Total 11 destination found in Port Blair

Cellular Jail (Alfastan Jail)   Port Blair

The Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani (derived from Sanskrit words Kal which means Time or Death and Pani which means Water), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable dissidents such as Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar, among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for Indias independence. Today, the complex serves as a national memorial monum

Architecture   Port Blair

Upon completion in 1906 the building had seven wings, at the centre of which a tower served as the intersection and was used by guards to keep watch on the inmates; this format was based on Jeremy Benthams idea of the Panopticon. The wings radiated from the tower in straight lines, much like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. A large bell was kept in the tower to raise an alarm. Each of the seven wings had three stories upon completion. There were no dormitories and a total of 693 cells. Each cell

Ross Island   Port Blair

Ross Island is one of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, about 2 km east of Port Blair. It was the Administrative Headquarters for the islands, before an earthquake rocked it in 1941. The headquarters were then shifted to Port Blair. One can see remnants of an opulent past in the ruins of the church, swimming pool and the chief commissioners residence with its huge gardens and grand ballrooms. There is also a cemetery and a small museum managed by the Indian Navy. The museum has on display a colle

Corbyns Cove   Port Blair

The Corbyn’s Cove, is a serene and unspoiled soft sandy beach, set in picturesque background of lush green coconut palms and pleasant blue sea. The main attractions of this beach are the inviting water sports activities like surfing, scuba diving and boating. The Corbyn’s Cove beach, situated 8 kms from the City centre is the closest Beach from the city. This coconut- palm fringed beach, is ideal for swimming, surfing and sun bathing. The Waves Restaurant, The Peerless Sarovar Portico Resort an

Chidiya Tapu   Port Blair

Chidiyatapu is about 25 kms from main Port Blair city and is well connected by road. It is the southernmost point of South Andaman district. One can easily reach here by hiring a cab. The best time to visit is of course in summers as that is when you have clear sky and a lovely myriad of sunset colors in the sky. During rainy season, there is hardly any view as the sky is grey and covered with clouds. This is a picture of the place in rainy season. While in many islands, you can view sunsets acr

Anthropological Museum   Port Blair

This museum showcases important things and documents from the time of original inhbitants of the islands, prior to the British invasion. The Andaman and Nicobar islands were primarily dominated by four main tribes, judiciously spread acrodd the different sections of the group of islands. These tribes are Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges which are a part of the Negrito Tribes of Andaman, accompnaied by two more Mongoloid tribes of the Nicobar known as Nicobarese and Shompens

Samudrika Marine Museum   Port Blair

Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is a museum situated in Port Blair in India . The museum is run by the Indian Navy. This museum aims to generate awareness about the environment in the ocean and the marine life. The museum has five sections presenting history of Andaman Islands, Geographical information, people of Andaman, Archaeology and Marine life. The main attraction of the museum is the large skeleton display of a blue whale. The museum gives information about the various aspects of coral and

Andaman Water Sports Complex   Port Blair

The Andaman Water Sports Complex at Port Blair, offers Safe water sports activities and also Adventure water sports activities such as joy rides on speed boats, Jet Ski & Banana rides. The North Bay beach, which is north of Port Blair, provides snorkeling opportunities around its fringing coral reefs. There are various adventure sport activities available at North Bay beach. These activities include scuba diving, sea walk, speed boat cruise, snorkeling. This place is also ideal for wilderness

Jolly Buoy Island   Port Blair

Jolly Buoy Island is situated in South Andaman Island. Located very close to Wandoor, Jolly Buoy Island is part of the famous Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park along with a few other islands. Jolly Buoy Island is one of the prime tourist destinations in Andaman and Nicobar as the varied landscape includes mangrove swamps, tropical rainforests, pristine white sandy beaches, and coral reefs. The main activities one can experience at Jolly Buoy Island are snorkelling and scuba diving. Boat trip

Gandhi Park   Port Blair

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Port Blair is a newly built park that is located near Wandoor beach, Port Blair. It is a man made park with models of flora and fauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and these models are kept under specific climatic conditions that are maintained in the park. Gandhi Park has samusement rides, a garden, a small narrow trail around a small lake inside the premises, water sports, historic remains of a Japanese temple and a war bunker.

Chattam Saw Mill   Port Blair

Chattam Saw Mill is located at Chattam which is 15 minutes from the STS bus terminus and the travel to this place is very cheap. The prominent feature of Chattam is the presence of the saw mill which is the oldest and the largest in Asia. It was built by British rulers for production of wood for their people in India. The Chatham Saw Mill, which was established in 1883 with the second hand imported machines, met the local requirement of timber for construction works. British used to export timbe