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Port Blair: Where History Meets Paradise

Andaman And Nicobar Islands
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Port Blair Overview

Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is a tropical paradise tucked away in the Bay of Bengal. With its pristine beaches, lush greenery, and rich historical heritage, Port Blair beckons travelers from around the world to explore its unique charms. In this article, we'll take you on a virtual tour of the top places to visit in Port Blair, each offering a distinct and captivating experience.


Cellular Jail National Memorial (Historical Landmark):- 

A visit to Port Blair is incomplete without exploring the Cellular Jail, also known as "Kala Pani." This grim yet historically significant structure was used by the British. The Cellular Jail now stands as a national memorial, reminding visitors of the sacrifices made by those who fought for India's freedom. The Sound and Light Show held here is a mesmerizing way to relive the history and struggles of the past.


Ross Island (Natural Beauty and History):-

Ross Island, just a short boat ride away from Port Blair, is a captivating blend of natural beauty and history. Once the administrative headquarters of the British, it now lies in ruins, with lush vegetation taking over the remnants of British architecture. Strolling through the overgrown pathways and exploring the old church and barracks will transport you to a bygone era.


Mount Harriet National Park:- 

If you're up for a little adventure and want to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding islands, a trek to Mount Harriet National Park is a great choice. The highest peak in the Andaman archipelago, Mount Harriet offers trekking trails surrounded by dense forests, making it an excellent spot for nature lovers and birdwatchers.


Museum Circuit (Cultural Insight):-

Port Blair boasts several museums that provide insight into the history and culture of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Samudrika Naval Marine Museum showcases the rich marine life of the region, while the Anthropological Museum offers a glimpse into the diverse indigenous tribes that inhabit the islands. Additionally, the Forest Museum and Fisheries Museum provide valuable information about the local flora and fauna, making this a perfect opportunity to learn about the islands' natural wonders.


Corbyn's Cove Beach (Relaxation and Water Sports):- 

For those seeking relaxation and water activities, Corbyn's Cove Beach is a perfect choice. Just 8 kilometers from Port Blair, this palm-fringed beach offers a tranquil atmosphere where you can sunbathe, swim, or simply take in the scenic beauty. Water sports enthusiasts can indulge in activities like jet-skiing, banana boat rides, and parasailing.

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People Also Asked

Is Port Blair the only entry point to the Andaman Islands?

No, while Port Blair is the most common entry point, there are also entry points in Havelock Island and Neil Island. However, Port Blair's Veer Savarkar International Airport is the largest and most frequently used gateway.

Are there any restrictions for visiting certain islands in the Andaman archipelago?

Yes, some islands in the Andamans, such as the Nicobar Islands, are restricted or require special permits to visit due to their sensitive ecosystems and indigenous tribes. Make sure to check the entry requirements before planning your visit.

What should I wear while visiting Port Blair?

Casual and comfortable clothing is ideal, given the tropical climate. Lightweight cotton clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen are essential. Modest clothing is recommended when visiting religious or tribal areas.

Are there vegetarian food options available in Port Blair?

Yes, you can find vegetarian food options in Port Blair, including Indian, South Indian, and continental cuisines. However, seafood is a specialty in the Andaman Islands, so seafood lovers will have plenty of choices.

How can I travel between the different islands in the Andaman archipelago?

You can travel between the islands by ferry or boat services, which are readily available. There are both government-operated and private ferry services, with options for different budgets and travel speeds.

Is it safe to indulge in water sports and underwater activities in Port Blair?

Yes, Port Blair offers a range of water sports and underwater activities, and they are generally safe if conducted with reputable operators who adhere to safety standards. Make sure to wear the appropriate safety gear and follow instructions provided by professionals.

Can I get a mobile network and internet connectivity in Port Blair?

Yes, Port Blair has good mobile network coverage, and you can easily get a local SIM card for your phone. Internet connectivity is available in most hotels and restaurants, but it can be slower compared to mainland India.

Are there medical facilities and pharmacies in Port Blair?

Yes, Port Blair has medical facilities, hospitals, and pharmacies. It's advisable to carry essential medications if you have specific medical requirements, as some specialized medications may not be readily available.

What is the currency accepted in Port Blair?

The Indian Rupee (INR) is the official currency, and most businesses in Port Blair accept cash payments. Credit and debit cards are also accepted at many establishments, but it's a good idea to carry some cash, especially for small purchases and local markets.

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Anil Nair

kayaking Activity in Andaman

The Best Experience . Must Do activity in havelock . First time experience of Kayaking .💞 And special Thanks to Team.❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Irene Rebecca

perfect trip

Perfect place for nature they can enjoy with love once at their and the facilities are mind-blowing and we click lots of beautiful pictures also.

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Mayank Sharma

amazing trip

Overall the trip was awesome and the stay was comfortable, the food was also amazing and the views were really awesome.

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Gandharv Mehra


It was a wonderful experience for the first time scuba diving. The ground team was excellent and followed all the safety guidelines. Had to pay extra to upgrade to GoPro footage. It was way worth it. Thank you Banbanjara for the full of enjoy.

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We had done scuba diving at various places and scuba diving in Andaman was a great experience. There are a variety of fishes in the water and the water was clear as well to enjoy the experience of Scuba Diving. It was worth trying scuba diving here.

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My wife and I tried scuba diving in Andaman and were scared at first because we had never done anything like this before. But the instructor was so helpful and friendly and during the first dive in shallow water, he let us overcome our fear, and then we went diving in deep water. Lots of enjoy their.

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My Instructor was an expert, Good approach, and was very instructional sound. Since it was my first time scuba, I had an awesome scuba experience.

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It was a new experience for me, I am so glad that they have given a practice session to become familiar with the safety measures. They were heavy but after the practice, I felt at ease and started the activity. The underwater world is so amazing and different like we see in movies. A package that gave me complete satisfaction.

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I have been scuba diving in Andaman with a couple of diving instructors but this time the experience was absolute best. I really could not have asked for more from the attentive team. And the diving was wonderful of course.

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Ganak Marar


Affordable package with great instructors. Went with my college friends and had a blast. Wish it had lasted longer. Nice view with amazing Nature.

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