Port Blair, Andaman


Capital city of Andaman & Nicobar group of Islands.Port Blair is capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar island group, with a population of around 100,000. Given the beauty of the rest of the Andamans, Port Blair is an upcoming city no different from any other smaller Indian city. Lined up with exotic beaches and coral islands like North Bay, Jolly Buoy, Red Skin, Cinque Island, Port Blair boasts the unique distinction of a beach resort with a city status.
It comprises of people from all over India and one can imagine it as mini India with no conflicts on region and religion. Aside from the historic Cellular Jail, there are quite few places which include Ross Island, Barren Island (known for the only active volcano), Chidiyatapu, Wandoor and few others known for its historical importance.

Cellular Jail, Andaman


The motive of the Islands and the result of the East India Company arriving in the region, Initially built to hold captive the supporters and allied members of the Revolt of 1857, especially of the Maughal Royal family was later extended to hold the Political Prisoners of the Indian Freedom Struggle. The most famous prisoner to be held at the Cellular Jail was “Veer Savarkar”. The Cellular jail was known for its infamous cruelty meted out to prisoners, made to toil under the extreme vagaries of nature without food and water alike, death for the prisoners was an easier option rather than a release or escape.
Torture was meted out to the Prisoners both physically and mentally, by making them to work for long hours on a hand driven oil extractor made of iron to extract coconut and mustard oil and mentally by meeting the prisoners with lashings and left in the open grounds of the prison and forcing the prisoners to watch the executions of their fellow mates. Today a visitor can view the bell tower, gallows, the oil extractor and the same chair that was used by the prison warden.
Dramatized days of the inmates of the Cellular Jail are expressed though a Sound & Light Show, which takes visitors through the excruciating days of the Prisoners of the Raj. The beauty of this Son et lumi?re show is that the views are expressed though a Banyan Tree which acts as the soul of the Cellular Jail. The show is presented in both Hindi and English

Timings: 09:00 to 12:00 hrs and 13:00 to 16:15 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/-

Near to G.B.Pant Hospital, Port Blair
How to Reach : Connected by road

Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Andaman


It’s quite literally heaven on Earth here. Just take one look at Corbyn’s Cove Beach. Miles of pink or pure white powdery sand, with coconut tress on the other side. Endless crystal-clear turquoise waves rolling onto the shore. And when you step into the ocean, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Some of the best and most unspoiled beaches in the world are found here at Andaman.

Timings: No fixed timings
Closed on: Open on all days
Ticket Details: tickets/entry fees not required
Video Camera : Rs. 0/-
Still Camera : Rs. 0/-

Port Blai, Andaman
How to Reach : Connected by road

Ross Island, Andaman


Ross island the then capital of Andaman And Nicobar islands during British period from 1858 to 1942 and 1945 to 1947. During 1942 to 1945, the island was under to grip of Japanese. This island is now under Indian Navy. This is just 20minutes sea journey from Aberdeen jetty of Port Blair. Cruises and port charters are available very frequently from Aberdeen to Ross island. People can also reach Ross island after visiting North bay coral island.
In Ross island people can see the ruins of buildings built during British period. Ruins of Church, Printing press, Government offices, Power house, Tennis court, Bakery, pond etc… can be seen. A museum called Smrithika is being maintained by Navy in this island. Some old photographs, documentary and photo copies of letters regarding the Ross island are displayed. A graveyard of Britishers surrounded by coconut palm trees is also available here. People can also visit the beaches located at the other side of the island by walk. Fearless deers and peacocks are found in the island. The island is full of coconut and palm trees. There are so many places in the island for the visitors to sit and relax.

Timings: 09:30 to 16:00 hrs
Closed on: Wednesdays
Ticket Details: Rs. 20/- per person
Video Camera : Rs. 20/-
Still Camera : Rs. 50/-

Port Blair, Andaman
How to Reach : Ferry ride from aberdeen jetty, Port Blair

North Bay Island, Andaman


Also known as Coral Island Located nearer to Phoenix jetty of Port Blair, this beach is also very famous for under water corals. Snorkeling and scuba diving is available. All sort of facilities are available for the people like food, clothes for rent, lockers, huts for taking rest etc. Some travellers prefer to stay more time in North bay to enjoy the sea corals through snorkeling and scuba diving. Normal trip package goes with Viper island first, North bay next and Ross island last. Unlike Jolly buoy and Red skin beaches, the crowd in North bay coral beach is more.

Timings: 09:30 to 16:00 hrs
Closed on: Wednesdays
Ticket Details: No charge
Video Camera : No charge
Still Camera : No charge

Port Blair, Andaman
How to Reach : Ferry ride from aberdeen jetty, Port Blair

Viper Island, Andaman


Viper Island is of much historical importance because the first jail was constructed at this island where the offenders were sent to serve their punishment. After the Cellular Jail was made, the convicts were transferred there.
You can go and explore the cells where the prisoners were kept in Viper Island at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The gallows is sited at the top of the mound. It is the place where the people sentenced to death were hanged till death. One of the very famous freedom fighter Sher Ali, who killed the Lord Mayo, the Viceroy of India in 1872 , was hanged here.
Once you are at this historic island, you feel the touch of past among the flowing breeze. Viper Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands derived its name from the vessel “Viper” which carried Lieutenant Archibald Blair to this island in the year 1789 for instituting punishable laws. As per the punishable laws, any convict who disobeyed the rules were gagged and made to work on the island.
The scenic beauty of the Viper Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is also commendable. You would be fascinated by the charming vegetation and natural beaches there. The small piece of land that is surrounded by waters is accessible only through water and is one of the favorite tourist hangouts.

Timings: 09:30 to 16:00 hrs
Closed on: Wednesdays
Ticket Details: No charge
Video Camera : No charge
Still Camera : No charge

Port Blair, Andaman
How to Reach : Ferry ride from aberdeen jetty, Port Blair

Mt. Harriet, Andaman


Mount Harriet National Park is found in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Ferrargunj tehsil. It is a national park, spread over an area of 46.62 sq km and is also considered as Andaman and Nicobar Island’s highest point. For the Britishers staying in these island, the national park was considered as a famous picnic spot.
The place has the name from the name of Robert Christopher Tytler’s wife. He was the soldier in the British forces, who was appointed as officiating Superintendent of the Convict Settlement in the Port Blair region, because of his knowledge of nature and passion for photography, from the year of 1862 till 1864.
The park is well known for the animals such as saltwater crocodiles, wild pigs, robber crab and turtles.

Timings: No timings
Closed on: Open on all days
Ticket Details: Rs. 50/- per person
Video Camera : Rs. 50/-
Still Camera : Rs. 150/-

Ferrargunj Tehsil, Andaman
How to Reach : Ferry ride from chatham jetty, Port Blair

Jolly Buoy Island, Andaman


Located at a distance of around 15 Nautical Miles from the Wandoor Jetty, inside the Mahatma Gandhi National Park, the Island boasts of a beach of almost white sand and a mixture of both shallow and deep waters and is one of the most coveted spots for snorkelling enthusiasts, closer to Port Blair. The transparency of the water lets one see the beauty of the Pillar, Star, Brain & Fungia Corals. There are experienced guides to provide assistance for amateur snorkelers and provision of Glass Bottom Boats. Even those not proficient in swimming can enjoy in the shallow waters with ease.
The Marine life at the Island is exquisite to the region and boasts of the most colourful fauna in terms of fish, sea cucumbers and Star Fish.Use of plastic is prohibited in the island due to the fragile ecosystem and travellers are requested to kindly comply.

Timings: 09:30 to 16:00 hrs
Closed on: Mondays
Ticket Details: a) Adult Rs. 50/- per person b) Child between 12 -15 yrs Rs. 25
Video Camera : Rs. 50/-
Still Camera : Rs. 25/-

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman
How to Reach : Ferry ride from Wandoor, Port Blair

Red Skin Island, Andaman


It is the exotic locale of the Red Skin Island at Andaman and Nicobar Islands that attracts visitors from all across the globe due to its unique and enigmatic beauty that will surely captivate you in a state of trance. Being positioned inside the premises of the Marine National Park, the Red Skin Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is bequeathed with a varied range of natural marvels which truly dazzles the on-lookers.
One can experience the thrill of snorkeling here. Basically, snorkeling is the name dowered to the gliding over the surface of the water while being half-submerged. It is absolutely essential to have a diving mask on so that you do not miss viewing the marine fauna and flora that exists beneath the surface of the water. You can also have swim fins on to facilitate you to in swimming.

Timings: 09:30 to 16:00 hrs
Closed on: Mondays
Ticket Details: a) Adult Rs. 50/- per person b) Child between 12 -15 yrs Rs. 25
Video Camera : Rs. 50/-
Still Camera : Rs. 25/-

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman
How to Reach : Ferry ride from Wandoor, Port Blair

Chidiyatapu, Andaman


Chidiyatapu is a tiny fishing village situated at the southern most tip of South Andaman Island. It is about 25 km from Port Blair in Andaman District. The place is also famous for its 46 varieties of endemic birds, white spotted deer and seasonal orchids. This village has earned the name, Bird Island.

Timings: No timings
Closed on: Open on all days
Ticket Details : Rs. 0/-
Video Camera : Rs. 0/-
Still Camera : Rs. 0/-

Port Blair, Andaman
How to Reach : Connected by road

Chatham Saw Mill, Andaman


The privilege of not only being Asia’s largest and oldest saw mill, but having an entire Island to itself makes Chatham Saw Mill stand out from the ordinary. Established in 1883 the mill has been operating for over 175 years, keeping in place the original machinery and technology of wood processing.
Not to be missed at the Mill is the system of transporting logs and wood across rails, powered by a diesel locomotive and having a unique navigation system, where a unit can be turned by even 360 degrees with minimum ease.

Timings: 08:00 to 14:30
Closed on: Sundays 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/-

Chatham Island, Port Blair
How to Reach : Connected by road

Anthropological Museum, Andaman


The Anthropological Museum located west of Aberdeen Bazaar (Port Blair). The museums preserve ancient tools, cloths and models of aborigines of Andaman and Nicobar islands.

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/-

Opposite to Pay & Accounts Office, Port Blair
How to Reach : Connected by road

Naval Marine Museum, Andaman


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.

Timings: 14:00 to 16:30 hrs
Closed on: Mondays and Public Holidays.
Ticket Details: (a) Adult: Rs. 20/- per person. (b) Child: Below 5 years no ticket.
Video Camera : Rs. 10/-
Still Camera : Rs. 25/-

Opposite to Teal House, Port Blair
How to Reach : Connected by road