Trekking on Havelock Island

Trekking in Havelock Island is an excellent opportunity to discover the natural splendour of the Andaman Islands. There are numerous trekking trails to select from, ranging from easy to difficult. The Mount Harriet walk, the Chidiya Tapu trek and the Saddle Peak trek are among the most popular trekking trails in Andaman. And if you are visiting Havelock Island with your family or your loved one, do not forget to check out the amazing trekking trails here.

Things to Keep in Mind

Whatever your level of experience, Havelock Island has a trekking track that is appropriate for you. So put your boots on and tackle the trails!

Here are some trekking recommendations for Havelock Island:
  • Wear appropriate footwear and attire.
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks with you.
  • Be aware of the weather and dress appropriately.
  • Tell someone where you're going and when you plan on returning.
  • Be considerate of the environment and wildlife.
  • Trekking on Havelock Island is a terrific opportunity to get some exercise, enjoy nature and learn about the Andaman Islands.

person trekking on a hill
an elephant walking on a beach

Elephant Beach Trek

Widely regarded as one of the best routes for trekking in Havelock Island, the Elephant Beach Trek is a modest walk through the thick rainforest to the stunning Elephant Beach. The walk is roughly 2 kilometres long and takes around an hour to complete. The track is well-maintained and easy to follow, making it an excellent choice for hikers of all skill levels.

You will pass through a variety of environments along the journey, including mangrove forests, marshlands and sandy beaches. You may also observe monkeys, birds and perhaps elephants among the local animals.

The trek's highlight is, of course, Elephant Beach. This quiet beach is well-known for its white sand, beautiful waters and a plethora of marine life. Swimming, snorkelling, or simply resting on the beach can keep you busy for hours. The Elephant Beach Trek is an excellent way to appreciate Havelock Island's natural splendour. It is also a gratifying and hard experience that you will never forget.

Kalapaththar Beach Trek

The Kalapaththar Beach trek is a difficult journey that leads to the remote Kalapaththar Beach over a picturesque mountain range. It is one of the most enduring trails for trekking in Havelock Island. The hike is roughly 7 kilometres long and takes about 4-5 hours to finish. The trail is well-kept and simple to follow, making it an excellent choice for hikers with moderate expertise. You'll pass through a variety of environments along the trip, including lush rainforests, gushing waterfalls and craggy cliffs. You may also encounter monkeys, birds and perhaps wild boars in the area.

Kalapaththar Beach is famous for its white sand, beautiful waves and breathtaking views of the neighbouring islands. Swimming, snorkelling, or simply resting on the beach can keep you busy for hours.

view of the sunset from a beach

If you are planning a visit to Havelock Island, consider staying at Symphony Palms Beach Resort And Spa. We offer a wide range of activities and experiences that are sure to keep you busy and provide countless memories. We also have resorts in Port Blair and Neil Island if you plan on exploring the rest of this paradisiacal archipelago.