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Elephant Beach

Famous for: Adventure Lovers, Nature Lovers Entrance

Fee: Entry is Free; Charges are there for water sports

Visiting Time: Daytime is Favorable Visit

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Elephant Beach

Elephant Beach is located in Havelock Island. The Island is considered the biggest of islands that consist of Ritchie's Island Archipelago a chain of islands, lying in the direction of the eastern side of Great Andaman. Havelock lies towards the North East of Port Blair at a distance of 57 km. If you have visited Havelock Island and have not gone to Elephant Beach then you have missed something excellent. Elephant Beach is roughly 20 minutes by boat from the Havelock Island dock. This destination offers beautiful white sand beach along with an amazing coral reef which starts at a depth much less than a meter. Wondering, how is this possible? Well, this happens only in the Andaman Islands as well as would not be found at many destinations around the world.

Elephant Beach is among its most popular beaches that are thronged by numerous tourists. The white sand beach and also the blue-green water at the Elephant beach are tempting for virtually every vacationer. The watercraft boat ride to Elephant beach going through the lighthouse is impressive. The administration of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands concentrates especially on Havelock Island to promote eco-tourism. It is an experience of a lifetime. The reality that this beach is not crowded contributes to its beauty all the more.

Best time to visit Elephant Beach Havelock

The months from January to May and after that from October to December is claimed to be the best time to pay a visit to this beach when the springtime is in full bloom. The natural flora of the island would go to their best. There are no specific visiting hours for Elephant Beach and one can go anytime they feel like. However, those with a passion for bird watching must go either early in the early morning or evening.

How to Reach Elephant Beach?

There are 2 ways to reach the elephant beach. The simplest and one of the most preferred way by tourists is to avail a boat from Swaraj Dweep dock to elephant beach. The boat takes around 20 Minutes to reach this tourist attraction. For those who wish to go off the track can trek through the forest to reach to elephant beach. Hiking takes about 40 Minutes.

Things to Do in Elephant Beach Andaman
  • Sea Walk
  • Scuba Diving
  • Jet Ski
  • Glass Base Boats
  • Banana Rides
  • High-Speed Water Boats

FAQ's of Elephant Beach

Q1. How did Elephant beach get its name?

The beach gets its name from the olden days when elephants were transported to the island as well as helped people to reach the beach, long prior to they used boats. Though the name stayed the exact same, you won’t be able to see any elephants on the beach today.

Q2. What can I see at Elephant Beach?

Apart from the lovely sandy shores and the crystal clear blue sea, one can also watch many different bird varieties on the beach, as well as if you select to take a dip in the sea or try scuba diving you can get to see various types of fish as well as other aquatic life.

Q3. What are the places to visit near Elephant Beach?

There are some places to go to near the Elephant beach, which is just a 20-minute boat ride away from the beach including of Havelock Island, along with the other beaches on Havelock Island like the Radhanagar Beach, the Govindnagar Beach, Corbyn's Beach, Cellular Jail, and the Kalapather Beach.

Q4. What is the rate of boat riding at Elephant Beach?

The rate of water boat riding at Elephant Beach depends on the different providers that are offered on the beach as well as also at the time of the visit. During peak season the rates are a little bit higher, but usually, the boating costs range anywhere between INR 750 to INR 1250.