Port Blair

ANTHROPOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The Anthropological museum in Port Blair started in the year 1975-76, is an ethnographic museum. It showcases the four Negrito Tribes of the Andaman viz. the Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges and two Mongoloid Tribes of the Nicobar viz. the Nicobarese and the Shompens.

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Location: Opposite to Bengali Club – Port Blair
Timings: 09:00 to 13:00 hrs and 13:30 to 16:30 hrs
Closed On: Mondays and Public Holidays
Ticket Details: (a) Adult: Rs. 10/- per person (b) Child: Below 5 years no ticket
Video Camera: Rs 20/-
Still Camera: Rs 20/-
How to Reach: Connected by Road

NATIONAL MUSEUM CELLULAR JAIL

The Cellular jail, declared a National Memorial, is located at Port Blair which had stood as a mute witness to the most brutal and barbaric atrocities meted out to national freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this jail. The jail, completed in the year 1906 acquired the name ‘Cellular’ because it was entirely made up of individual cells for solitary confinement. It originally was a seven-block structure with three stories and a central tower acting as its fulcrum comprising of honeycomb like corridors. This jail, now a place of pilgrimage for all freedom-loving people draws everyone down memory lane to the years of freedom struggle.

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Location: Near to G.B. Pant Hospital – Port Blair
Timings: 09:00 to 12:00 hrs and 13:30 to 16:00 hrs
Closed On: Mondays and Public Holidays
Ticket Details: (a) Adult: Rs. 10/- per person (b) Child: Below 5 years no ticket
Video Camera: Rs 100/-
Still Camera: Rs 25/-
How to Reach: Connected by Road

ROSS ISLAND

This small island, less than a square kilometer stands right across Port Blair. This island served as the capital to the Britishers from 1858 to 1941 when the Japanese occupied it and converted it to a ‘POW site’. This island homes the ruins of the church, Chief Commissioner’s house, the Cathedral and graveyard of the Britishers and few other important landmarks which today is hugged by wild wines and huge roots and trunks of century old trees which are very evocative of the ruins and remains.

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Location: Ross Island – Port Blair
Timings: 08:30 to 16:30 hrs
Closed On: Wednesday and Public Holidays
Ticket Details: (a) Adult: Rs. 30/- per person (b) Ferry Ticket: Rs 100/-
Video Camera: Rs 50/-
Still Camera: Rs 10/-
How to Reach: 15 Minutes Ferry Ride from Aberdeen Jetty

CARBYN’S COVE BEACH

Corbyn’s Cove beach- the coconut-palm fringed beach, six kilometers away from Port Blair town is ideal for swimming and sun-basking. Facilities like hotel, restaurant, bar, changing room, adventure water-sports are available here. Historical remains like Japanese Bunkers can be seen on the way to this beach. The Snake Island situated just across the beach is popular for scuba diving. The Waves Restaurant & Beer Bar run by Tourism department provides delightful cuisine at reasonable rates in a soothing ambience on the beach.

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Location: Port Blair
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How to Reach: Connected by Road

NORTH BAY (CORAL ISLAND)

North Bay beach which is north of Port Blair provides snorkelling opportunities around its fringing coral reefs. Private ferry service takes one from Aberdeen Jetty across North Bay and brings back after a three hour stay. The corals at North Bay are spread over a large area. During snorkeling one can spot many species of fish, often lobsters and even clams on the coral reef. Sea walk is the latest addition of facilities there to watch under water life.

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Location: Port Blair
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How to Reach: Ferry Starts from 08.30 hrs onwards

CHIDIYATAPU BEACH

Chidiyatapu beach is 2.75 Kms from Chidiyatappu bus stop and is preferred for swimming. Frequent bus services are available from Port Blair bus terminus to Chidiyatappu- the southernmost tip of South Andaman Island. It is situated at a distance of 28 Kms from Port Blair Bus stand. It is famous for bird watching, sunset view, panoramic scenic beauties, and many colours of oceanic view. The biological park at Chidiyatappu is the added attraction.

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Location: Port Blair
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How to Reach: Connected by Road

CHATHAM SAW MILL

The Chatham saw mill is one of the oldest saw mills in Asia. It is built on a tiny island and connected to Port Blair by a bridge. It is a store house of timber varieties like, Padauk, Gurjan, Marble, Satin wood etc. The Chatham Island has the second largest wharf of these islands where island-mainland ships can berth. Within the saw mill compound is a museum showcasing the various timber wealth of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The museum offers an insight in to forest activities through scale models and display decorative pieces made of Padauk, Marble, Peauma, Gurjan, Satin wood etc.

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Location: Chatham – Port Blair
Timings: 08.30 to 14.00 hrs
Closed On: Mondays and Public holidays
Ticket Details: (a) Adult: Rs. 10/- per person (b) Child: Below 5 years no ticket
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How to Reach: Connected by Road

WANDOOR BEACH

About 29 Kms. west of Port Blair is the famous Wandoor beach known for scenic beauty and is very popular amongst tourists. The range of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is just across Wandoor Beach. To visit the Marine National Park, boats are available from Wandoor Jetty

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Location: Port Blair – Andaman
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How to Reach: Connected by Road