Havelock Islands – The Swaraj Island

Havelock Islands located at the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman islands is a much less explored tourist destination. Fact that, it is one of the few places that the administration of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India has permitted and encouraged development of tourism, with a focus on promoting eco-tourism. Havelock Island is named after a British general, Sir Henry Havelock, who served in India.

It has been renamed to Swaraj Island, in December 2018 as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

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To reach the island, one must use the ferry services available from Port Blair. There are few government and private ferry services, however, depending on the weather conditions they could be cancelled as well. An islander will always be given a preference for the bookings and the tourists can avail the bookings only if there is an availability after that (especially in case of government ferry).

It is recommended to get the ferry bookings done well in advance to avoid last-minute chaos.

During the rains the island looks even more resplendent.

The beaches of Radha Nagar, Kalapathar Beach and Elephant Beach are pristine which is a bliss.

(Kalapathar beach)

Get used to poor signals on your phone which will only make the experince better for you, also remember to carry enough cash and not depend on your digital payment options (not even an ATM), as the network is extremely poor.

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(Radha Nagar beach)

And most importantly, never miss Scuba Diving at this island.

The waters are so clear that the underwater life will take you to a different world altogether.

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“To walk into nature is to witness a thousand miracles”

– Mary Davis

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Boulders beach – land of penguins

Boulders Beach in CapeTown lies near Simon’s Town in the Western Cape of South Africa. This is where you can find African penguins.

These penguins are on the verge of extinction and hence they are under the protection of the Cape Nature Conservation.

It’s a great sight to watch more than 3000 penguins playing around the landscape.

Few sleeping in the bushes,some joyous in the company of other penguins and cheerfully playing around with other penguins.

Best sunset view – CapeTown

Signal Hill in CapeTown is a flat-topped hill which is a must watch attraction if in CapeTown.


Signal flags were used to communicate weather warnings as well as anchoring instructions to visiting ships in order to ensure that they prepared adequately for stormy weather while in the bay.

The sunset at Signal Hill is undoubtedly the best ..

The horizon is so prominent that it makes a perfect picturesque.

Sunsets are a proof that endings can often be beautiful too

– Beau Taplin

Udaipur – City of lakes

Lake Pichola is an artificial lake created in the year 1362 AD.

A boat ride in this lake especially during the evening is just splendid.

There are few islands on the Lake Pichola which includes the Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas.

(Aerial view of Jagmandir)

Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola.