Mind-blowing sunsets and sunrises, golden soft sand, vast skies, and myriad water adventure sports make this beach one of the most visited beaches of Havelock Island, in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The thrilling beauty of this place has won it many awards and one of the most prestigious awards that it has won to date is the Best Beach Award in Asia by Time Magazine. Radhanagr beach is also famous as one of the seven best beaches in the world.
Havelock Island had always been known to be home to many native tribes before it became a popular romantic tourist destination. Radhanagar beach is also known as Beach No.7 by the local people. The government of India promotes eco-tourism at Havelock island which was named after a British Officer General Sir Henry Havelock.
When Britishers came to India in the 18th century, a marine officer named John Ritchie was sent on a tour to explore the eastern coast of India. During his expedition, he came across the group of islands near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In the honour of this British marine officer, a group of Islands in the east of Andaman Island was named Ritchie’s Archipelago. Radhanagr Beach lies in this Archipelago.
The Kalapathar beach is an incredible travel getaway that got named after a nearby village which was known as 'Kala Pathar'. Kalapathar Beach has a rich and dense backdrop of really rich forests, considerably long stretch of white sand as well as clear and pristine waters to attract tourists from across the globe. It is a must-visit for those who love traveling and exploring exotic beaches.
Elephant Beach is another popular tourist attraction located in Havelock Island. This place is out and out amazing offering a serene sense of wonder to the people who come to this place. Apart from lauding the beauty of this beach, people often indulge in various adventure water sports also such as snorkeling, and scuba diving under expert supervision to safely enjoy the underwater expeditions.
Scuba diving, swimming, skiing, parasailing, snorkeling and a lot more can be enjoyed at Radhanagar beach. This beach is a great place for all the water activities where tourists can have a lot of fun with their friends and family. Tourists can also explore the nearby restaurants and bars if they are looking for a place to simply sit, eat and relax.
The food of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is as good as its beaches. The local food of Andaman and Nicobar comprises mostly of seafood and non-veg. Some most popular dishes are Fish curry, Chilli Curry, Prawn curry, lobsters, and crabs. One must try these dished at the local beach shacks.
The best time to visit Radhanagar beach is between December to February. During this time the climate is the most pleasant and a lot of new year festivals also take place. December to February is also the peak time for tourists, hence one may even avoid traveling to Radhanagar beach this time and visit any time of the year.
Radhanagar Beach, situated in Havelock Island, is surrounded by water from all sides hence choosing airways or roadways is not possible. There are only two ways to reach havelock island one is by air and the other by water.
By Air. If you are planning to reach Radhanagar Beach via airways then you would need to fly to Port Blair first. From Port Blair, one has to travel to the nearest dock to take the ferry to travel further. The distance between Port Blair and Radhanagar Beach is approx. 75km. Veer Savarkar International airport receives regular direct and connecting flights from mainland India.
By Water. There are regular government-run ships that travel to Haddo Wharf Port in Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam. Tourists travelling from mainland India may book seats on the ship to reach there. After reaching the Haddo Wharf port one is required to take another jetty service to reach Radhanagar Beach.
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