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Radha Nagar Beach in Havelock has been ranked 7th best beach in Asia by Time Magazine. This beach has also been ranked the cleanest beach in India by the Swachh Bharat mission. Radha Nagar beach is located 12 kms away from Havelock Jetty and is well connected by National Highway. You can reach the beach by hiring a cab from Havelock jetty.

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What makes Radha Nagar Beach the best beach in India?

Unlike many other beaches in other parts of the country Radha Nagar beach is really unique. Radha Nagar beach has earned its reputation because of some of the extra ordinary features associated with it. Radha Nagar Beach extends to around 6 kms in length. The sand quality of the beach is extremely fine and the sand is literally white in colour. The water is Shallow near the beach and gradually changes colour with depth. There are no stones are corals on the beach which makes it the perfect choice for the tourists. There is no sudden depth which makes it very safe for all ages. The facilities on the beach include lifeguards, floats, changing rooms, freshwater washrooms, restaurants and numerous shops and street vendors selling fruit salad and juices. If you visit Radha Nagar do not miss that tender coconut especially the indigenous King coconut served by the street vendors. You may also shop for local handicrafts and shell crafts from the beach side shops.

 

What to do in Radhanagar beach ?

Radhanagar is famous for its serene beach. The sand is pure white and the water is crystal clear. The first thing you need to do is to change over to your swimming costume and just jump into the water. Do not worry it is a very safe beach. The waves are not too high and there is no stone or corals under water. Also as the water level increases gradually quite similar to a swimming pool, it absolutely safe for children and non-swimmers.

Elephant joy rides

Havelock is also known for its trained elephants. These elephants were brought to Andaman by the britishers to work for the forest department. Surprisingly these elephants developed brilliant swimming and diving skills. One such very famous elephant named Rajan expired in the year 2017.

 

During tourist season the forest department conducts joy ride with the elephants depending on the availability. If you are lucky you may find an elephant to take you around Radhanagar beach. There is no advance booking for this activity.

 

Swimming Costumes, Changing rooms, lockers and wash rooms

 

Swimming costumes are sold near the entrance of the Radhanagar beach. It is advised that you carry a towel and changing clothes. Do carry sunscreen lotion and sun glasses. Eco-friendly changing rooms are available free of charge. Fresh water wash rooms are also availble for a nominal charge. You can keep your valuables in the lockers and have fun in the sea.

 

What to eat and where to eat in Radhanagar beach

You will definitely feel very hungry after a long session of swimming or a long walk along the beach. Don’t worry ! There are plenty of eating options near Radhanagar beach. For health-conscious people, there are many road side vendors selling fruit salad and tender coconut. Do try the mixed fruit salad made of the local fruits and the king coconut (A desi variety of coconut, light orange in colour, small in size).

For lunch or a few beers you may walk down to the Barefoot resort, this is one of the finest resorts in Andaman and little expensive too. A beer will cost around Rs.400 and lunch Rs.800 per person. Also there is another good mid-budget resort named TSG Blue on the main road. This is a good option for a tasty sea food lunch near the beach. For the luxury lovers Taj resorts and spa is within a walking distance. But the winner surely are the numerous budget friendly restaurants serving delicious thalis for a very less cost. Fish thali and chicken thali are a must try. Unfortunately, there are not many options for vegetarians. In case you need to go back to the Havelock Jetty to catch your ferry, you may have your lunch in the famous sea side cafe Big Bite.

 

Safety and security

Following safety rules at sea is very important. Always follow the instructions of the life guards and the security personnel. Andaman is a very friendly place and security is never a concern here. There are red flags on the beach to mark the safe swimming zone. You should not go beyond the flags if you are not an expert swimmer. Avoid swimming if you have medical problems or an open wound. Keep an eye on the children and always seek the help of the life guard for any emergency.

 

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