Port Blair

Andaman Islands | India
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Port Blair is categorised as Getaways

Entrance to the Cellular Jail
Viper Island (Photo Courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly)
Ross Island (Photo Courtesy: Kotoviski)
Ship Ramanujam
Watersports Complex Port Blair
Corbyns Cove Beach
Chidiya Tapu

Reasons to Visit
  • Port Blair is the capital of the Union Territory Andaman Islands in the Andaman sea.
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the farthest point on the east for the Indian Territory and a tourist destination
  • Port Blair is an access point to visit nearby Havelock, Baratang and Neil Islands.
  • Port Blair is where the famous “Kalaa Paani” Cellular Jail was housed and now a touristy place
  • Andaman Island still holds some sort of mystic for being the farthest point of Indian Territory and where there are early sunrise and sunsets (India does not have multiple time zones).
  • Port Blair gets visitors all through the year especially during Nov-Jan Season, which is the best time to visit and also the driest of months.
Know It
  • In terms of feel it’s throwback tourism where right from the Airport where you arrive, to hotels and pace of life is a complete 1970s throwback. There are No luxury hotels, no nightlife, no restaurant and no recreation facilities (except watersports centre). Port Blair being on an island still lacks a good beach, Corbyn’s Cove, 7 kms from the town centre is the only beach. Some of the hotels here offer excellent sea views and can be considered an option as a flight getaway.
  • Popularly visited destinations on Andaman Islands"Port Blair is the only access point to visit Andaman Islamds. Port Blair gets flight from Kolkata and Chennai and has a number of sightseeing points and areas to visit for holiday traveller. For adventure traveller and honeymooners, Port Blair remains just an access point and transit point after arrival and before final departure. "
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Port Blair
  • Port Blair is connected by Air with Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Mumbai

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Short Break (4-6 nights)4

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List of Holidays for Port Blair

Short Break

  • Best of Havelock and Port Blair (4 Nights)
  • Havelock - Port Blair Break (5 Nights)
  • Natural Wonders of Andamans (5 Nights)
  • Paradise Called Andamans (5 Nights)

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Destination Ideas

  • Andaman Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ross Island located 2 km boatride off Port Blair. It used to be the Administrative Headquarters for the islands when it was under British Occupation till about 1941. The Island is now in complete ruins and offers good views of the Andaman sea.
    View Point, Heritage Site, Rides
    Boating, Sea or Ocean or Beach, Colonial Heritage
    Viper Island is near Port Blair was the site of the jail where the British used to imprison convicts and political prisoners before Cellular Jail was constructed in 1906. The island is now in ruins and is accessible via a short boat ride and offers good views of the Andaman sea.
    View Point, Heritage Site, Rides
    Boating, Sea or Ocean or Beach, Colonial Heritage
    Cellular Jail was constructed by the British Raj for the exiled political prisoners. It was considered inpregnable and has a great significance in history of Indian independence.
    Activity, Historic Site
    Indian Independence, Sound and Light Show
    Andaman Water Sports Complex is located close to the Cellular Jail offering some activiites and boating. There is a fisheries museum as well nearby.
    Corbyns Cove is located one end of the Port Blair and the only beach of any kind in Portblair. Guests also visit nearby Science centre alongwith Corbyns Cove Beach.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Forest Museum at Chatham is part of what used to be a saw mill set up by the British in 1836. The Forest museum gives a bit of information about Forests around the area and history of Andamans.
    Heritage Museum
    Shippighat is where Horticultural Garden and farm spread over an area of 80 acres is located which would be of interest to any guests with interest in Botany and Horticulture.
    Chidiya Tapu Biological Park lies at about 20 kms from Port Blair in South Andaman. The park is where bird watchers and Butterfly watchers would head for. Chidiya Tapu is also renowned for its sunset point and therefore a popular point where tourists converge in evenings.
    Bird Watching
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Wandoor at 29 kms from Port Blair offers silver sand beaches and excellent waters for swimming and snorkelling.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Jolly Buoy Island (Part of Islands Covered in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park) is where one gets to see see corals. Zebra fish is commonly seen around these Corals. Red Skin Island is island is similar to Jolly Buoy and both remain open for tourists for 6 months alternately. Both are accessible via a boat ride from Wandoor.
    View Point, Rides
    Boating, Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Lohabarrack Crocodile Sanctuary is home of Saltwater Crocodiles. Sanctuary is spread over an area of 100 sq km and is situated north of Marine National Park in Wandoor at about 30 kms from Port Blair.
    Crocodile Bank

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Aberdeen BazaarA town centre area, Aberdeen Bazaar is where one finds shops lined up selling cheap clothing and goods.Transit/Business/Holiday-
Bidhabad VillageA hinterland location at 4 kms from AirportGetaway-
Corbyns CoveA beachfront 5 kms from town centre Holiday/Getaway1
GoalgharA city centre location where value segment and mid-segment hotels are situatedTransit/Business/Holiday2
Goodwill Estate4 kms from city centre enroute to Corbyns Cove overlooking the oceanHoliday/Getaway1
Junglighat2 kms South West of town centre near Junglighat jetty and considered other end of what is generally considered a town centre area..Transit/Business/Holiday-
Marine HillA town centre location offering sea viewsTransit/Business/Holiday2
Phoenix BayA town centre location in close proximity to the Jetty. Megapode nest stuated nearby offers excellent sea views.Transit/Business/Holiday4
South PointA town centre location offering sea viewsTransit/Business/Holiday2
FerrurgunjFerrurgunj lies 20-30 kms from Port Blair where experiential stays are located.Getaway/Experiential1
ChidiyatapuChidiyatapu lies at 25 kms from Port Blair offering stunning views of the Andaman Sea. The area is ideal for getaway seekers looking to stay away from touristy Port Blair.Getaway-
DollygunjDollygunj is set at about 2-4 kms from Airport and is where a lot of Govt offices and Govt institution offices are located.Transit/Business1
Airport in Port Blair
  • Veer Savarkar Airport ( IXZ ) , Port Blair
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