Port Blair Tourism – Online Travel Information
Port Blair is capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar island group. People arrive here from airlines, boats, ferries and ships.
Places to see in Port Blair
Cellular Jail. closed on Mondays. Built by the British to house political prisoners far away from the mainland. All prisoners were kept in isolation cells and subjected to a brutal work regime, with regular whippings and executions.
Corbyn’s Cove (beach). An average beach, and the closest to Port Blair. Popular with locals for swimming and watching the sunset.
Mini Zoo. A medium size zoo containing some species only found on the islands. which is now shifted to its new place at Chidiya Tapu.
Japanese Bunkers, near Corbyn’s Cove. Bunkers built by the Japanese army during World War II. There’s one more right down the hill from Cellular Jail.
Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), (about 4km away from the airport). CARI Scientists are conducting research on different aspects of Island Agriculture. Landscaping of CARI is very beautiful and it is worth seeing. Here you can see farms of different livestocks and poultry viz. Cattle, Pig, Goat, Rabbit, Turkey, Quail, Guinea Fowl, Duck, Fisheries Ponds, Integrated Farming System model etc and fodder blocks as well
Anthropological Museum. closed Thursdays and Public Holidays.. Interesting Anthropological museum which gives the history of the various A&N tribes
Chatam Saw Mill, Chatam (15 mins by bus from STS Bus terminal, private buses available Rs 6 per person). A saw mill, oldest in Asia. Also the Chatam jetty is where ships from Calcutta/Chennai loaded with goods enter Port Blair. From the jetty passenger jetty is available for Bamboo flat and Dundus Point.