Your Ultimate Guide on How to Reach Havelock Island from Bangalore

Tired of the urban hustle? Dreaming of turquoise waters and sun-kissed beaches? Havelock Island awaits your presence and we've got your roadmap from Bangalore to the sandy shores of Havelock. In this guide, we'll navigate the multiple ways to reach Havelock Island from Bangalore - ensuring your journey is as enchanting as the destination.

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The Aerial Escape: Bangalore to Havelock Island by Air

For those with a penchant for speed and a love for aerial views, catching a flight from Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore to Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair is your first step. Direct flights operated by airlines such as Air India, Spicejet, Akasa Air and Indigo make this a swift and convenient choice. From Port Blair, a short ferry ride to Havelock completes the journey. The flight time is around 2-hours and 30-minutes, while the panorama of fluffy clouds and endless ocean is enough to make you forget any travel woes.

Pro tip: book your tickets in advance for the best deals.

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The Scenic Route: Bangalore to Havelock Island by Sea

Imagine waking up to the sunrise over the vast ocean and dolphins frolicking alongside the boat. For sea lovers and those craving a slower pace, opt for a maritime adventure. Take a flight or train to Kolkata or Chennai, and from there, board a ship or cruise to Port Blair, revelling in the rhythmic lull of the waves. The ferry ride takes around 24-hours to 30-hours, but it's a budget-friendly choice and lets you soak in the changing landscapes of India - it is an adventure in itself. Upon arriving at Port Blair, embark on another ferry ride that reveals the Andaman Sea's beauty. Remember to check the ferry schedule and secure your bookings, especially during peak travel seasons.

Essential Things to Carry: Travel Tips for Havelock Exploration

Before setting sail or soaring through the skies, ensure you're well-prepared for your Havelock escapade:
  1. Travel Documents: Carry your identification, tickets, and necessary permits. Since the Andaman and Nicobar Islands mandate specific entry permits, secure these in advance to avoid any last-minute hassles.
  2. Tropical Wardrobe: Opt for lightweight, airy clothing suitable for the warm climate. Don't forget your swimsuit to enjoy the inviting waters, and consider high SPF sunscreen to shield against the tropical sun. Add comfortable sandals, sunglasses for the bright days, and a waterproof case to safeguard and use your phone for underwater photography. 
  3. Snorkelling Gear: If you're keen to explore marine life, pack your snorkelling set or plan to rent one upon arrival. The coral reefs near Havelock boast a rich tapestry of marine life and offer an extraordinary view of the underwater world.
  4. Cash and Cards: Access to ATMs might be limited, so carry enough cash to cover small expenses, especially in local markets where digital payments might not be an option.
  5. Communication Prep: Given the variable network strength, purchase a local SIM card for more reliable internet access to stay connected or navigate during your island exploration.

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USPs of Barefoot at Havelock

Pack your bags for a journey that's as much about the voyage as the destination. At Barefoot at Havelock, your arrival marks the beginning of an adventure where luxury intertwines with the untamed, where eco-friendliness isn't a choice, it's our essence. Ready your senses for experiences that define tranquillity and excitement:
  1. Beachfront Bliss: Wake up to the gentle lull of the waves of Radha Nagar beach and pristine sands right at your doorstep.
  2. Eco-Friendly Retreat: Immerse yourself in nature without compromising on comfort. Barefoot's commitment to sustainable practices ensures a stay that's both luxurious and eco-conscious.
  3. Adventure Awaits: Dive into the vibrant coral reefs, kayak through mangrove forests, or embark on a thrilling trek through the rainforests. Barefoot's on-site experts are your gateway to experiencing Havelock's natural wonders.
  4. Indulge in Serenity: From rejuvenating spa treatments to candlelit dinners on the beach, Barefoot curates experiences that pamper your mind, body and soul. Let the island's magic work its charm on you.

As you plan your escape from Bangalore to Havelock Island, let the journey be as remarkable as the destination. Whether you choose the skies or seas, remember that paradise is just a voyage away. With Barefoot at Havelock, Andaman, your stay is not just accommodation; it's an integral part of your Andaman adventure. Bon voyage!