Exploring Havelock’s Mangrove Creek

Andaman is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and colourful marine life. However, there's more to this archipelago than meets the eye. While not as well-known as the beaches, the mangrove forest of Havelock is a hidden gem that's waiting to be discovered. Discover the tranquil beauty of Havelock's Mangrove Creek, which makes for a pristine ecosystem nestled on the eastern coast of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. As you paddle through the dense canopy of mangrove trees, you'll be transported to a serene world of natural wonder, where the sounds of civilization are replaced by the gentle rustling of leaves and the peaceful chirping of birds.

a boat parked on the shore
two small boats parked on the shore of the Mangrove forest, Havelock

Best Time to Visit the Mangrove Creek

The mangrove forest, Havelock, is located on the eastern coast of Havelock Island, accessible by road or waterway. Visitors can take a ferry from Port Blair, which takes about 90 minutes to reach Havelock Island. From there, it's a short drive to the mangrove creek. The best time to visit the mangrove forest is during the winter months, between November and February. The summer months between March and May can be hot and humid, but still manageable for those who don't mind the heat. Planning your visit during the ideal time will ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience exploring the mangrove forest. Symphony Palms Beach Resort and Spa is a luxurious property that offers a range of in-house adventure activities, making it an ideal place to stay for those looking to explore Havelock's mangrove forest.

Mangrove Forest, Havelock

Havelock's mangrove creek is a stunning example of the lush, evergreen island mangroves with a rich biodiverse ecosystem found in India. The unique feature of this mangrove is its natural waterways, which wind through brackish waters and swamps. The canopies are at a height of 5 to 10 feet and with a width of 20 to 30 feet, the natural waterways are spacious enough to accommodate small boats and kayaks, even during high tide. As you navigate through the mangrove creek, you'll witness the eerie beauty of the roots spreading unevenly, creating a mesmerising, tangled web of nature. The dense canopy of trees, the tranquil waters, and the abundant wildlife make the mangrove forest a must-visit for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

a boat kayaking through the mangrove forest
A couple on a cruise enjoying the sunset

Activities at our Hotel in Havelock Island

If you're looking for the perfect place to stay during your mangrove forest adventure in Havelock, we highly recommend Symphony Palms Beach Resort and Spa. Located just a short distance from the mangrove creek, our property offers comfortable and luxurious accommodations, along with a range of adventurous water sports such as scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. In addition to these thrilling water sports, we also offer a variety of other exciting activities, including bird watching, forest trails, intertidal walks, mangrove walks, and trekking. Our guests can also enjoy sunset cruises, snorkelling, fishing, and even PADI courses.

Bird-watching & Mangrove Kayaking, Havelock Island

One of the most exciting aspects of exploring Havelock's mangrove forest is the opportunity to spot a diverse range of bird species that call this area their home. From kingfishers and herons to eagles and parakeets, the mangrove creek is teeming with avian life, making it a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Visitors can also take stunning photographs of these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. In addition to birdwatching, kayaking tours are a popular way to experience the mangrove forest up close. Many local tour operators offer guided mangrove kayaking, Havelock Island and this remarkable natural wonder can be explored in a safe and informative way.

a kingfisher bird splashing the water

We at Symphony Hotels & Resorts understand that every traveler has unique needs and preferences. That's why we offer a range of properties across the Andaman Islands to ensure you have the perfect stay. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, our properties like the Symphony Samudra Beachside Jungle Resort And Spa and Symphony Summer Sand Beach Resort And Spa are equipped with top-notch facilities and services to cater to all your needs. Our properties are located in the heart of some of the most beautiful places in Andaman and offer a perfect base for exploring the islands. Check out our blog to learn more about the best experiences in Havelock Island.