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Port Blair, the gateway to the pristine islands, is the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. A typical small Indian city, where people of diversified cultures and religion live together in peace and harmony. With over 5 tribes and many religions, it is incredible how Port Blair has never faced any religion/region based conflicts ever. With households celebrating every festival, whether big or small, together, with pomp and vigour ,this city can undoubtedly be called Mini-India.

Aberdeen Bazaar is the hub of the town, located about 2 kms away from the airport and about 1 km away from the Phoenix Bay Ship Dock. You can reach anyplace in Port Blair from anywhere in the city in not more than 15 mins in a vehicle. So, distance is never an issue here. You can choose to stay in the hotel of your choice and eat at a place you like, even if they are little away from the city.

Places to visit in Port Blair

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Ross Island

The former British Head-Quarters in Andaman Islands. It is a treat to visit the island just to watch the trees growing on the ancient buildings. Yes, you read me right ! See for yourself; the picture beside says it all.  Ross Island is 25 mins from Port Blair. You can take a boat from Aberdeen Jetty.

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Cellular Jail

Andaman Island was called the Kalapani because of this place where freedom fighters were kept under rigorous imprisonment during the British regime in India. The saga of heroism of our Freedom Fighters can be witnessed here. Not to be missed is the “Light & Sound show” in the evening.  More details on timings, location and charges here.

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Chidya Tapu


As the name suggests, Chidya Tapu means the Bird Island. A place for picturesque sunset and bird watching around 25kms from Port Blair. Taking a drive to ChidyaTapu, you will discover the greener side of Andamans – the evergreen rain forests, the mangrove creeks and the rich flora. Chidya Tapu also has a forest guest house situated on top of a hillock. For bookings one may contact Forest Department.

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Corbyn's Cove Beach


A coconut palm fringed beach located in Port Blair. If sunset watching is what is in your mind and you don’t want to travel too far, this is the place to be.  Being the only beach in Port Blair, you’ll find a lot of localites here.

 

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Marina Park

Laid in record time in the heart of Port Blair, it is an enticing park comprising of Children’s Park, Amusement and Entertainment Park.  Deer Park, Water sports, Japanese temple, nature walk, garden, restaurant, etc.

Mount Harriet

15 kms by ferry from Port Blair. The summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during British. It is 365 meters high, the second highest peak in the Andamans. One can trek upto Madhuban through a nature trails and can find rare flora and fauna, endemic birds, animals and butterflies.

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Chatham Island & Forest Museum

The Chatham Saw Mill, one of the oldest and largest mills in Asia, built on a tiny island, is connected to Port Blair by a bridge.  It is a store house of timber like Padauk, Gurjan, Marble, Satin Wood etc.  The island has the second largest whart of these islands, where Island – mainland ships can berth. 
Forest Museum Situated in Chatham, Port Blair, this museum offers an insight into foresty activities and displays decorative pieces made of Padauk, Marble, Peauma, Gurjan, Satin Wood etc. open all working days.

Samudrika (Naval Marine Museum)

Situated near Andaman Teal House, at Port Blair, set up to create awarness on various aspects of oceanic environment.  A good collection of shells, corals, fishes and a few species of colourful fishes found in these islands are on display.

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Gandhi Park

 

Gandhi Park in Port Blair is a small and beautiful park with amusement rides, a garden, a small narrow trail around a small lake inside the premises, water sports, historic remains of a Japanese temple and a war bunker.

Chatham Saw Mill

The Chatham Saw Mill, one of the oldest and largest mills in Asia, built on a tiny island, is connected to Port Blair by a bridge.  It is a store house of timber like Padauk, Gurjan, Marble, Satin Wood etc.  The island has the second largest whart of these islands, where Island – mainland ships can berth.
 
Forest Museum Situated in Chatham, Port Blair, this museum offers an insight into foresty activities and displays decorative pieces made of Padauk, Marble, Peauma, Gurjan, Satin Wood etc. open all working days.

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Water Sports in Port Blair

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Sea Plane to fly over wonderful sea and landscape of Andaman

 


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Cruse ship from Port Blair to havelock