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The elephant beach at andaman & Nicobar island

The island takes you to exploring the unique natural world relaxing your mind for ever

Andaman & Nicoba islands March 25, (UItV) Elephant Beach is one of the main attractions located at Havelock Island, in Andaman and Nicobar. It takes about twenty minutes to get to the beach on a ferry, and the sight of the beach alone is enough to make you fall in love with this place. The beauty of the clean shores, unaffected by man-made pollution.

The beach is very popular and attracts a lot of visitors every year. Due to its popularity, there are many tour agencies that arrange day trips to the beach on a regular basis, especially during the peak seasons.

Elephant Beach is very famous for the bright coral reefs that can be found at a depth that is as shallow as just one meter. This might sound too good to be true, but it's one of the things that drives tourists to visit this place during their trip to Andaman, and is charming forever.

Elephant Beach is a public beach and anyone can access it. However, the beach doesn’t stay open for the whole day so you must plan your visit during the first half of the day, to get as much time as possible on these beautiful sandy shores and enjoy activities that the beach has to offer.

Some of the most popular attractions around the beach include swimming, fishing, kayaking and an array of other super exciting water sports. You can also explore the famous underwater world of the Andaman Islands on the Elephant Beach, and see some of the most exciting marine life, like the famous coral reefs, turtles, sea anemones and uniqe colorful fishes.

There are also quite a few refreshment places in and around the beach, where one can grab some snacks, or enjoy a proper delicious fresh seafood meal made from the catch of the day. If you choose to visit with a travel or tour agency, then they arrange the meals along with the package.

Visiting the Elephant Beach is ideal for all kinds of people, whether you are touring with a group of friends, with your family or even your special someone. There are enough activities to keep you occupied the entire day. Children will enjoy splashing in the waves and trying out various water sports, while the adults can just lay back on the beach and enjoy the pleasant climate, as well as some refreshments. The scuba diving,is the most popular activity around the beach, and can be done by all age groups.

So,planning a visit to the Andaman Islands? you must make sure to make some space in your itinerary for this famous beach and try out all the exciting activities that the beach has to offer.

How to Reach the Elephant Beach From Port Blair

Elephant Beach is located close to Havelock Island, and since Havelock doesn’t have an airport of its own, you will first need to reach Port Blair, and then take a ferry or a boat to Havelock Island.

By Air: Veer Savarkar International Airport, also known as the Port Blair Airport is located close to the town center, and one can easily take a ferry from Port Blair to Havelock upon reaching.

By Boat: You will need to take a ferry from Port Blair to Havelock first, and the journey takes around 70 kilometers, or one and a half hours to complete. From the Havelock Dock, you can take another boat, and in twenty minutes, you will reach the Elephant Beach. These boats travel on a frequent and regular basis, so you don’t have to worry about missing a boat and not making it to the beach.

By Road: Upon reaching Havelock Island from Port Blair by ferry, you can choose to ditch the boat and take a beautiful walk to the beach. The path of the walk is surrounded by lush green trees that provide shade and make this walk a very pleasant experience.

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Best Time to Visit

The Andaman and Nicobar islands are blessed with a tropical climate that is joyous for most part of the year. If you are someone who loves bright sunny weather, then you can opt for visiting in the summer season, from the month of April to the month of June, till the rains start.

Another great time to visit the Elephant Beach is during the winter season, from the months of November to March, and this is considered to be the peak season to visit the island. What makes this the best time to visit is that the climate is really pleasant and cool, but still sunny enough to be able to soak in the rays of the sun. Being the peak season, it is also the most expensive time to visit the beach.

The offseason for the beach is during the monsoon season, during the months of June to November. The beach is mostly closed for visitors during this period and no ferries travel during these months. You can always choose to walk to the beach, but rain fall may spoli the fun thus most of the shacks will be closed too.