Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) attractions

Top Choice Beach in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Radhanagar Beach

One of India’s (and indeed Asia's) most fabulous and famous stretches of sand: a beautiful bleach-blonde curve of powdery sugar fronted by perfectly spiralled aqua waves, all fringed by lush native forest. It’s on t…
Beach in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Elephant Beach

Along the island's northwest coastline, the alabaster sands of Elephant Beach, a popular snorkelling spot, are reached by a 40-minute, 1.8km walk through a muddy elephant-logging trail. The path is well signposted o…
Beach in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Beach 5

On Havelock's eastern coast, palm-ringed Beach 5 has your classic tropical vibe with cream-coloured sand, cerulean sea, shady patches and few sandflies. Swimming can be difficult at low tide, when the water shallows…
Beach in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Beach 3

A slender strip of platinum east-coast beach, dotted with palms and a few fishing boats and overlooked by clumps of natural jungle. Beautiful, though not ideal for swimming as it's rocky. It's 3km southeast of the j…
Beach in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)


Pristine Kalapathar is a salt-white swathe of sand lapped by clear turquoise water. It's a favourite sunrise-gazing spot, and you may have to walk a bit to get away from the masses and souvenir shops.
Beach in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Neil's Cove

With its gorgeous teal ‘lagoon’, Neil's Cove is a gem of sheltered sand and crystalline water. Swimming is prohibited at dusk and dawn; take heed of any warnings regarding crocodiles.