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.