Port Blair for centuries has been synonyms to Kala Pani, thanks to the British Raj. Kala Pani, also known as the Cellular Jail,was started by the Britishers to punish freedom fighters who raised their voice for the desire of an Independent Nation. Kala Pani prison in this remote archipelago was the worst form of punishment that was given to the freedom fighters as it meant total isolation and exile. Cellular Jail is the most visited place in Port Blair.
Reaching Port Blair :
Port Blair has its own airport, the other option is to reach by ship from Kolkata and Vizag port. Port Blair is the gateway to the islands of Andaman.
Top things to do in Port Blair :
1) Cellular Jail : The notorious prison of Kala Pani has been turned into a museum now and is a must visit in Port Blair.
2) Cellular Jail Light and Sound Show : This is undoubtedly the best Light and sound show of India. One gets to hear the painful stories of the atrocities that were committed on the prisoners. This show will definitely bring shivers down your spine. One can book the tickets online or get it from the counter.
3) Anthropological Museum : This museum is a very informative one displaying every detail about the life of tribes of Andaman and Nicobar island. One should definitely visit this place to know as the famous Jarawa tribe of Andaman.
4) Corbyn Cove Beach : This is the only beach in Port Blair and is perfect for spending a lazy evening strolling near the beach. One can indulge in activity like Jet Ski or can simply sip some hot chai and enjoy the waves. The best time to visit is in the evening as the beach lights add to the glamour giving the beach a party vibe.