Nature at its best in a serene atmosphere, happening yet peaceful and spotless…
While in the hunt for finding such a destination, Radhanagar beach caught my attention. The lush green canopy of colossal natural skyscrapers along with banana and coconut plantation follows the road leading to a beach curved in a crescent of golden sand. Geography, best suited for the sunset view but one can spend hours enjoying the waves, sunbathing or just pondering about one of the cleanest shores.
How it fits all age groups will amaze you! Why this place jumbles everyone in its magic? Visitors from different cultures across the globe experience akin feeling from within. While my teenagers were busy frisking in the waves. I kept wondering the contrasts around.
The newly married not leaving any opportunity to explore their love-mate, while old couples masquerade it as a second honeymoon balancing each other in the waves. While small kids were busy making sand models as well as collecting rare and colorful seashells, their parents took turns to enter into the waves.
It’ s a beach full of crab made sand balls! Sand bubbler crabs emerge out on the surface, scrub the sand for food and make sediment balls on the beach. The phenomenon one must observe closely to believe the speed and the symmetry with which the pattern is made by tiny arthropods.
The other stretch of the beach had a dazzling site of holidaymakers enjoying sunbathing along the shoreline. While some vacationers were taking a stroll to soothe the eyes and taking selfies which were more focused to capture the background effect, lifeguards and security also had their own rational motives to make frequent rounds of this side. Overall blessing in disguise for every sightseer with the romantic savior.
Radhanagar, named after the principal admirer of Lord Krishna, a Hindu Deity, is one of the popular beaches of Swaraj Dweep(Havelock Island). It is about 2 hours away by government-operated ferries and private cruises from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Famous for promoting eco-tourism, water sports and blue-green beaches with tree lines is one of the safest places for vacation. One can feast in hotels and beach resorts of own budget, indulge in scuba diving, snorkeling or take glass-bottom boats to explore the marine life and coral reefs. One can wander around in one’s favorite Sedan, SUV or two-wheelers easily available on rent.
Around sunset, everyone got ready with their best possible camera angle to capture the splendid view of the horizon. After the breathtaking view of the sunset, flawless night sky, shining water and skyline of the Island were illuminated by the full moon. Stunning beyond imagination. The splendor made everyone leave their cameras and phones behind and actually admire nature at its best.
On the journey back, I could hear the waves thrashing the shores narrating the saga of the mighty ocean. With the melody of birds chirping and flying back to their nests, the soul felt calm and composed. Designated “Best Beach in Asia” by Time in 2004, Radhanagar is ecstasy when compared with crowded easy to reach beach destination. So, take some time out, plan it around a full moon, visit and fall in love with the simplicity of this place, discover miraculous marine life with coral reef and experience the most beautiful sunset ever.