The capital, Port Blair is located on the east coast of and island in the
South Andaman group. The prime feature of the place is its undulating
landscape, which flutter in the heart of the visitors. The crystal-clear sea
which moves on slowly and offers the wide view of stones, pebbles, which
appears differently under the now-concave and now-convex surface of the
water. The concentration in the azure water also encounters the colorful
fishes rambling in different directions.
to do and see in Port Blair
Port Blair in the Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Island is among
the popular tourist destination across the globe. The beach allures visitors
for two prime reason- Sightseeing and undergoing adventure water-sports.
This idyllic island is marked with a number of landmarks in and around and
the logistic travel here forces a stay of at least four or five days.
As the name indicates, North Bay is just north of Port Blair. The beach
offers the great chance to underwent the adventure of snorkeling and explore
the fringed coral reefs. A number of shacks in the beach also ease the
visitors with snacks and sea-foods
This small, 0.6 sq km island can be accessed with enjoying a ferry ride
from across Port Blair. On visiting the land, visitors can catch-hold of the
legends linked with the British and Japanese regime. Keen observers can
still witness the remains of ancient Churches and Chief Commissioner's
Also known as Harbor Cruise, this tiny island situated inside the Port
Blair Harbor received its name ' Viper' during the British colonial period.
Most visitors begin their trip at Aberdeen Jetty and move around to see the
abandoned jail and gallows.
The prime attraction in Port Blair is the Cellular Jail, which is known as
the unusual structure then any other, built during the late 19th century and
early 20th century. In 1947, the jail was declared a national monument and a
symbol of colonial oppression and visitors visit the place to enjoy their
passion of photography and the great architectural work, inlaid in the
Port Blair Beach Shopping
A beach vacation receives its full essence with beach shopping. Like the
many beach destinations in India, Port Blair also provides visitors to haunt
some exclusive shells and coral items, displayed at the number of shops in
Aberdeen Bazaar. Shoppers can also visit Sagarika, a small-scale industry
emporium at the Middle Point. It exhibits an some vibrant souvenirs, jute
bags, bamboo trays, table mats, decor elements made of shells and bamboo
baskets. Another clever option lies in visiting Souvenir shop on Ross
Island, wherein visitors can buy the elegant wooden and jute items at cheap
Eating at Port Blair
Port Blair in Andaman provides a hygiene place to enjoy the 'pot luck'
dishes and sea-foods, exclusively prepared by the natives of the place. The
dining table spreads out the delicacies abound with fish, crabs, lobsters
and prawns. Besides, an array of South Indian, North Indian, Continental and
Chinese Dishes are also available in Mandalay Restaurant, The Palm at Hotel
Sinclaris, Corbyn's Delight at Peerless Resort, Waves at Corbyn's Cove and
the New Lighthouse Restaurant nearby Aberdeen Jetty.
from Port Blair
The shapely Corbyn's Cove is just 7 kms South of Port Blair. Visitors need
no pre-preparation to visit this famous beach and getaway here is
spontaneous. The calm sea, lapping the beach ensures for an endless swimming
and facilities like clean loos and shower are provided to the swimmers. The
back lanes of Corbyn's is popular for holding the Peerless Resort,
restaurants and bars.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor
Located 29 kms South-west of Port Blair, MG Marine National Park makes a
worthy excursion. The park encompasses about 281 sq.km and comprise of 15
uninhabited islands; all of which complements the surrounding sea. Only two
islands namely, Jolly Buoy and Red Skin are open to the visitors,
alternately for six months each. Visitors can cherish themselves with
visiting the Wandoor village, here and by enjoying the glass bottom
boat-ride. Also, picnickers and snorkelers often visit the place to gain
thrill and excitement.
Resounding the giggling of beach lovers, Chidiya Tapu is situated 30 kms
South of Port Blair. The lovely place is looked at for experiencing the
breath-taking sunset and feasting our ears with the twitters of birds,
flying from one branch of the tree to another. The place warms since late
afternoon, when the Munde Pahar Beach(1 km from the bus-stand) witness the
joy of swimmers. Laze holiday makers can stroll along the coastline and
cherish their mood with hot tea and crispy snacks, available at the beach
Mesmerized with the beauty of swaying palms, arecanut groves and thin tall
gigantic trees, Collinpur beach is just 35 km South of Port Blair. The beach
features the fascinating combination of twisted trunks of the ancient trees,
huge boulders and driftwood, carelessly ouching the shore-line which allures
beach lovers time and again. This marshy land stretches about 1 ½ kms
in length and narrows in an U-shaped manner. Visitors, beside enjoying
picnic-time in this popular spot can explore forest on the sea-shore and
underwent a number of adventure activities like, rock climbing, snorkeling,
swimming, camping and fishing.
A beach vacation in Port Blair touch the height of comfort with staying in
some popular beach
and hotels like Fortune Resort-Bay Island, Hotel Sinclairs
Bayview, Peerless Beach Resort, Andaman Teal House, Hornbill Nest Resort,
Hotel Shompen, Holiday Resort and Hotel Dhanalakshmi. . Many of the place of
stay are designed around a big garden and provides the spectacular views of
to visit Port Blair
A balmy beach watch in Port Blair lies in visiting the place from October
How to reach Port Blair
Not every places in the world are accessible to the Andaman and Nicobar
Islands. The mainland India and the capital Port Blair is the only way of
entry and exit to the islands. To reach the place, visitors need to opt for
any of the two possible modes of transport-
Daily flights operated by Indian, Jet Airways, Air Deccan and Sahara are
serviced by the Chennai and Kolkata Airport. The journey takes about 2 hrs
and on reaching there, taxis are available on hire.
Traveling to Andaman and Nicobar Island by sea is very interesting. The
Shipping Corporation of India(SCI) runs services from the major ports in
Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakapatnam. And depending upon the condition of the
sea, the trip takes 56 to 64 hours to reach the destination.