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Island & Arrival

 
  •      Andaman & Nicobar Islands    
  •      Havelock Island    
  •      Reaching Havelock    
  •     Reaching The Kingdom    
Location Bay of Bengal
Base Yomah Mountain Range
Position 92° to 94° East Longitude, 6° to 14° North Latitude
Distance 1255 Kms from Kolkata,
1190 Kms from Chennai
1200 Kms from Visakhapatnam.
Area Andaman District: 6408 Sq. Kms.
Nicobar District : 1841 Sq. Kms.
Spread Total Length – 726 Kms.
Average width – 24 Kms.
Total Islands 572 Nos. (Big, Small & Rocks)
Total Population Four Lakhs
Altitude 0 To 732 Mtr
Highest Peak Saddle Peak (North Andaman) -732 Mtrs.
Mount Thullier (Great Nicobar) – 642 Mtrs.
Mount Harriet (South Andaman) – 365 Mtrs.
Forest Density 86%
Climate Tropical Through out the year. Temperature varies between 23 0C to 310C
Rain Fall 3180 mm
Capital Port Blair
Literacy 65.38%
Density 43 persons per sq kilometer
Biggest Island (Inhabited) Middle Andaman – 1536 Sq Kmts.
Smallest Island (Inhabited) Ross Island – 0.8 Sq Kmts.
   
Island and Arrival
   

Pre-History:

 
It is believed that Marco Polo was among the first from the West to set foot on one of the islands. Kanhoji Angre, a Maratha admiral had his base on the island in the early 18th century. From there, he attacked passing Portuguese, Dutch and English merchant vessels on their way to or from their various Asian colonies. In 1713, his navy even succeeded in capturing the yacht of the British Governor of Bombay. Despite many efforts by the British and later a joint military force of British and Portuguese naval forces, Kanhoji Angre was never defeated. He died in 1729.
It is also believe that the Andaman island were known as “Handuman” from the Vedic Period and ware inhabited by the Aborgines of Great Andamanies who were known cannibals to the early travelers. IBased on the studies of tribal and fauna it is logical to presume a former land connection from Cape Negris at south part of Burma to Achin Head (Cape Pedro) in Sumatra.
 

Early History-Kala Pani:

       The early history of these islands i.e. the history of Kala Pani is known since March 1789 when Lt.Archibald Blair (Later Captain) of Indian Navy was assigned the task to survey these island by East India Company. He later established a colony in Mark Island (Chatam Island) and Ross Island. It was then this island that is Port Blair was named as Port Cornwallis. However in 1796 due to unhealthy climate and high mortality rate this colony was shifted from the Port Cornvallis i.e Port Blair. The British finally annexed the islands in the 19th century adding them to their empire. They turned it into a penal colony for Indian freedom fighters. The construction of the infamous Cellular Jail was completed in 1908. Hundreds of anti-British Indians were tortured to death or simply executed here. With the Second World War, Japanese troops occupied the islands and the local tribes initiated guerrilla activities to drive them out. When India achieved independence in 1947, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were incorporated into the Indian Union.
 

Present Age-Golden Water

The present age history or the history of the Golden Water is entirely contradictory to its early history. 
Glittering jewels, casually scattered on velvety carpet of the Bay of Bengal, the group of 550 odd islands, a paradise created by eternity in perfect harmony with the nature forms the ‘Pristine’ Andaman & Nicobar Islands. 
Tropical lush green thick forests with many species of herbs full of flora, fauna and exotic birds constitute these unadulterated Emerald Islands. 
Besides presence in the lap of Mother Nature, these Islands have pivotal role in the struggle of Indian Independence. Historical monuments of three different cultures i.e. Indian, British and Japanese are the animated reminiscence of World War II.
With a perfect blend of Nature, Legends and history the Bay of Bengal elevates to it’s peak in these Islands.
 
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Geographical Facts:

The Havelock Island is located at latitudes 11 52 34 to 12 03 02 N and longitudes 92 55 21 to 93 03 46 E, south of South Andaman and north of Little Andaman. The total area of Havelock Island is about 7993.18 Hectare. Forest covers an area of about 6708.12 Hectare, Large hills constitute the general topography of the island. The maximum elevation of the hills is 168 m. The total shore length is 95.3 km. The distance from Port Blair to Havelock Island is 21 nautical miles and has a port notified under Indian Ports Act, 1908. Havelock is a hilly island mostly covered by tropical rain forest but with a central lowland valley given over to cultivation and settlement.


Islands and Arrival

An inevitable and imperative part of these immaculate islands is the land of sparkling blue waters, and endless stretches of golden and silver sand on spectacular beaches, the ecstasy on earth- Havelock. Sunbeams’ dancing through the coconut trees and waves playing with sand dunes is the elegance of Havelock.

Adventure water sports, deep sea diving to explore the depth of seas, snorkeling through the bizarre coral reefs and breath taking underwater view of the marine life, mangrove lined creeks add a feather to the beauty of Havelock. The spine-tingling and enchanting Elephanta beach is one such example.

The Radhanagar beach at Havelock is truly a seventh heaven created by eternity in the lap of the Emerald Islands. Undoubtedly it has been regarded as the best beach in Asia.

Tropical lush green forests in ideal fusion with sun, sea and sand, clean roads, unpolluted and fresh air and above all the guileless and the hospitality rendered by the local people provide an enchanting holiday venue, refreshing differently from many other places one knows!

 
 

Reaching Andaman Via Flight

FROM
Dep. Time
Via
TO
Journey
Time
Ticket (Appro.)
CHENNAI
04.15 Hrs
05.50 Hrs
09.30 Hrs
10.00 Hrs
King Fisher
Indian
King Fisher
Jet Airways
Port Blair
2 Hrs
Rs 5000/-
KOLKATA
05.35 Hrs
09.10 Hrs
Indian
Jet Lite
Port Blair
2 Hrs
Rs.5000/-
DELHI
07.10 Hrs
Jet Lite
Port Blair
5 Hrs
Rs 8000/-
 

Reaching Havelock Via Boat / Ferry

From Dept.Time Via Boat
Daily
To Journey Ticket
(Approx)
Port Blair 06.20 Hrs
08.30 Hrs
11.30 Hrs
14.00 Hrs
Speed Boat
MAKRUZZ
Speed Boat
Speed Boat
Havelock 2.30 Hrs
1.30 Hrs
3.30 Hrs
2.30 Hrs
Rs 250/-
Rs 650/-
Rs 250/-
Rs 250/-
Niel Island 1230 Hrs Speed Boat Havelock 1.00 Hrs Rs 260/-
Or
Rs 260/-
 

Reaching Havelock by Chopper

FROM Dep.
Time
Via Chopper TO Journey
Time
Ticket
(Approx)
Port Blair 07.15 Hrs
11.00 Hrs
Saturdays
Mondays
Havelock 12.20 Hrs
12.35 Hrs
Rs 850/-
Rs 850/-
Niel Island 11.25 Hrs Saturdays Havelock 12.15 Hrs Rs 638/-
Reaching Havelock
 
  • Close proximity to Main Harbour (less than 1km)
  • Close proximity to Helipad (less than 1km)
  • Close proximity to the City centre (less than 1.5 km)
 

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