About Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair on South Andaman Island is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an Indian territory in the Bay of Bengal. Its seafront Cellular Jail, completed in 1906, hints at its past as a British penal colony and is now a memorial to Indian independence activists. Inland, the Samudrika Marine Museum showcases local marine life. The Anthropological Museum focuses on the islands’ indigenous tribes.

Cellular Jail

Popularly known as Kalapani, the Cellular Jail of all Port Blair tourist places has served as a testimony to the gruesome colonial era. This national memorial draws attention to the Indian freedom struggle and is amongst the most famous places to visit in Port Blair, primarily because of the history associated with this place. The overall architecture of the building stands in contrast to the solitary cells that were once used to exile and execute political prisoners.

Timings for Cellular Jail and Jail museum: 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:15 (Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.)

Entry Fee: INR 10 (adults) | INR 100 (permits video recording)

Japanese Bunkers: Reminiscent Of The World War II

These relics of the bygone era were built during World War II and can be easily spotted across Port Blair tourist places. The Japanese Bunkers attest to the time when a siege on Andaman and Nicobar Islands was attempted. They are among the major places to see in Port Blair and are situated on the way to Ross Island and Corbyn Cove beach.

Neil's islands pics

Neil Island is one of India’s Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. Bharatpur Beach has coral reefs teeming with tropical fish. Laxmanpur Beach is known for its sunset views. Howrah Bridge is a natural rock formation accessible at low tide. Near the island’s wharf is Neil Kendra village, with a curving, sandy bay dotted with boats. Off the southeast coast, the tiny Sir Hugh Rose Island is a sanctuary for turtles..

Havelock Radhanagar beach

Radhanagar Beach is without a doubt the most famous beach in the . Crowned as “” and “7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine, this place sees a lot of tourists. It truly is an unforgettable curve of white sand with perfectly coloured blue waters, all lined by lush forest and palm trees. It is easy to enjoy this postcard-perfect beach – lie down and marvel at the sunset, or go in for a quick swim.
Kalapathar beach is a long stretch of white silky sand with big black rocks beside the blue sea. It is situated on one corner of Havelock and is a continuation of beach No. 5.

Corbyn’s Cove

Ideal for swimming and sun basking, the Corbyn’s Cove is a quaint expanse. It is located approximately 7 km south of town and it shouldn’t take more than half an hour to get there. Include this in your Port Blair sightseeing for the tantalizing coconut and palm trees that line up the area.

Chidiya Tapu

Famous for its sunset, the Chidiya Tapu or Bird Island is among places worth visiting in Port Blair. Not only does it offer an incredible view of the Andaman coast line, but the place also houses over 40 varieties of regional birds. The Munda Pahar Beach on Chidiya Tapu is a sought after picnic destination. Beautiful star corals and other sea shells can be collected on the beach. The 1.5 km Munda Pahar trek is a pleasure treat.

How to get there: Approximately 25 km from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu is well connected by road. However, there is a dearth of public transport. Private vehicles can be booked easily.

Ferar Beach: Tranquil Beach Of Ferar

If you want to spend some time peacefully away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Ferar Beach is the best place you can visit. The beautiful beach is located at one corner of the Ross islands and since it is not visited by many tourists, you have the whole place on your own to enjoy. You can even enjoy the stunning view of Port Blair from here. While visiting this neat and clean beach, make sure to pack some lunch and water for yourself and have a happy time at the beach.

Diglipur Island

One of the most serene places to see in Port Blair, Diglipur Island is a crowd-pleaser amidst those who are always on a lookout to be a part of eco-tourism. Known for its lush green landscapes and the extremely exotic underwater life, Diglipur Island leaves nature lovers awe-inspired. This island is home to an extensive number of tranquil beaches including Ross and Smith, Ramnagar, Kalipur Beach, and Pathi Level Beach. Along with these magnificent beaches, Diglipur Island is home to the Saddle Peak Mountain National Park which is home to rare species of flora and fauna residing in Andaman.

Cinque Island

Divided into Southern and Northern Cinque Island, this archipelago is another one of the stunning places to see in Port Blair. The vibrant and enchanting beauty of Cinque Island is what makes it one of the most interesting places to pay a visit to. Apart from exhibiting scenic views, this Island is also a great underwater diving spot which appeals to all the adventure seekers out there. The exotic coral reefs and colorful marine life makes this whole experience impeccable. The Cinque Island is also known to be home to the famous Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park that is nothing but an addition to the escapade!.