Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman and it hold some treasures and gems that cannot be missed.

Posted by Sneha on May 19th, 2017

It is the key island, that is well connected to the cluster of islands and it is where you can unravel the rich history and culture of Andaman. Most islands are accessible via ferry or speedboat and there is so much more to it than just scuba diving and snorkeling! Being the capital city, Port Blair has an airport, which has fights from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. With its tropical climate, the weather varies, but it is best to avoid the monsoon moths from June to September. The most ideal time to visit is between October and March.

Our top 9 places in Port-Blair

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1.Cellular Jail:

The cellular jail was an actual prison during the colonial era, but now it holds memories of the days as it was converted into a museum. With its massive architecture, the Cellular Jail is a reflection of the Indian freedom struggle and its signature light and sound show, narrates the entire past with lights and colour!

2.Japanese Bunkers:

Andaman doesn’t just have Indian history! The Japanese bunkers were built during the World War II, when a siege on the islands was attempted. The structural remains of this historical sight are awe-inspiring and it is found on the way to Ross Island and Corbyn’s Cove.

3. Chatham saw Mill:

Thee Chatham saw Mill is another sight echoing the historical past of the Andamans as it built by the British in 1883! It is an extremely popular wood processor in Asia and it also boasts numerous creations. There is even a Japanese bomb crater here, which is a challenge to discover. Not to mention, it is also possible to take home the absolute creative craftsmanship by purchasing a souvenir.

4. Corbyn’s Cove:

One of the most popular beaches in Port Blair, the cove is an actual curved beach spot, lined with coconut and palm trees. It is an extremely serene spot, popular for picnics, swimming, sun bathing!

5.Samudrika Marine Museum:

It is the spot for a little bit of education and insight into the unknown depths of the sea- about the islands, the people, archaeology and marine lifestyle! It has numerous sculptures, corals, marine life and is maintained by the Indian Navy. It houses a gigantic skeleton of a blue whale at the entrance.

6.Ross Island and North Bay Island :

These three islands are a few miles from Port Blair but can be easily reached via boat or ferry. Ross island was an administrative headquarter during the colonial age and it is a must visit island, which has mystical ruins of a graveyard and a church. North Bay island is the popular hotspot for watersports, due to its colourful corals and scenic backdrop!

7.Wandoor Beach and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park:

The Wandoor beach is a tranquil beach which is not crowded or dirty. In fact it is the gateway to the National Park that protects the exotic and diverse marine life of the region. Scuba diving and snorkeling can also be done here, but the most interesting aspect is the Glass Bottom boat ride offered around the island.

8.Mount Harriet: :

Mount Harriet is the highest point in Andaman, which offers the most picturesque view of the various islands strewn across crystal clear turquoise waters. It is around 15km from Port Blair and it offers the Madhuban Trek which is a 13km trek to explore the mountain region.

9.Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex:

The complex is dedicated to water sports and activities and is full of fun and thrill for the entire family, as it offers various water sports for adults and kids. From waterskiing, speed boating, windsurfing, water scooter to paddle boating, water cycling and banana boating. It is heaven for water sport enthusiasts, but it’s also a major attraction for families to take a break and indulge in some entertaining activities! Port Blair is a completely packed city when it comes to what it has to offer! Be it water sports, architectural sites, museums or beaches, it has everything! Port Blair acts as a mediator between all the islands and most of the islands are very close to the central capital city. There is no way you cannot visit Port Blair on your vacation to the Andamans!

Placeholder text by Space Ipsum. Photographs by NASA on The Commons.

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