RADHANAGAR BEACH: ‘THE SUNSET POINT’ OF HAVELOCK ISLAND
Radhanagar Beach is rated as the most beautiful beach of Asia and is ranked in one of the ten best beaches of the world. Times Magazine has awarded it the title of the ‘7th best beach in the world’ in 2004.
This makes it an international tourist attraction who wants to cover the earth before the earth covers them. This has been a hotspot for travel bloggers who find it a blessing on camera for its magnificent scenery & colours. Radhanagar Beach is the main destination to visit the Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) in your Andaman & Nicobar Island’s Holiday trip whatever be the purpose of your travel. It won’t be a wrong statement to make that without visiting this dollop of heaven your travel to Andaman & Nicobar Island would be incomplete.
Radhanagar Beach is on ‘Shamnagar Gram Panchayat’ and is easily approachable from the Havelock Island Harbour. You can enjoy the warmth of nature during the day & cool sensuous breeze in the evening. It is said that the sunset is nowhere else as beautiful as on Radhanagar Beach. Rendezvous of the turquoise blue crystal clear water bordered by gleaming white sand shadowed by an open blue sky often with clouds makes it an inherent spot for romance & love. Adding to the beauty, the tall tropical trees stand firms to not only shadow the visitors but to add to the splendor of this piece of paradise on earth.
You can chose this spot for family trips with children & parents, romantic dates, & other occasions. However, water sports have their limitations at this beach as beyond a certain flag water is deep so it’s better to opt for Elephant beach or Govindnagar Beach for enjoying water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, Jet skiing & others.
This is an ideal archipelago to explore the miraculous artistic ability of nature that can never be compared or even imagined by humans. Here, the divine showcases himself as a perfect painter, perfect artist, & an excellent poet who wrote a poem that is sung collectively by the sea, sand, shores, sun, & serenity.
Located around 12 kilometers from Havelock Island Harbor it is easily approachable from all corners of the Island. You can travel by cabs or two-wheelers. Since it is one straight road, navigation is rarely a problem and tourists can easily drive thorough the place but during monsoons it is advisable to avoid driving and hire the chauffeured vehicles only.
Havelock Island Beach Resort is located at Govindnagar Beach which is just 10 minutes drive from Radhanagar Beach.
If you are looking for shopping, a Government shopping emporium is set out close to the beach for the tourists. The local market is about a 9 kilometer’s ride from here and you may need a vehicle to reach there; chauffer driven or self driven. You will also find restaurants and eating outlets here that are not so common on all the other beaches of the island which are comparatively secluded & remote. For more commercial outlets and restaurants you may have to travel to Govindnagar Beach & Vijaynagar Beach that are just few minutes ride from here.
Evenings at Radhanagar Beach while enjoying the sunset is truly a divine experience so do make it a part of your itinerary. However, short is your trip, you just can’t miss it especially if you are a couple; though it’s a perfect spot for anyone & everyone.