The CELLULAR jail, a National Memorial, is located at Port Blair which stood as a mute witness to the most brutal and barbaric atrocities meted out to national freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this jail.
The jail, completed in the year 1906 acquired the name 'Cellular' because it was entirely made up of individual cells for solitary confinement. It originally was a seven-block structure with three stories and a central tower acting as its fulcrum comprising of honeycomb like corridors.
Timings : 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm (Opens in All days except National holidays).
The Sound and Light show in the Cellular Jail narrates the saga of the Indian freedom struggle, brought alive through sound and light effect of the brutal and barbaric atrocities piled on the freedom fighters deported to these islands and incarcerated in the small cells of this jail. This show is very popular among the tourists visiting these islands.
Timing: Two Hindi shows on all days at 6:00 pm and at 7:15 pm except on Monday, Wednesday & Friday when second show is in English at 7:15 pm.
This small island, less than a square kilometer stands right across Port Blair. This island served as the capital to the Britishers from 1858 to 1941 when the Japanese occupied it and converted it to a 'POW site'. This island homes the ruins of the church, Chief Commissioner's house, the Cathedral and graveyard of the Britishers and few other important landmarks which today is hugged by wild wines and huge roots and trunks of century old trees. To reach Ross Island, private ferries are available from Aberdeen Jetty except on Wednesday.
Sound & Light show narrating the history can be seen on all days except Wednesday at 5.30 pm. Tickets (comprising of tickets for the boat, show as well as entry to Ross Island) are available on first come first serve basis from the reception counter of Directorate of Tourism from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm on the same day. Rates of tickets are Rs. 250/- (adult), Rs. 150/- (Children between 5 - 12 Years).
The Anthropological museum in Port Blair started in the year 1975-76, is an ethnographic museum. It showcases the four Negrito Tribes of the Andaman viz. the Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges and two Mongoloid Tribes of the Nicobar viz. the Nicobarese and the Shompens. This museum is closed on Mondays and Govt. Holidays.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 01.00 PM and 02.00 PM to 04.45 PM.
This museum is situated adjacent to the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sport Complex, Port Blair, which exhibits species of marine life endemic to the islands and found in the Indo-Pacific and the Bay of Bengal. It is closed on Mondays/Public Holidays/Second Saturdays.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 01.00 PM and 01.30 PM to 04.30 PM.
Situated opposite Andaman Teal House, Delanipur, Port Blair, this museum create awareness on various aspects of oceanic environment and houses a vast collection of cells, corals and a few species of colourful fishes of the sea around the islands. Closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM.
Situated near Andaman Teal House, this museum exhibits several varieties of sponges, corals, butterflies, centipedes etc. It is open on all working days except Mondays and Govt. Holidays.
Timings: 08:30 AM to 05.00 PM.
Famous for its scuba, sea walk, Snorkeling and corals North Bay has a lot to offer when it come for water activities.One of the busiest islands of Andamans, North Bay is half an hour ride via boat.Other than its activities nature has a vital role to make this island a must visit place.
Andaman is filled with beaches and places which gives a beautiful sunset .But Chidyatapu come at the top of the pile. Nothing compare to the sunset here. While in many islands, you can view sunsets across the vast ocean, in Chidiyatapu, the sun actually sinks inside the sea but behind a small hill, and that is what makes the view unique. One can easily reach here by hiring a cab.
Jolly Buoy is a part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. It is one of the two islands open for tourists along with Red Skin Island. The island is famous for its amazing marine life and Snorkeling. To reach Jolly Buoy Island, one has to first reach Wandoor by road. Wandoor is 30 kms. from Port Blair. Jolly buoy is a No Plastic zone. Before leaving to Jolly Buoy Island, people have to submit the list of all plastic items at Wandoor beach. The first thing you do before you reach the Jolly Buoy Island and step onto the white sands and dip your feet into the clear waters, take a complimentary ride in a glad bottomed boat which transfers you from the ferry to the islands. The underwater experience is worth a lifetime
Baratang is 100 kms away from Port Blair. One has to travel by road and cross a creek on a vehicle ferry at Middle Strait to reach Baratang. Here u can explore Limestone Cave which is half and hour ride from a personal boat. This boat ride is magnificent as it passes through a narrow mangrove creek .This Limestone are sedimentary rocks formed at the bottom of sea. You can find these rocks growing from the ground and some hanging from the top. This cave should never be missed in your trip
Covered with lush green coconut palms corbyn's cove beach is the one of the nearest and crowded beach. It’s about 20 mins from the city and on the drive towards you will have eye catching views. Corbyn’s is one of the busiest beaches as it offers jet-ski rides, speed boat rides and people are allowed to enter the water. You can swim or if you a kind of water shy then just walk across the beach or relax on the chairs provided on the beach .From here you can get a stunning view of a small island called as "snake islands"
Almost one of the highest destinations to be visited in Andaman's, this National Park is enriched with species of flora and fauna. Almost an hour from the city, one can reach here with cab. It. is surrounded by evergreen forest which gives it a trademark of nature’s place. One can spend a beautiful evening here at the top .Its view is one of the most relaxing things to human eyes, have lunch inside the eco-hut or go for trekking. The view from here is the one you find behind the 20rs note.
Sitapur Beach is 5 kilometers to the south and at the tip of the island. This beach is best suited to watch the sunrise with an impressive backdrop of natural vegetation and limestone formations. Lovely sunrise. Serene Beach. Good for a swim.
Lakshmanpur lies 2 km north of the Neil jetty with lots of coral formation, ornamental fish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, star fish etc. The main attraction here is the natural rock formations.
Beach number 7 (or more commonly known as Radhanagar Beach) was crowned with the title of ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ and world’s No 7 beach. Known for its picturesque sunset, white sand and turquoise blue waters, the beach is a very popular hub lying on the western coast of Havelock Island. It is easy to enjoy this postcard perfect beach – lie down and marvel at the sunset, or go in for a quick swim.
Due to its reputation and popularity one would expect crowds of people rushing to the beach, but the most amazingly the Radhanagar remains mostly empty compared to other popular beaches of the world. There’s a watersports centre at the beach where visitors can hire snorkelling and scuba equipment and boats.
This beach is another ideal site for snorkeling. It has a rich coral reef formation and amazing underwater marine life. One can reach Elephant beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 40 minutes.
There are no particular visiting hours for Elephant Beach and one can go anytime one pleases. However, if you are going for some bird watching then early morning or evening is the preferred time.