Radhanagar Beach,Havelock Island(India)
Counted among the most beautiful beaches of Asia, Radhanagar Beach or Beach No. 7 is incredibly astounding beach located on the gorgeous Andaman Island. The turquoise blue sea and white sand make this beach a perfect spot to bask in the midst of nature's bounty. Radhanagar Beach is positioned just 7 kilometers away from Vijaynagar Beach and Dolphin Yatri Niwas and about 12 km from Havelock Island. The lush and verdant trees on the side of beach offer tourists the opportunity to unwind and relish the serenity and nature's charm. The breathtaking sight of sunset on this beach makes the tourists forget all the woes of life.
Like the other islands in Andaman Archipelago, Havelock Island remained virtually unknown to the rest of the world for many centuries. During the early years of the British colonization of India, in the 18th century, a marine surveyor named John Ritchie was commissioned to travel the seas off the eastern coast of India and charter the routes to any islands he may find. This was the first expedition undertaken to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In honor of John Ritchie, a group of islands to the eastern side of the main island of this archipelago, was named Ritchie’s Archipelago. Havelock Island is the largest in this group of islands and is the most frequently visited island among the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island which was once only inhabited by tribal natives, now has settlers from different parts of the Indian mainland. The government of India actively promotes eco-tourism on this island. But for the most part, it remains unaffected by modern technology and offers a getaway to the middle of nowhere for globetrotters.
Best TimeBest time to visit
Havelock is during winter months from December to February when the climate is pleasantly cool and appropriate for sightseeing.
opening and closing time
Daytime is favorable
Entry Fee: no
Radhanagar Beach is without a doubt the most famous beach in the . Crowned as “” and “7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine, this place sees a lot of tourists. It truly is an unforgettable curve of white sand with perfectly coloured blue waters, all lined by lush forest and palm trees. It is easy to enjoy this postcard-perfect beach – lie down and marvel at the sunset, or go in for a quick swim. Due to its reputation and popularity, one would expect crowds of people rushing to the beach, but the most amazingly the Radha Nagar Beach remains mostly empty compared to other popular beaches of the world. It can get a bit crowded straight down the entrance but if you walk a couple of hundreds meters to the left or right you will be alone again.
Near By Attraction
1.Blue Corals Dive 2. Dive India 3.Andaman Bubbles 4. Ocean Tribe Scuba Diving 5. Kalapathar Beach
This beach is around 10 Kms from Havelock Jetty, the place where you arrive in Havelock Island. You can either hire an auto rickshaw, a cab, a two-wheeler or a bicycle to reach this attraction. You can even walk to this destination.
Application Availability Which Saves Some Money
Zomato, Swiggy(best service for delicious food) Uber, Ola(best service available for a cab up to 24/7 hours)
Interesting facts about Radhanagar Beach
A British colonial time in this area, in the name of General Mr. Henry Havelock, the current population of the island was mostly done by Bengali and Myanmar migrants. The visit to Havlok Island became the center of Andaman Tourism, attracting national and international hotel chains to open their resorts in Havelock.
Some of the major attractions of Havelock Island, Vijay Nagar Beach and Radha Nagar Beach are recipients of the Ratings from World Tourism Organization (WTO). In addition, some years ago Radha Nagar Beach was rated by the Times Magazine in the top ten beaches of the world. The elephant beach is famous for its coral reefs and rich aquatic life.