Top 8 Places to visit in Port Blair

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Best things to do in Port Blair and sightseeing in Port Blair

This is the capital of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and lies on the southernmost part of Andaman. This is also the largest city of the twin islands and mainly famous for the beautiful beaches with palm lined shores. The uneven terrains with forests lined on both sides make the best driving route. A visit to this place will make you fall in love completely. The major attractions are the Cellular Jail, Samudrika Museum, Corbyn's Cove Beach. Some of the other tourist attractions here include Chatham Sawmill, Children's Traffic Park, Chiriya Tafu, Diglipur, Forest Museum, Fisheries Museum, Gandhi Park, Jolly Buoy Islands and many more. Port Blair is more on the tribal region and so the traditional language is the Nicobarese. The other common languages spoken here are Hindi, Bengali, English, Tamil and Malayalam.

Andaman Cellular Jail - Port Blair

Located in the Nicobar Islands, this jail rose to prominence during the British Raj in India. Many a social activist have spent days and months in this jail as a result of protests against the British rule. The building of this prison started in the year 1896 and was completed in 1906, The other name of this place is the Kala Pani Jail. During the British rule, any person who used to raise their voices against the British used to be trapped punished and imprisoned in the Viper Jail or the Andaman Cellular Jail and were tortured till death. Many brave men perished due to the intolerable pain.
The first look at the jail's entrance gave me goosebumps. We were actually entering the infamous and well-known KaalaPaani. The valor, sacrifice, eagerness to die for the motherland and courage of our freedom fighters seemed to peep from each of those cells there. The front ground has a V shaped stretch of the real prison cells symmetrically built and boasting of the architectural beauty. There are 2 timings for the light and sound show in the evening. One at 6:15 pm and the second one at 7:15 pm(for details, see the attached photos). The entire show takes you long back in time and narration by Om Puri leaves a mark. Knowing the hardships faced by Veer Savarkar(Port Blair airport names after him) revive the patriotic hero in you. Its the time when you realize our country's painful and torturous past. It definitely is a must visit on one of the evenings and the park opposite to the Cellular Jail can be used to take a stroll later. The park has statues of few of the freedom fighters and is surrounded by small vendors for tea, sun-hats, jhaalmuri.
Monika Sharma

173 Followers, 8 Reviews


The Cellular Jail – or more popular as Kaala Paani – was a terrifying complex. It was well maintained with a nice courtyard and lawns but thinking of the history and the torture that the inmates were put through, anyone would cringe. As we entered, there was a hall with photos and exhibits depicting the making of the prison, the list of prisoners and the story behind this place. We proceeded to the cells which were locked with very innovative locks – would be impossible to pick it open from within.
Anand Menon

256 Followers, 36 Reviews


Andaman was a place of exile and just this place is known as kaalapani Jail. In the evening this place exhibits great light and music show with narrative of the history about the islands.
Kewal Dedhia

79 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
Historic tours, photography
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM, Closed on Mondays and Public holidays
Budget
Adults- INR 10, Children below 5 years- Free, Still Camera- INR 25, Video Camera- INR 100

Corbyns Cove Beach - Port Blair

This is one of the busier beaches of the city of Port Blair. The white sandy beach, blue waters and the palm trees make a wonderful scenery. The beach is safe for swimming and also for picnics. There are a number of eateries lined along the outer portion of the beaches and the taste of food is just awesome. Other than that the beach line is long and thus is perfect for evening or early morning strolls with the sea breeze brushing across your face.
This was the first beach we visited and undoubtedly it was one of those serene, so much cleaner and beautiful beaches. We decided to witness the sunrise over this beach and reached by 6 AM. We were quite before time and hence could play around and click several of the horizon, sea, friends, coconut trees pictures. It was a bit cloudy hence we couldn't see the full fledged sunrise but this was a good start of out Andaman trip. This beach also proved to have a special significance for us because 2 of our friends had been to a beach for the first time in their lives and they were simply amazed at what all a simple sea beach can offer and what can it do to you.
Monika Sharma

173 Followers, 8 Reviews


We then proceeded to Corbyn’s Cove Beach which was on the edge of this island. The drive along Marine Drive to the beach was truly breath-taking – smooth roads curving along the coast, clear waters on the left and a gentle breeze in the hair. The beach was beautiful with a lot of coral washed ashore. We relived our childhood when we used to collects shells on the beach, but this time we picked out the most beautiful and intricate corals. We walked along the shore till the end of the beach where we found some nice photo spots.
Anand Menon

256 Followers, 36 Reviews


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Things to do
swimming, picnics, walking, photography
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Budget
Free

Cellular Jail - Port Blair

This place is also called Kala Pani and was used as by the British to imprison those Indian revolutionaries who instilled thoughts of a free nation in the minds of the masses during the first war of independence. This place has a reputation of being the most torturous and inhuman of prisons on earth. Rebel from Indian, Karachi and Burma were also exiled here in the year 1896. During World War II, the prison was taken over by the Japanese and many British soldiers were then imprisoned here. The prison walls tell stories of how the Japanese would torture the prisoners here.
The colonial prison built by the British, also popularly known as Kala Pani was used to exile political prisoners during the Indian Independence revolution.
Aditi Singh

12 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
October through March
Things to do
Feel the chill and terror as one walks through this place of human torture.
Open Hours
Except on Mondays, the prison is open all the other days of the week from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and then again from 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm.
Budget
INR 5.00 is charged as an entry fee. T carry a still camera one needs to pay INR 10.00 and for a video camera, INR 50.0

Veer Savarkar International Airport - Port Blair

So, after a long period of waiting, we finally planned an outing to the paradise of beaches, The Andamans. I mentioned a 'we' because I went there with my family. Yes I am 23 and it sounds strange when I say I went to such a romantic and scenic place with my family, haha, but better to have something than nothing. I prefer traveling alone, but traveling to a place as far and like Andamans, it all managed to be with my family for the time being. But I traveled within the place mostly alone, just was with them at the night in the hotel. Coming back to the topic, The Andamans is a must visit place like many other places in our beloved India. I had a 7 night stay at the place, and I am going to give a full detailed view of the place for travelers planning to go there and for all my fellow readers. Since I am into Photography, I'll share my photos here for a more scenic view of the place. Day 1, We left from the IGI Airport, Delhi on SpiceJet at 9 in the morning. We were suppose to land at 2 in the afternoon, but I could feel the essence of the place by peeping in through my seat window, yes I got a window seat, with the Andaman Sea all below us, and massive pieces of green and brown lands amid them, I couldn't wait to get down. Reached at 2, Port Blair Airport, namely Veer Savarkar Airport, we were welcomed by rain showers, a welcomed gesture compared to the Heat waves in Delhi. Took our hotel cab and went to our Hotel. Rest was just a relaxing evening with tea and snacks in the evening. I'll continue with my full journey from Day 2 of this beautiful place. Hope you all join me and read my itinerary. Love you all.
Shantanu Makkar

2 Followers, 3 Reviews


Anthropological Museum - Port Blair

A lovely museum, this works with the aim of conserving the tribal culture and heritage of the islands. Also, they have different sections for different types and the most attractive is that of the Jarawas. The simple décor of the place might not seem to be very attractive but the way they work shows how passionate they are about their place and do love their heritage.
If you are keen to learn more about the tribes without the hazard of arrows whizzing past, visit the Anthropological Museum. It isn't exactly state-of-the-art, but what it lacks in design, it makes up for in character.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
museum tours
Open Hours
Tuesday- Sunday- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Budget
admission- INR 10, Camera- INR 5

Makruzz Private Limited - Port Blair

This the ferry Makruzz which is to carry to other islands in andaman there are totally three ferries by the way so I am outbounding from port bliar to Neil island . Little excited .
Subash GD

9 Followers, 20 Reviews


Cellular Jail Museum - Port Blair

This is pic from the Cellular Jail Museum. That’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who had come to inspect the Cellular Jail sometime in 1943. The Museum is really good and takes us back into the history of Andaman Islands.
Lets Head Out

236 Followers, 36 Reviews


Megapode Nest - Port Blair

This is a government run holiday Resort in the capital city of Port Blair. They have a descent set of services to offer to the guests and the cleanliness they maintain is commendable. Also, the location of the resort is really good and the cottage style arrangements look nice as well. The food is standard and the rooms too.
Its about 20mins away from the Veer Sawarkar Aiport, PB. Great place to stay! Amazing staff! There are a variety of rooms and suites to choose from. It will cater to all your needs. Besides, the jetty is about 2-3kms away, which is a great advantage in PB.
Sakshi Singh

219 Followers, 4 Reviews


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