Havelock Island FAQs

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Area geography

Havelock is the biggest island in Andaman and Nicobar extending 113 square kilometres in area. Named after the British general Henry Havelock, the island’s primary source of revenue is tourism.

Cellular service for tourists

Major network operator services like BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone-Essar are operational in Havelock. The connectivity is intermittent in certain areas.

Wifi internet

Internet services are very slow and expensive in Havelock. Some resorts like the Wild Orchard Resort and Pristine Beach Resort do have broadband cafes but the speed is close to a dial-up connection.

Drinking laws

The legal drinking age in India is 25 years.


Tipping is part of common Indian etiquette. But since hotels and restaurants already charge service tax, you are not obliged to tip. However, a small amount for good service is always appreciated.


This city has a low crime rate and therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pick pocketing or bag snatching are common. It’s advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas.

General information

Languages spoken

Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, English, Tamil, Nicobarese and Telugu

Time zones

IST (UTC+5.5 hours)

Major religions

Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam

Domestic international calling codes

ISD: 91, Havelock Code: 03192

Common greetings

1. Hello, Good Morning or Good Evening: Namaste

2. Good Bye: Alvida

3. Thank you: Shukriya

4. Sorry: Shama Kijiye/Maafi

5. Do you speak English: Aap English bolte hain?

6. I do not understand: Mujhe samajh nahi aaya

7. No: Nahi

8. Yes: Haan

9. I do not know: Mujhe nahi pata

10. How are you?: Aap kaise hain?

11. What is your name?: Aapka naam kya hai

12. My name is___: Mera naam ___ hai

13. Where is the washroom?: Washroom kahan hai?

14. Is this vegetarian? (Point to a dish in a menu card): Kya yeh shakahari hai?

15. Where is this? (Point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map):

16. How much does this cost? – Yeh kitne ka hai?

17. Too expensive!: Bahut mehnga hai!

18. A little cheaper – Thoda kam paise main do


Emergency numbers

Ambulance Service: 03192 - 282382

Police Station: 03192 - 282405

Police Control Room: 100

Tourism Office: 03192-244013/244081