Diving Sites in Port Blair
The sea is a desert of waves and storms, A wilderness of water. - Langston Hughes
In the extreme South-eastern part, surrounded by water, also called Heaven on Earth, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are jewels of India. One of those jewels, Havelock is Located at the southern side of the Andaman Islands. It is the largest island in
Andaman, also called the Swaraj Dweep. Havelock is famous for its sliver sand beaches, coral reefs and great scuba diving experience. Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach, Govind Nagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach are some famous beaches of Havelock Island.
When you visit Havelock , you will experience the immeasurable sea around you, a place where horizons meet and leave you awestruck. The beauty of reaching this place is a journey in itself. Every inch of this heavenly place will give you something to remember. Let’s know a little about how to take this stellar journey.
Situated in the extravagant Bay of Bengal, the exquisite Havelock Island is part of Andamans. Port Blair, the capital city, offers arrival via air or sea route.
Reaching Port Blair from mainland India is the perfect start to your trip. It’s one of those starters you can’t miss, giving you the taste of what’s coming next. Air or Water, both the experiences have their own serene and calm effect on your mind, body and soul.
While air travel saves your time of travel to Andaman’s, sea crusade gives you a lifetime of memory
with the Bay of Bengal.
Andaman offers its view once you leave the mainland behind. From the sky, you fly like a bird over the Bay of Bengal and don’t forget to look outside the window to capture the beautiful world of glittering turquoise water beneath you. It’s indeed a mesmerising view to look at!
Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru run direct flights to Port Blair. These four locations provide connecting flights from other cities in India. If you are an international traveller, you cannot take direct flights to Port Blair. One has to travel to the mainland; and then can take a connecting flight. The travel time via flight is 2-5 hours.
Bluewater around you with millions of marine life living under the silent ocean, experience this journey with the cruises available to Port Blair.
Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam offer travel via sea route. This expedition is a lifetime experience. The voyage to Port Blair is run by the Shipping Corporation of India. The best time to take the sea route is from November to April. Cruise voyages take around 3-4 days to reach Port Blair under good weather conditions. Chennai and Kolkata offer this odyssey once a week; while travel from Vishakhapatnam offers this experience once a month.
The ticket range starts from 900 INR to 11,000 INR, depending on various categories like Bunk Class, 2nd Class Cabin, 1st Class Cabin and Deluxe Class. These are 900 to 1500 bedded ships. Food and other amenities are available in their restaurants.
MV Nicobar, MV Nancowry, MV Swarajdeep, MV Harshvardhana and MV Akbar are the top listed cruises that offer the wonderful sea journey to Port Blair.
Andaman Island Travels - www.andamanislands.com assists you with the best deal for these excursions and helps you in planning a hassle-free trip, also one can stay at a very friendly beach resort at Havelock Island Beach Resort at Havelock Island - Swaraj Dweep.
Once you have set foot on the divine island of Andaman, the capital city welcomes you with a homely vibe. The subtle vibrancy of peace in the air makes you leave your worries behind. The tranquil city offers wonderful options to stay and roam around until you catch your ferry to Havelock Island.
The ferries are run by the government and private organizations. Each has its own perks. It takes around 90 to 120 minutes to reach Havelock from Port Blair. The ferries have specific time schedules which they follow. The ferries do not run under bad weather conditions.
The ferries start from Haddo harbour at Port Blair. The distance to Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep ) from Port Blair is approximately 30 kilometres.
Starting from Haddo harbour, the government jetty starts at 7 AM every day. The cost of one way trip is approximately 700 INR to 900 INR. The travellers are not allowed on the deck while the ferry is in motion. These ferries have 300 - 500 seats each. The tourists can keep their luggage in the luggage section on the ferry and enjoy the air-conditioned journey to Havelock. The bookings can be done by visiting Marine Jetty in Port Blair.
Makruzz, Nautica, Sea Link and Green Ocean are the ferries run by private organisations to Havelock from Port Blair. Voyagers can book online tickets for these ferries prior while planning their trip. Unlike on government ferries, you can roam around on decks with the permission of the captain and enjoy the sensational Andamans and their surroundings.
The Nautica leaves at 7 AM and 11:30 AM from Port Blair costing around 1200 INR - 1500 INR. While the Makruzz leaves at 7:30 AM and 2 PM charging from 1300 INR to 1600 INR. All the bookings of private ferries can be done online and are also available at offline offices. The private ferries comparatively take less time than the government ferries to reach Havelock Island.
Once you reach Havelock, you can contact your resort and ask for vehicular transportation or you can hire bikes as per your convenience. Every traveller experiences closeness to nature as they keep exploring Havelock and its surroundings.
Havelock greets you with fresh, clean and pure air with lush tall palm trees and greens with some never seen before birds sitting on them. And beyond all, the vast sea is waiting for you to welcome the soul, mindful traveller to relax, rejuvenate and reinvent!
To make your experience easy and hassle-free Andaman Island Travels curates the most amazing moments for you at Havelock. Havelock Island Beach Resort also helps with further bookings, site
seeing, exploring and planning your stay at the beautiful Andamans.