Thursday, 17 November 2011

Destinations: Havelock Island, Andaman Islands, India

Havelock Island (in the Bay of Bengal-Andaman Sea) is a paradise of long, sandy beaches and coastal rainforest dotted with villages, coconut plantations and paddy-fields. Offshore is a rich coral reef where with luck Leatherback, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and Green Turtles can be seen. Many endemic animals are found here including several birds. Whether one explores the land or the sea, photo opportunities are often excellent. The island lies in Ritchie's Archipelago, 54km NE of Port Blair in the South Andamans. It is accessible from Port Blair by ferry (about 2 hours). Look out for White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Flying Fish and dolphins from the ferry.

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