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Sunrise At Kalapathar Beach

Kalapathar Beach is the third most popular destination for tourists to visit in the Havelock island (Swaraj Dweep) which must be in your ‘To-do List’ in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The big black rocks also subside the silky white sand intertwining the greenery of the dense tropical forests and the Turquoise blue shade of the Indian Ocean. These black rocks not only add to the splendour of Kalapathar Beach but also sets it apart from other beaches. Kalapathar is a Hindi word for ‘Black Stone’. These black rocks are also a reason why swimming is prohibited on this beach considering people’s safety. Aligned by the Kalapathar Village, the beach and the village must get their name due to the presence of rocks. Another unique landscape this beach offers is the trees uprooted during the tsunami in 2004 that remain scattered on the shore.

There are numerous things to do in Kalapathar Beach. The water is deep enough on this beach but is not affected by tides. It is a secluded and peaceful destination; hence it is perfect for those who come in search of tranquillity, peace, and solitude. Though there is an arrangement of a couple of umbrellas and wooden sit-outs, you can also take your mats and utilities to relax and enjoy the sunbath either alone or with your loved ones. This place is perfect for a romantic walk barefoot beside the tropical trees that protect you with their shadows in case the sun is scorching. Tourists often flock to Havelock Island to view the sunrise At Kalapathar Beach.

Though being an isolated spot, you will find eatables (mostly local fruits) and coconut water stalls by the locals, but not much of the commercial activities take place on this beach. In a nutshell, this beach is meant for those who come to Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) for isolation and ‘me time’. Along with Sunbathing, relaxation, and rejuvenation away from the hustle-bustle of cities and towns, you can also witness a beautiful sunrise if you are an early riser. Sunrise At Kalapathar Beach is unique in its way whether your eyes want to behold one of the perfect portraits of nature or you want to capture this in your camera being a photography lover. This is a reason Kalapathar Beach is also known as the sunrise point of Havelock island (Swaraj Dweep), hence the best time to visit it is before 5 in the morning.

So if you want to experience the real feeling of being on an island, secluded, isolated, peaceful and nourished, this place is a must-visit tourist destination for you. It is a blessing for the Honeymoon couples who could plan for an escape from the crowd and enjoy their lonely time in silence. The ride to the beach is about 15 to 20 minutes from the harbour and the Havelock marketplace. You can hire the self-driven as well as the chauffeured vehicles to travel to Kalapathar Beach. Havelock Island Beach Resort would provide you with both the options and you can choose whichever you wish to.

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  • 1 Where is Kalapathar Beach located?

    Kalapathar Beach is a gorgeous tourist hotspot in Havelock Island (known as Swaraj Dweep now). This island is the hub of the most splendid beaches that have crystal-clear water and white silky sand. Among them, Kalapathar Beach is one of the most gorgeous tourist hotspot owing to its oozing natural beauty and splendor. Turquoise water and blue sky are something here that are out of this world. This beach is one of the most beautiful gems of Swaraj Dweep and when you are here, then you should include in your travel itinerary. Near the beach, there are a number of shops from where you can buy souvenirs for your loved ones back at home. Reaching this beach is also quite simple. Just reach Havelock Island from Port Blair via ferry. It takes only a couple of hours to reach there and after that, just hire a scooty to reach Kalapathar Beach.

  • 2 How can I reach Kalapathar Beach in Havelock Island?

    Located about 57 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you can reach Havelock Island via sea only. It takes nearly two to three hours to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair. There are frequently available ferries and cruises operating between the two places. You can choose as per your convenience and budget as both government ferries and private cruises are functional to the island. The ferries leave from Phoenix Bay Wharf.

    For internal transfers to other islands, there are various companies that offer high speed and spacious cruises in the Andamans. Tourists mostly prefer private cruises as these are convenient and also, their booking process is easy. Compared to government ferries, these cruises are more comfortable and faster. Their tickets can easily be booked online. But private cruises are costlier compared to the government ferries.

  • 3 Is visiting Kalapathar Beach in the Andaman Islands worth it?

    When you are at Kalapathar Beach in Havelock Island, then be sure of getting enough time to enjoy chilling at the seashore amidst the lively waves crashing the black stones. The beach is not so much crowded and offers the most peaceful ambiances. It is the perfect place where you can revive your soul and relax amid magnificent surroundings.

    If you are planning a vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings. A well-known and trusted tour agency, it is located in Port Blair and is committed to helping you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements. Whether it is your accommodation, airport or ferry transfer, any adventure activity that you want to do, book a cruise, or hire a car, it will take care of all your needs in the best way possible.

  • 4 Why is Kalapathar Beach popular in Havelock Island?

    Kalapathar Beach is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the Andaman Islands. Just a 25-minute drive from Radhanagar Beach will take you to this pristine beach. With dense forest in the backdrop, Kalapathar Beach is a long stretch of golden sand beds, aqua water and big black rocks. It is a small but delightful beach. You can stroll here amidst the stunning scenic beauty while feeling the cool breeze on your face. The black rocks along the seashore present a vivid contrast with the bright sand. There are green forests engulfing the beach from all sides.

  • 5 Are there any water sports available at Kalapathar Beach?

    A small quaint beach in the Kalapathar Village of Havelock Island, Kalapathar Beach is a lovely tourist hotspot that is popular for silky white sands, cobalt waters, and lush green trees. It is a secluded destination most of the time and there are no water sports available here. The entire way towards the beach is splendid and catching glimpses of the stunning coastline is an experience to remember. As evident from the name, there are many black rocks present inside the water and also on the shore.

    No water sport is available at Kalapathar Beach and thus, this is a less populated place. The natural splendor of this beach makes up for everything. Go beyond the ordinary and spend some quality time staring at the waves and breathing in some fresh air surrounded by beachy vibes.

  • 6 How can I get around in Havelock Island?

    Commuting via local transport in Swaraj Dweep is quite easy. Roads are well set and straight. The chances of getting lost are almost impossible as everything is by road and also, locals are very helpful. The best ways to getting around the island are as follows:

    • Tourist taxis- You can tent a taxi from Havelock jetty and the drivers will be waiting at the jetty. But please know that it may be overpriced and you have to bargain a lot. That’s why the best option would be to book a cab in advance from Andaman Island Travels.
    • Bike rentals- The easiest way to get around the island is by renting a scooty. You can hire it on daily basis at around Rs. 500 per day. Fuel stations get shut by evening, so ensure that you have enough fuel.
    • Auto rickshaws- Autos are also available for short rides as well as long rides.
    • Public transport- If you are strictly on a budget trip, then you can opt for shared jeeps and public buses for commuting within Havelock Island.
  • 7 What are the top things to do in Swaraj Dweep?

    This island is popular for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and a variety of water sports. It is like a fun magnet that attracts everyone towards its splendor. Here’s what all you can do during your vacation:

    • Kayaking- Kayak your way through the fabulous mangrove forests. You can also choose to club kayaking with snorkeling or going for a night kayaking tour. Anyone can do this fun activity as you don’t need to be a swimming expert.
    • Candlelight Dinner- Enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner by the pristine waters of the Andaman Islands is something that can be cherished for lifelong. When the cool breeze in the atmosphere touches your face while you take a sip of your favorite wine and eat the delectable dishes, all your worries will vanish in no time.
    • Scuba Diving- Andaman Island has a number of scuba diving centres from where you can get your PADI certification (basic and advanced levels). But to go for your first fun dive, you don’t need any kind of certification. If you don’t know swimming, even then it is absolutely fine. The miraculous natural marine life under the enchanting waters of the island is waiting for you. Scuba diving is the best water activity in the world, and doing it for the first time in Havelock Island would be an experience of a lifetime for you. Whether you are a swimmer or a non-swimmer, this activity is an excellent option for you.
    • Snorkeling- Havelock Island has some of the best spots for snorkeling in India. You will notice the colorful reefs of the ocean shining through your underwater goggles.
    • Shopping- Travelling to Havelock Island means a lot of shopping, especially if you are travelling with your girl gang. Girls’ eternal connection with shopping cannot be understood by anyone else. Just go out to its popular markets like Aberdeen Bazaar or Sagarika Emporium to buy stunning shell-based products, cane artifacts and superb jewelry.
    • Game Fishing- You can go for an enthralling fishing adventure in the great Andaman Sea. The whole activity will take two-four hours.
  • 8 Where should I stay in Havelock Island?

    Among all the islands in the Andamans, the infrastructure for tourists is the best in Havelock Island. You can choose to stay at a beach resort at affordable rates or a highly luxurious cottage at a premium cost. The prices vary depending on the off and peak tourist seasons. During peak season, the best places get filled up quite fast and prices shoot up. Thus, it is advisable to book in advance.

    Low Budget: INR 500- 3000

    Mid-range: INR 4000- 8000

    Premium stays: INR 15000- 25000

    The names of the best properties to stay in Havelock Island are as follows:

    • Havelock Island Beach Resort
    • Taj Exotica
    • Barefoot
    • Sea Shell resort
    • Jalakara
    • Flying Elephant
  • 9 How can I make advance bookings for various thrilling water sports in Havelock Island?

    If you are an adrenaline junkie and are willing to try various water sports, then Andaman Island Travels will book slots of scuba diving, sea walking, snorkeling, etc. for you. Havelock Island is the hub of a number of exciting water sports and its experienced staff can make all your bookings as per your requirements within the stipulated timeframe.

  • 10 Can I have an underwater wedding in Swaraj Dweep?

    Hands down, the serene beaches of Andaman Islands are the best spots if you want to have an underwater wedding in India. Blue seas, virgin islands and colonial past- This is what the islands offer its visitors. The visibility levels of its waters are definitely better than anywhere in the country. A little slice of paradise in India, the islands boast of picturesque shimmering beaches and lagoons of turquoise blue waters. Its beaches are known for pearly white sands and palm-lined shores. They offer some of the best diving options in India. The vibrant coral reefs and rich marine life will make your underwater wedding the most unforgettable day of your life. The beautiful memories of this special day will never get blurred from yours and your guests’ memories.