Havelock Island Knowledge Guide
Havelock 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 avoided much of the devastation by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and its resulting tsunami and there were no documented casualties. There is a lighthouse at the northern point of the island, near Govinda Nagar, established in 2005. On 30 December 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Havelock Island would be renamed as Swaraj Island.
The island can be reached from Port Blair by government-operated ferries and private cruises. There are also helicopter services.A local bus connects the jetty and villages on an hourly circuit.