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Port Blair

Fast-Facts
Location: Andaman and Nicobar Island
Address: On the east coast of the main island, the South Andaman
Best Time to Visit: October to May
Beach Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Picnicking, Camping, Boating
Attractions in and around: North Bay, Ross Island, Viper Island, Cellular Jail, MG Marine National Park, Corbyn's Cove, Chidiya Tapu, Collinpur
Hotels and Resorts: Fortune Resort-Bay Island, Hotel Sinclairs Bayview, Peerless Beach Resort, Andaman Teal House, Hornbill Nest Resort, Hotel Shompen, Holiday Resort and Hotel Dhanalakshmi
STD Code:03192

Port Blair Beach
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.
Kerala BeachesThings 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.

North Bay
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.

Ross Island
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 house.

Viper Island
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.

Cellular Jail
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 attraction.

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 rates.

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.
Kerala BeachesGetaway from Port Blair
Corbyn's Cove
Corbyn's Cove 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.

Chidiya Tapu
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 stall.

Collinpur
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.

Kerala BeachesPlace of accommodation
A beach vacation in Port Blair touch the height of comfort with staying in some popular beach resorts 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 the sea.

Kerala BeachesWhen to visit Port Blair
A balmy beach watch in Port Blair lies in visiting the place from October to early-May.

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-

By Air
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.

By Sea
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.



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