Havelock Island (Hindi: हैवलॉक द्वीप, Malayalam: ഹെയ്വ്ലോക് ദ്വീപുകള്), with an area of 113.93 km2, is the largest of the islands that comprise Ritchie's Archipelago, a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. Havelock is situated 57 km north east of the capital city Port Blair. The population numbered 5,354 as of the 2001 census.
The island is named after a British general, Henry Havelock who served in India. The island's current population consists of mainly Bengali settlers. Many of these settlers have Bangladeshi origin as these people were given settlement by the Indian government after the 1971 war between India and Pakistan.
The five villages are Govinda Nagar, Bejoy Nagar, Shyam Nagar, Krishna Nagar and Radha Nagar.
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.
Beach No. 7 on the western coast, better known as "Radha Nagar" Beach, is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named "Best Beach in Asia" by Time in 2004. Other notable beaches include Elephant Beach on the northwest coast and Vijaynagar Beach (No. 5), Beach No. 3 and Beach No. 1 on the east coast. Kalapathar is another famous beach for a pit stop.
One can go snorkelling at Elephant Beach at Havelock Island. It is one of the most preferred snorkelling destinations after Jolly Bouy island in Port Blair. Fatal crocodile attacks have occurred on the island. In 2010 an American tourist was taken while snorkelling. Later the crocodile was captured by the Andaman forest department and was sent to a zoo.
Havelock Island has become a destination for honeymooners. The island has a lot of resorts by the beach to cater to tourists, one of the most famous being the Symphony Palms Beach Resort located at Govindnagar Beach.
To reach various islands, one needs to travel from one island to the other. The main islands that travelers visit apart from Port Blair are Havelock Island and Neil Island. To reach these islands, Government-operated ferries and Private cruises are available. Note that the timings at which the ferry sails changes as per weather conditions so make sure you contact respective ferry operators a couple of days prior to the sailing.
- Government Ferry - Operates all throughout the year
- Makruzz - Does not operate from May to August
- Coastal Cruise - Does not operate from May to August
- Express Bhagya - This is the most recent one. It is yet known whether it operates during all seasons.
- Green Ocean- Operates all throughout the year
- Sea Walk - Gives you an experience of underwater sea walk. The activity is available at Elephant Beach, Havelock Island. It costs 3200 Rupees and around 950 Rupees  to reach Elephant Beach.
- Scuba Diving - This is the most available activity in the Andaman Islands. Many Scuba Diving companies offer varied kinds of courses, with certified diving available for both PADI and SSI. For beginners, there are beginner's diving courses from 30–60 minutes underwater and for advanced divers there are certification courses. You may refer  for all beginner and advanced diving courses and local prices in Havelock Island. Advanced SCUBA diving in Andaman Islands video  showcases the underwater reef of Havelock Island as well as other activities and experiences.
- Snorkeling - available at Elephant Beach
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- Havelock Island travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Havelock Island Andaman Photographs as on September 2010