Our flight from Mumbai Reached Portblair around 7.20 am, we were welcomed by a Travel associate, to head towards the hotel. I should add, Portblair is more like any other city with well-equipped amenities and transport system. We had an overnight flight so needless to say, on reaching, all I wanted was a bed. After freshening up, I dozed off until 1.00 pm, when I got a call from the hotel manager to ask about lunch. Yes, in most of the hotels at Portblair, you need to order your food couple of hours before your meal-time. And, you do not expect exquisite food options in all restaurants and hotels. You do get some options near the market area, though. So, after a hearty meal, we were ready to explore the Central attraction of Portblair, ‘The Cellular Jail’. It’s a gigantic, magnificent and very cunning architecture. What fascinated most, were the windows of one wing that are uniquely facing just the empty walls of other wing to prevent any communication between prisoners. The structure had overall 7 wings, out of which 3 are preserved till now. You get an access to go and witness the interiors and at the top of the structure as well. The evening light and sound show would have been also a treat, exploring some details of the Indian Freedom struggle, but unfortunately, the sudden showers shattered the show and we had no option but to curse the rain that day. Without much options left, we left for the hotel.
(P.S. If you are a solo traveller, make sure you wind up most of your shopping and hopping by 8.00-8.30pm. It becomes slightly deserted at night with just the restaurants being open.)