What To See around Port Blair :
Set up in 1975 at Hadoo, this museum is a storehouse of the artifacts and materials of daily use by the tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands such as canoes, weapons, cloths etc.
Completed in 1906, Cellular Jail has got its name from the isolated cells where the freedom fighters were imprisoned. The structure of the jail is comprised of seven three storied wings, with a central tower. The names of the freedom fighters are engraved on this watch tower. Today, Cellular Jail stands in a dilapidated condition as an aftermath of Japanese invasion and Tsunami more recently.
It is high point on a hillock which provides a scenic view of the surrounding islands and also is a perfect place to enjoy sunrises.
Though it is named as `mini`, it is comprised of some rare species of animals as well as birds.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park: Covering 281.5 kms the park is rich in its coral contents and marine lives. It is also a seat of various water sports.
Chatam Saw Mill:
Built way back in 1836, this is the largest saw mill in entire Asia till date.
Sippighat Agricultural Farm:
This 80 acres farm, maintained by the Government, produces bulk of the spices in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
How To Reach Port Blair :
By Air :
Port Blair is connected to Chennai, Kolkatta and Bangkok by air.
By Ship :
Ship services are available to Port Blair regularly from Chennai, Kolkatta and Visakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailing`s every month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is a sailing from vishakhapatnam once in a month. The voyage takes about three days and the ship normally berth at Port Blair for about two days.
When To Visit :
The best time to visit Port Blair is between October and March.