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Tourist Places To Visit In Havelock
Havelock may not have many cultural or historical sites to visit, but it more than makes up for it with its beautiful beaches. Each beach has a unique set of features that distinguish it from the next. Depending on the ocean currents and its geography you can find fierce rocky beaches, or lovely white sand beaches. Some parts of the sea are home to sharks, others to vast expanses of coral reefs, and within the island are beautiful mangrove forests that are home to some rare bird species. Being untouched by man for so many centuries has left these islands in a state of magnificent beauty that is worth exploring respectfully. Let us delve into the many tourist places to visit in Havelock.
Radhanagar Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Asia and it lies on the western coast of Havelock. Most beaches have been given numbers in Havelock and the Radhanagar Beach is often called Beach Number 7. It is fairly easy to get here as there are buses and auto rickshaws doing the rounds till sun down. The beach is secured by the coast guard making it a family and children friendly space. The sand of the beach is perfect for sunbathing and the waters are calm so it is an ideal spot for swimming. A little off the coast there are a couple of locations that are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach is also blessed with exceptionally beautiful sunsets. A few miles into the island there is a lagoon which is very popular among tourists.
The Elephant Beach lies to the north of Radhanagar Beach on the northwest coast of the island. This beach is popular for the numerous activities one can take part in. This beach also is watched over by a coast guard and is open to visitors till sundown only. The beach, much like beach no. 7, has fine sand and is perfect for sunbathing and beach sports. There are many boats lined up in the beach that can be hired either to explore the sea or to take you to a location fit for diving and snorkeling. It turns out there are quite a few snorkeling spots near the beach, a few of them just off the coast, so you don’t have to be a good swimmer to enjoy snorkeling. Another reason this beach is popular is there is a sea-walking site close to the beach. The initial training is often done here before a boat takes you to the site. The Beach is so popular that you will find ferries travel to the elephant beach directly from Havelock Jetty.
Vijaynagar Beach, also known as Beach Number 5, is a quieter beach compared to the other popular beaches. It lies on the north-eastern side of the island and has a very serene atmosphere. It is a pleasant place to take long strolls and for swimming. The scenery is exceptionally beautiful with its tranquil waters and palm trees and is often frequented by birds and a variety of fishes. The beach is best seen during sunrise and sunset as the sun’s rays gives off a magical glow in the water.
Kalapathar is a gorgeous Beach just south of Vijaynagar Beach. It gets its name from the beautiful black stones that adorn its sandy beach. Like its neighbouring beach, it is also a quiet and serene space with visitors sunbathing or taking a swim in its refreshing waters. There is a village by the same name close to the beach where you will be able to find ample accommodations to stay. The beach is backed by a dense line of tropical trees that provide shaded areas to relax and can be fun to take walks in.
There are, of course, many lesser known beaches throughout the island and if you have someone to guide you there is a good chance you can stumble upon some unexpected and memorable experiences.