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Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Place To Visit


Cellular Jail

The Cellular jail situated in Port Blair, Andaman Islands is closely associated with the freedom struggle of India. The Cellular jail, built in 1896 was used by the British to transport Indian freedom fighters from the Indian mainland. Thousands of freedom fighters languished for years in solitary confinement in the cells of the Cellular Jail. Today, the Cellular Jail is declared as the National Memorial, a tribute to those who dared to raise their voices against the British rule. Some of the famous inmates of the Cellular jail were Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Dr. Diwan Singh Kalepani, Yogendra Shukla, Bhai Parmanand, and Maulana Ahmadullah.

The saga of the heroic freedom struggle is brought alive in a moving Sound & Light show at the Cellular Jail. The show is conducted every evening in the premises of Cellular jail which gives us a brief idea about the happenings in the jail prior to Independence in 1947.

Water Sports Complex

Andaman Water Sports Complex offers all kinds of water sports facilities: Sail boats, para sailing, water scooters, rowing boats, kayaks, paddle boats, water skiing facilities etc.,. Boating from this complex up to the Ross Island is really an exciting experience. There is also a Sea water swimming pool and a change room. There is an artificial waterfall as well, which is a great attraction among the visitors. A children park nearby is a place for children to enjoy the serene environment. There is also a Memorial for the Battle of Aberdeen fought between Britishers and Andamanese aboriginals in 1859.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park near Wandoor is rich in corals, varieties of coloured fishes, sea turtles etc., besides other marine life. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a bird's paradise having more than 271 varieties of birds including, 39 that are endemic. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is located 29 kms from Port Blair. You have to get a permit from the Wildlife Warden's office near the Wandoor Jetty to visit the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.

Forest Museum

The Forest Museum located at Haddo offers an insight into forest activities in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands through models. The Forest Museum also displays the artifacts made out of timber including Peauma, Oak, Gurjan, padauk and Satin Wood. The Forest Museum is run by the Forest Department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Mini Zoo

Mini Zoo is a small Zoological park situated at Haddo in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Zoo is famous for its Crocodile breeding farm. The Zoo has about 200 species of birds and animals.

Samudrika Museum

Being an advanced station for the Indian Navy, Port Blair is also home to Samudrika, which is the marine Museum, established, operated and maintained by the Indian Navy. The museum houses a variety of Rare and beautiful corals, for the viewing of the general public. In addition it also showcases the marine life of the region with the aim that the general public can appreciate the Flora and Fauna of the Sea and not disturb the fragile ecosystem by rampant coral hunting & fishing of endangered species.

Anthropological Museum

The Anthropological Museum at Port Blair presents culture of Andaman Tribes. It was started in 1975-1976; the museum is an ethnographic museum. It illustrates the four Negrito Tribes of the Andamans, viz.., the Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges and two Mongoloid tribes of the Nicobar viz the Nicobarese and the Shompens. One can view the tools and model of weapons used by the Andaman and Nicobar islands and also encloses many photographs of different tribes and aborigines of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Marina Park

Marina Park is a prime attraction in Andaman located in the seashore close proximity to Water Sports Complex. The local inhabitants and the visiting tourists use this park for spending their evenings by enjoying the nature’s gifts of pristine beauty. The New Amusement Park, Children Park and Children Traffic park also there in Marina Park Complex.

Corbyn's Cove

The only beach near by the city, corbyn's cove gets its name due to its unique shape, being one of its kind in the country and is named after Corbyn Chaplain of Port Blair. The beach is flanked at the edges by Japanese Bunkers to remind visitors of the days of Japanese occupation of the island. The pristine sands and water make it an experience to remember for any visitor.

Fisheries Museum

The Fisheries Museum houses more than 300 marine species of marine life, including live coral, sharks, polyps and Starfish. These marine species, peculiar to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is found only in the Indo-Pacific and the Bay of Bengal.

Chatham Saw Mill

Chatham Saw Mill, once Asia’s largest Saw Mill is located in Chatham Island & is connected to Port Blair by a Sea bridge. Since the Supreme Court of India banned logging in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, most of the wood now comes by ship from Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Chatham Saw Mill converts huge Logs into different sizes of timber. It also processes ornamental species which is used in the manufacture of furniture and handicraft.

Mount Harriet

Mount Harriet was once the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during the British Raj. Mount Harriet, the highest point in Port Blair is an ideal place for a Picnic or a Trek. Mount Harriet is about 55 km from Port Blair by road (15 km by ferry and road), & has a Forest Guest House located at a height of 365 m.

Viper Island

Viper Island is located near Port Blair. Infamous for convicts who were jailed here, the gallows atop its hillocks was where criminals and revolutionaries were housed before the commissioning of the Cellular Jail. The ruins of the discarded jail, built by British in 1867, can be still seen in this Island. Viper Island is accessible by harbour cruise originating from Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair.

Ross Island

The Ross Island is a 20-minute boat ride from Aberdeen Jetty in Port Blair. Ross Island, the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the British Raj days, now stands guard to the Port Blair harbour. There are historical ruins along the beach and a beautiful tropical forest. Important ruins include a church, swimming pool and the Chief Commissioner's residence. A small museum of the Indian Navy, called Samudrika, has a good collection of old records that depicts the history of the Ross Island.

Cinque Island

The Cinque Island is located 54 kms from Port Blair (2 hours by boat from Chidiyatapu). Cinque Island is one of the best diving destination in Andaman & Nicobar Islands & has clear water with visibility levels of up to 80 feet. It is the best place to view a large variety of marine life and black corals. No body is allowed to stay overnight in Cinque Island.

Havelock Island

An independent Island which is around 38 Kms from Port Blair, that's provides idyllic resort in the lap of virgin beach and unpolluted environment. The Radha Nagar Beach is one of the popular beach of these island and also recorded the seventh among the best beach in Asia. The Camping facility also available near to the RadhaNagar Beach and at the western tip of the island the dolphins and turtles can be spotted from the long stretches of white sand.

Baratang Island

Baratang Island is about 90 km away from Port Blair. At Baratang you can see Mud Volcano which is about 4 km away from the boat jetty. Limestone Caves are located about 50 minutes (by sea) away from Baratang boat jetty. The experience at Parrot Island at sunset, when all the parrots are returning home is indeed a mesmerizing experience.

Neil Island

A marvelous Island with plenty of marine life, Neil Island is an ideal location for eco-tourism. Neil Island is also known as the vegetable bowl of Andamans. The sandy beaches at Sitapur, Bharatpur and Lakshmanpur are very attractive for spending the evenings. The breathtaking view of sea and the lusting greeneries in the island is really rejuvenating and enjoyable for enthusiastic travelers. Neil Island is connected by regular Boat service from Port Blair. Neil Island is also famous for snorkeling. Another famous activity carried out at the Neil Islands is fishing and angling.

Long Island

Long Island is 82 kms. from Port Blair. Long Island is connected by boat from Port Blair, either directly or "island hopping" via Neil Island and Havelock. Long Island offers an excellent sandy beach at Lalaji Bay with unpolluted environment and evergreen forests. Lalaji bay Beach is 6 kms. away from the boat jetty of Long Island.
Long Island is approximately 10km from North to South, 5km from East to West, much of it forested. You can also visit nearby uninhabited islands from Long Island. There are no motor cars on the island, and no roads: free of traffic or crime, the island is a perfect destination for families. Generally, people walk or use bicycles.

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Getting There

  • The Andaman group of Islands are well connected by Air and Sea.
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Activities

  • Scuba Diving Diving in Andamans is an unique lifetime experience.
  • Havelock Island Some of the best dive spots near Havelock are Mac Point Mostly hard corals usually with good visibility. Dugongs have been spotted here.
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