flock to Havelock islands owning to its rich and extensive marine life. The island is composed of large number of small villages covering the area of 113.93 sq.km.

Havelock Island which is situated towards the east of the Great Andaman of the Andaman Islands is named after Mr. Henry Havelock, a British general based in India.

Havelock comes under the district of Andaman and is governed by the Tehsil of Port Blair. Though, many of the islands in Andaman are lonely. Only, Havelock Island is the one of the few which comes under the few inhabited islands of Andaman & Nicobar.

In earlier part of the history, Havelock was home to the indigenous tribes who spoke Aka-Bale language. After the colonization of Andaman and Nicobar Island, the entire tribe declined. Now, the entire island is occupied mostly by Bengali and Myanmar immigrants.

The best feature till date of the hilly island of Havelock is lush greenery, beaches lined with palm trees, array of marine and aquatic life.

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