Havelock Island (often just Havelock for short) with an area of some 92 sq.Km is the largest of the islands which comprise Ritchie's Archipelago, a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. The island population is comprised of Bengali settlers. It is one of the few places that the administration of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India has permitted and encouraged development of tourism, with a focus on promoting eco-tourism.
Havelock Island avoided much of the devastation which was visited upon most of the shores affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and its resultant tsunami, and there were no documented casualties.
Beach No. 7, better known as "Radha Nagar" Beach, is one of the most popular beaches in Asia. The elephant beach at Havelock is known for rich marine life, especially the corals.Beach No. 5 is famous beach for Israeli tourists. few Israyeli citizens also running business over there.
Havelock is connected by sea and air from the capital city Port Blair.
Ferry / Ships are leaving from Port Blair harbour (phoenix bay jetty) at 0600, 0630, 0700 and 1400.
Ticket availability :
It is better to book the ferry tickets in advance, Now you can book tickets one week in advance( if you don't have time contact travel agents /agents ) Ticket office at Phoenix bay Harbour is open at 0830 to 1300 and 1400 to 0330 Hrs