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Places to Visit in Port Blair

Places to Visit in Port Blair

Are you planning a trip to Port Blair and wondering which places to include in your itinerary? Look no further! In this article, we’ll take a look at the 20 best places to visit in Port Blair that will leave you mesmerized.

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Tips for Travelers visiting Port Blair:

Jolly buoy island Ferry

Best Single Day Itinerary for visiting Tourists Attractions in Port Blair

There are 15 + tourists spot  in Port Blair that tourists to be paid a visit. Here is one of the tour itinerary for Port Blair, that you can cover in one single day

Port Blair in the Morning
  • 9.00 am to 10.00 am
    Aquarium visit
  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
    Anthropological Museum
  • 11.00 am to 11.30 noon
    Chatham Saw Mill
  • Have lunch from either of the famous restaurants in Port Blair:
    Light House, Annapoorna Ananda Restaurant, Icy Spicy etc
Port Blair in the Evening
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
    Cellualar Jail day visi
  • 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
    Corbyn’ beach
  • 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm
    Chidiya tapu & Munda Pahad
Port Blair in the Night
  • 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
    Shopping in Aberdeen Bazaar and Junglighat
  • 7.50 pm to 8.30 pm
    Light Show at Cellular Jail
Islands Nearby Port Blair

Port Blair city is surrounded by many tiny islands. In these few of them can be visited as we have direct ferries & speed boat going there. You can add these islands in your Port Blair itinerary as well. Most of the islands near to Port Blair doesn’t allow a night stay there and we must return back by evening. 

  • Ross Island
    2 KM  from Port Blair city. Can easily be reached from speed boat from Aberdeen Jetty
  • Jolly buoy Island
    28 KM from Port Blair city . A very famous island under Mahatma Gandhi Marine national park. This again to be reached in Ferries departing everyday 8.30 am from Wandoor Jetty
  • North Bay
    15 KM from Port Blair city, but it’s also connected via land. Since there is no road till here, ferries are the best option to reach North Bay from Port Blair.

 

Important Note:

Before visiting any island and tourists spot in Port Blair, it’s requested to learn about the process and permits involved to enter it

Top Most Places of Port Blair City

Name

Distance from
City Centre

Time to
Explore

Why to Visit

BOOK TRIP

Aberdeen Bazaar

0.5 KM

2-3 hours

Shopping

 

Cellular JailInsie the Cellular Jail in Port Blair which is a must visit tourists spot of Adaman

1 KM

2- 3 hours

Historical Facts &
a monument

Book Cab

Aquarium

1 KM

1 hours

Learn about fishes &
underwater World

 

Mairna Park & Flag Point

1 .5 KM

2- 3 hours

Evening walks and
street foods

 

Anthropological Museum

3 KM

1 hour

Tribal Museum

Boo k Cab

Samudrika Museum

4 KM

1 hour

Artifacts

 

Chatham Saw Mill

5 KM

1 hour

Oldest Mill of
Asia

 

Corbyn’s Beach

6 KM

2 hours

Relaxing and
water Sports

 

Ross Island

6 KM

3 hours

British ruins and
century old architectures

Book Boat

North Bay

8 KM

   

30+ Top Tourists Places to Visit in Port Blair

Cellular Jail

Jolly buoy island Ferry

The Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, is a must-visit attraction in Port Blair. It is a historic prison that was used to imprison Indian freedom fighters during the colonial era. The jail now serves as a national monument and a museum that showcases the struggles of Indian freedom fighters. Visitors can see the original cells, where the prisoners were kept in inhumane conditions, and learn about India’s struggle for independence through various exhibits and a light and sound show.

A very famous Indian freedom fight, Veer Savarkar was kept in this Jail. So, this serves as a Veer Savarkar memorial point

Ross Island

Jolly buoy island Ferry

Ross Island is a beautiful island located just a short boat ride away from Port Blair. The island was once the administrative headquarters of the British in the Andaman Islands and is now a popular tourist destination. Visitors can explore the ruins of the British buildings, enjoy the scenic views, and interact with friendly deer that roam freely on the island. The building and structures here are mostly made up of stones

Japanese Bunkers

Jolly buoy island Ferry

Ross Island is also home to Japanese bunkers that were used during World War II. The bunkers offer a glimpse into the island’s wartime history

Ross island Lighthouse

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A ruined Lighthosue at the rear bottom end of Ross Island. Its connected by a newly constructed wooden bridge. In order to witness this epic structure you need to hire a Golf craft at the entry of Ross island.

Church

Jolly buoy island Ferry

An old Churchd demsolsied church by an earthquake at that time, will give you a vibe of something that you are in the history itself. Ocated at the centre of the island. The architecture will make in awe! This is can easily be rached by a walk . A very famous picttureqiue spot of Ross island

Other Ruins

There are many other runines which includes

  • Bakery: A beautiful red colored stoned building. It was built in the 19th Century to meet the demans of bread and other food times
  • Barracks: This old structure was the place where all soldiers were trained. With all inveneyory of weapony to fight at those times.
  • An Old Club: A club was also constructed here to please the higher officals and to have some fun time
  • Graveyward: An Hollywood style burial palce for Birtish officals and wokers of the Isalnd
  • Printing Press: Constructed for the Bristihs administrative work now in cpvred in the very old tree roots
  • Ross island beach: a SMALL ROCKY BEACH AT THE OTHER SIDE OF Ross island facing the infinite ocean. This is a very unique and untouched beach of Andaman, named as Ferrar Beach

Light and Sound Show

A story of the fascinating past that need tp be heard. With this historical show you will be bewildered by the prisoner’s stories that were kept by the Britshers on that island. The Lght and Sound Show can be booked by the ofiacl website. For the ferry you have to take a ticket from the waert Sports Complex. Its always advisable to check if the show is operating from the Tourisms department, as many days it remains cancel as well

Time Table

ShowHindi ShowEnglish Show
Open TimingsMonday to Sunday from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pmMonday to Sunday from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
PriceRs 300 ppRs 300 pp

Source : Official Govt. Website

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Jolly buoy island Ferry

The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a must-visit attraction for nature lovers. The park is home to a diverse range of marine life, including coral reefs, fish, and sea turtles. Visitors can take a glass-bottom boat ride to explore the marine life or go snorkeling and scuba diving. The park is also home to Jolly Buoy Island and Red Skin Island, two of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Islands.

Jolly Buoy Island

Jolly Buoy Island is a popular destination within the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Open for only few months of the year makes this place a very most wanted among all the other places. The island is home to unbeleivalbe beautiful coral reefs,ultra clear waters, and a rich variety of marine life. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling and glass bottom oats ride to explore the underwater world or relax on the beach and enjoy the natural beauty of the island. This place can easily be reached from Port Blair and the jetty is about 20 km from the heart of the city

Red Skin Island

Red Skin Island is another popular destination within the national park that offers stunning views of the sea and a rich variety of marine life. Visitors can go snorkeling or take a glass-bottom boat ride here as well to explore the coral reefs and marine life. Red skin island is an alternative to Jolly buoy. A this open from May to September, while Jolly buoy remains functional from other remaining 6 months the year.

Wandoor Beach

Jolly buoy island Ferry

Located 25 km towards the north west of Port Blair, a beautiful beach destination far away from the city crowd. Its located in a village and a great picnic spot of Port Blair. You can find many beautiful eco-tourism huts & wooden chairs on the beach, where travelers can just sit and watch the sunset and the beautiful ocean of Wandoor for hours. If you are having some extra days in Port Blair this place can be clubbed with Jolly Buoy Island  or Chidya tapu beach

The ambience here is a bit different from other beaches of Port Blair and is also less crowded due to the fact that swimming is not allowed here. So tourists visiting has serenity and relaxation as their main objective.

Hiring a cab from city will cost around 1800 for the roundtrip. Buses are also in good number here departing regularly to and fro Port Blair city. Tourists’ especially couples prefer to visit this beach spot in a 2 wheeler.

Also, this is located near to Mahatma Gandhi marine national park, so you can expect the nature here to be very clean

North Wandoor

On the way towards the beach there is a small path on your right while coming from Port Blair. This will take us to very secluded beach called North Wandoor. The waters of North Wandoor are very beautiful comparatively but the waves and current inside the water is very strong. SO its strcity advisable to stay away cmpletey from the waer. You can visit this spot to witness the nature and untouched enviremntn

Chidiya Tapu

Jolly buoy island Ferry

Chidiya Tapu (Bird Island) is a popular tourist destination in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, known for its rich birdlife. Birdwatchers flock here to see a diverse array of species. Beyond birdwatching, Chidiya Tapu offers stunning ocean vistas and spectacular sunsets. A short trek leads to the secluded Munda Pahad Beach. Scuba diving enthusiasts can explore vibrant coral reefs and marine life near Suar Mundi.

Biological Park

Chidiya Tapu village is also home to a Biological Park that houses a variety of birds, animals, and reptiles. Visitors can take a stroll through the park and observe the animals in their natural habitat. Entry is just Rs 50 /-

Chidya tapu beach

A beautiful beach en route to Chidyat tapu. You can easily visit here at any time of the day to explore the blue wates. Also, the beach stretch is very long and filled with beautiful rocks, lush deep greeneries and fallen trees. There is also a small old bunker on the way that you can have a click on the go. This windy beach is very popular tourists’ attraction of Port Blair.

Swimming is prohibited due to the nearby crocodile sanctuaries, yet this beach offers a tranquil atmosphere perfect for relaxation. Couples especially cherish its stunning sunset views, making it a favored spot among tourists seeking romantic experiences.

You can hire a taxi or 2 wheeler if you are not travelling in a tour package.

Munda Pahad Beach

Located at the end of Chidya Tapu, Munda Phad Beach is the most popular beach in Port Blair. The beach boasts stunning white sand and an idyllic ambience, complemented by eco-huts and the backdrop of evergreen forests. However, it’s important to note that the beach gets closed by 5:30 PM, so plan accordingly.

As a part of Chidya Tapu, the beach falls under the crocodile-protected zone, and visitors should venture into the water only within the marked area. The beach is a great picnic spot, and you can also enjoy games and a short trail to Munda Phad viewpoint.

Munda Pahad View Point

Munda Phad viewpoint is a must-visit tourist spot in the Port Blair. It has to be reached via trek from the Munda Pahad beach which is around 3-4 km of walk. But the view that it offers of the Andaman Sea with the lush greenery will make you go spellbound.

This trek to Munda Pahad view point takes you through a dense forest path, where you’ll come across a lighthouse and a few broken huts. After trekking for about 45 minutes you will reach the point some some 700 ft above sea level.

Also, remember to carry essentials such as light clothes, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and sufficient water. You can also hire local tour guide to enhance your trekking experience by leaning more about the flora and fauna of the place .

Corbyn's Cove Beach

Jolly buoy island Ferry

Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a popular tourist spot located just 8 km from the city center. It is a beautiful, crescent-shaped beach that offers stunning views of the sea and the surrounding hills. The beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing.

This is generaly visted in the evening to enjoy tea with ssamosas and other street foods. Visitors can also enjoy water sports such as jet skiing, banana boating, and parasailing from 11.00 am till 5.00 pm. But the most unique thing that tourist visit here fir is Sea Karting , which is a self driving Kart gdied by a professional master. Spot few bunkers here as well! Cab takes alosmt Rs 800 per trip

This beach acts as a starter beach in every tour package of Port Blair due to its close proximity with the city

Anthropolgical Musuem

Jolly buoy island Ferry

Established in 1975, the Zonal Anthroplogical museum speaks about the the captivating story of the various indigenous tribes who have thrived on these islands for millennia. Explore a treasure full of artifacts, handicrafts, photographs, and models that showcase the unique customs, traditions, and lifestyles of the six main tribes of Andaman and Nicoabr islands: the Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese, Onges (indigenous to the Andamans), and the Nicobarese and Shompens (from the Nicobar Islands). It’s like taking a journey back in time Tourists can plan their visit between Tuesday and Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Entry fees are minimal – INR 50 for adults and Here, photography is generally not allowed, but you can pay the cahregs for camera (around INR 20) if needed. Since its located inside the city, it can easily be reach by walk, cab or autos  

Samudrka Museum

Jolly buoy island Ferry

Samudirka Msuuem is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Port Blair. This museum is under the control of the defense department. This museum showcases various aspects related to defense, culture, and marine life. It’s a must-visit spot for tourists in Port Blair. Though small, the museum is very informative.

Travelers will learn a lot about the corals, fishes and marine life creating awareness about various aspects of the oceanic environment. It is also known as the Fisheries Museum

This museum is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. It also features an awe-inspiring blue whale skeleton outside. You will get to see a lot of special things about Andaman island and its nature including a Jarwa tribe hut at qhe centre. . Once you are Inside the musuems, you’ll find informative exhibits and optional audio guides for a small fee.

Additionally, there’s a souvenir shop where you can buy a piece of Andaman to take home with you. The entry fee for adults is ₹50, while children can enter for ₹25. Handicapped individuals can enter for free. Don’t miss out on this must-visit attraction when you’re in Andaman!

Chatham Saw Mill

Jolly buoy island Ferry

The Chatham Saw Mill was built by the Britishers in 1883 and was then the largest sawmill of entire Asia. Also, this was made on a separate island of Chatham under which the name was given to this mill. This island was later connected by a bridge from Port Blair.

Tourists will get see a lot of woodwork and carpentry done here with various wood including the famous paddock. It’s also impressive to see the wooden structures inside, which are still standing strong and used as offices for many other govt. works inside the mill.

The environment here is also very clean and intact. The machines here are still in use showing how robust & reliable the machinery is. From towering saw machines to intricate woodwork tools, every corner of the mill exudes a sense of history and craftsmanship. Travelers can take a guided tour as well to learn in-depth about the place & various machines present here

Also during WW2, this was a very strategic point that was regularly bombed. You even see the marks of bombs till now Tourists timing here is from 9.0 am till 02.00 pm. The entry fee will be collected at the gate which is just Rs 20

Aquarium

The aquarium as the name suggests that the place is for fish! That’s right. If you want to know in depth about the Andaman’s sea colorful world then the place in Andaman Port Blair must not be missed, especially if you are about to go for underwater activities on the island. First, you can explore this museum and then plan for a diving session in Havelock or North Bay.

The museum holds big and small aquariums which are informative and also fun to explore. Also, many corals and shell species can be seen preserved here from way beneath the ocean of Andaman.

This tourist museum is well-maintained by the Andaman and Nicobar administrations. The entry fee is just Rs 20. Due to its great location, you can easily visit this place from anywhere in Port Blair

Crustaceans, Sea Urchins, Starfish, King fish, Barracuds, Red snapper are some of the higlhihst here

Kaalapani Museum

This is a privately operated museum in Garacharma, Port Blair. A heritage collection of long lost historical book can be found here which are not even found in library of Port Blair. The models and various historical artifacts created here is great to make you understand more about the life of freedom fighters in the island.

The phots, documents and the replicas gives you an immersive experience into our Nations’ pre independence past

The opening timings here is from morning 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and entry fees is just Rs 250 /- pp. However even Cellular Jail has a lot of things to offer, to learn in depth about the history this place must be in your check list of Port Blair

Ayyanar Temple

A beautiful temple located by the seashore of Aberdeen Bazaar. This structure has been crafted like old stoned temples. Its grand entrance makes it visible from far away and makes your senses fall in the awe of devotion. The craftsmanship is very similar to many great temples of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

Tourists visiting the temple will also get a great view of the blue ocean with Ross Island (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island) just in front. Prayers can be performed at any time of the day. Since it’s very close to Marina Park, you can also have a walk to reach this place

Jain Temple

Another religious spot in Port Blair for travelers to explore. This amazingly constructed Jain Temple at the top of a hill offers a great view of the ocean and greenery of Port Blair. The grey Rocks out of which this is built give an out-of-the-world look to this pristine temple. It has a small beautiful entrance. And just inside the temple at the Centre, The deity of Shree Munisuvrat has been placed. To reach this temple you need to climb the stairs uphill, so be precautious while climbing up.

But as we know good things are hard to achieve, so similarly the peacefulness that you get here is worth the climb

Mt Manipur (Mount Harriet)

Andaman island is also comprised of very few mountains and Mount Manipur is one of the places to see in Port Blair for some breathtaking views. It’s a declared National park by the govt. of India in early 60’s decade. Though the name has been officially changed 4 years back, people still use the term Mount Harriet till date for this park

 

Beautiful huts and camps are set up here by the forest department. A well-maintained park at the top is where traveler seeks to spend their picnic time here viewing the Light house of North bay(the famous backdrop of old 20 rupees note).This national park is pretty famous for its diverse wildlife which includes saltwater crocodiles, types of butterflies, worms, boars, etc. Also, more than 1000 species of plants can be found here.  

 

To have a night stay here visitors need special permission from the wildlife department. This place is easily accessible by the Chatham jetty of Port Blair on a govt. ferry. After reaching the Bamboo flat jetty it’s hardly 25 minutes upward journey on the cab. On the way you will be warmly greeted by big giant trees which I also part of the park. There is a entry fee involved at the gate for both Car and the visitors

Marina Park

Marina Park is one of the few spots for Tourists in Port Blair which can be visited post sunset. An evening Port Blair spot, people visit here to explore some tasty Andaman street foods served at food trucks and small thelas. A few famous joints here are Dugout, Happy Belly, and normal momomos and noodles shops. 

A sea shore point, tourists must have a visit here to enjoy the sea waves with evening walks and chats. Located, very close to Cellular Jail and Aberdeen bazaar, this seaside park is all lightened up at night times. 

You can sit by the shoreside on benches or have a walk. During weekends you will find live bands performing here. This nighttime point of Port Blair is a must-visit place if you are in Port Blair

Flag Point

A recently erected structure, showcasing the point where the first Indian tricolor flag was hosted in the year 1943. This place has been revamped with modern lights, green grasses and beautiful designed stoned sitting areas. This is another nighttime place in Port Blair that must not be missed by the travelers. Since it is adjacent to the marina park, they are mostly visited together. You can take some evening snacks here and enjoy a fun time beneath the high-flying big flag & the sounds of the waves crashing. Since, this is also a sea shore point and great for relaxing.

Aberdeen Bazaar (Shopping)

Aberdeen Bazaar holds a history of more than a century as the first settlement of the Indian prisoner colony was set up here. Later it turned out to be a market marketplace area of modern Port Blair City. This place also bursts with various histories of Japanese and Britishers. The famous Clock Tower at the Centre of this bustling market region was one of the few structures constructed here in the pre independence era speaking the historical marks of this place.

Aberdeen Bazaar is like the city center of Port Blair well connected to many spots of Port Blair like Marina Park, Jail, and Water Sports Complex. Many shops and markets are to be found here. 

In the past few years, many new places have emerged as shopping hubs like Junglighat, Phoenix Bay, Bathu Basti, etc. Yet Aberdeen remains the most opted shopping area of Port Blair

Joggers Park

A beautiful evening park , located on a hill from where you can view the entire beautiful city of Port Blair. Its most unque sight is the complete view of Veer Savarakar Airport. Anyone traveling to Andaman can put  this on their Port Blair itinerary for a leisurely time in evening or in the dark. It gets closed by 9.00 pm so you have to plan accordingly. You will find clean wooden benches installed to sit and relax

Using Taxi and Cab Service in Port Blair for Visiting Places

Port Blair has many tourists attractions that are cannot be missed. For visiting you can hire a cab service in Andaman and make the most of your visit. The cab here starts from Rs 300. Since there is cab noaggregator servies like ola and uber, the taxi service from local operators are the only best option for exploring the city.

Hotels In Port Blair

The best options you can find are located near to the city which is in 5 km radius. Booking can easily be done from many booking online platforms We Dekho Andaman also offer some of the best hotels to stay in our packages. Check out our tour packages to Andaman Island.

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Best Time to Visit Port Blair

Planning a trip to Port Blair city of Andaman would be best at nonrainy times which are generally between September to May. Most of the crowd visit Andaman in the 4 months of the super peak period of November, December, January, and February. However, it is good to visit Andaman during this time due to the good weather temperate, March April and May are also a decent time to visit, just that it will be a little more humid during these 3 months

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