BEST Places to Visit in Port Blair

Port Blair

Cellular JailThe Cellular Jail, also known as Kaala Paani is very popular among all the places to see in Port Blair. This is the jail where freedom fighters during India’s struggle for freedom used to be imprisoned by the British.One of the more famous prisoners was Veer Savarkar. Originally five wings today it has 3 only. It was well designed where the warders could watch the entire length of the various wings from one central control tower.

One of the best attractions in Port Blair especially during the evening when light and sound is used to enthrall visitors.

Corbyn Cove Beach

This is the nearest beach of Port Blair. You can get there within 15 to 20 minutes. You can enjoy the sea water with your family. Fresh water bath is also available at very reasonable rate.

drive there itself is a scenic treat to the eyes. Many entertainment options like jetski and other water activities make it a popular destination amongst tourists. Enjoy a relaxing drink with your friends at the beach facing the cafe when you are here.

Chidiya Tapu Beach

One of the most attractive Beach in India.

Chidiya Tapu is a small village located few km away from port blair. Visit here nearly 4pm to watch amazing sunset. Chidiya tapu beach is a great place for photography too. One can see so many birds here including parrots .

It takes 1 hour from Port Blair to reach this place. You can hire a taxi from Port Blair. 

Mount Harriet National Park

Mount Harriet National Park is a national park located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India. The park, established in 1969, covers about 4.62 km2 (18.00 mi2). Mount Harriet (383 metres (1,257 ft)), which is part of the park, is the third-highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago next to Saddle Peak.

This is a national park and is the second highest peak in Andamans. People can take road journey which is long and takes 1 and half hours or else vehicle ferry can take around 45 minutes to reach the peak. 

Viper island

Viper Island is very near to Port Blair and was the site of the old Jail where the British used to harbor convicts and political prisoners Viper Island is aserene beautiful tourist destination and can be approached by harbor cruise originating from Aberdeen Jetty in Port Blair. This Island was part of the great Indian independence history and had witnessed the sufferings and sacrifices of Indian national involved in freedom struggle. 

Zonal museum

This Museum is popular as the Zonal Museum and one of the most popular museums of Andaman.. This museum displays collection of artifacts related to the origin, development and sustenance of mankind on earth. The museum also exhibits the origin and social customs of the early inhabitants of people in the Andaman oceans.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island

formerly known as Ross Island, is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island is situated 3 km east from central Port Blair. The historic ruins are a tourist attraction. Ross Island Penal Colony was a convict settlement that was established in 1858 in the remote Andaman Islands by the British colonial government in India, primarily to jail a large number of prisoners from the Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Indian Mutiny.

Locals claim that more than 300 bunkers were built till the time the Japanese army stayed there. It is also claimed that almost 2000 Indians died as a result of Japanese brutality.

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