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  • Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located on the eastern bank of the Southern Andaman Island. The beautiful coast has attracted multitudes of travelers for several thousand years now as it is a popular destination not just in India but throughout the world. 

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    Tourists are welcomed by the warm hospitality of the resorts they choose to dedicate their stay at. Resorts in Port Blair cater to the needs of every type of traveler. There are resorts that pay extra attention for providing backpacker travelers budget accommodation with a blend of best values and packages. Similarly, resorts include facilities for luxury seekers. They have high-end services that include spa and massage treatments, private swimming pool, gym, 24 hours butler service, transportation and much more. 

    Many resorts in Port Blair are famous for providing breathtaking views from the property. The locations are their specialty that offer guests an opportunity to wake up to stunning sunrays, open sky, and the endless sea view. As we all know that Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the Beach Capital of India, and Port Blair is the heart of it, people from all around the world visit Port Blair for some quality time with their families or alone as a tourist to explore the city. 

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    Resorts in Port Blair are as splendid as the islands and give visitors no chance to complain, keeping in the mind all their requirements. We understand that when it comes to planning a dream vacation to a place like Andaman, resort seeks importance. There can be no better way of spending your holiday in the most relaxing atmosphere at a resort that has rooms with sea facing views. While there are so many options to choose from, fixing onto one can be a very difficult decision. 

    Every resort has its specialty, different from others. There are resorts that help you keep it easy on pockets while there are resorts that offer value for every penny splurged. There are resorts with special and unique service and then there are resorts settling closest to nature. No matter which resort you choose to book eventually, the palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves, tropical rainforests, coral reefs, marine life, popular diving, and snorkeling sites will make your holiday the best one! The island offers you a lot more than sightseeing and water sports activities during your trip to Andaman Islands.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Port Blair:

  • 01Palm Grove Eco Resort

    Palm Grove Eco Resort is an award-winning resort on World Tourism day 2002 for promoting ecotourism in Islands as also star category hotel as classified by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and the resort is the only one-of-its-kind in Port Blair town where eco-friendly concept is not only applied in construction of rooms but also in dining, bar maintenance and upkeep of environment. 

    There are different types of rooms available in Palm Grove Eco Resort like Nicobari Cottage- These cottages are round shaped independent huts on stilts of 4 feet height, wooden floor with bamboo mats. They also have Canopy Top Bungalow, A/C and Non-A/C Economical rooms. This is one of the most demanded resorts in Port Blair.

    Highlights: Tree Cottage- These cottages have spacious double occupancy air-conditioned room. partially supported by mango coconut tree and concrete pillars at a height of 12 feet from the ground- wooden floor, bamboo mats false ceiling on walls and roof-attached

    Price: All the rooms and cottages are priced between the ranges of Rs. 3,000- Rs. 800.

    Amenities:  Restaurant, free parking and air conditioning

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  • 02Sun Sea Resort

    Located only 4 km away from the airport and 2 km from bus stand, Sun Sea Resorts offers 40 well-appointed rooms equipped with air-conditioner, intercom and study table. In proximity to Ross Island and Central Jail-Kalapani and bar and a parking facility with room service, the hotel is suited for both corporate and leisure travelers. 

    Places to visit in the proximity of the resort are Corbyn's Cove Beach, Havelock Island, Long Island, Neil Island, Viper Island and Rangat, etc. Sun Sea Resort has rooms of various types of Executive Suite Room, Deluxe Room, and Family Room. One of the most sought-after resorts in Port Blair.

    Price: The rooms in this hotel are priced between the ranges of Rs. 3500- Rs. 1,000. Sun Sea Resort provides a comfortable and affordable stay.

    Amenities: The resort houses a multi-cuisine in-house restaurant Ha-O serving Indian, Continental, and Chinese cuisines. Purple Bar at the resort offers a wide variety of beverages and drinks.
  • 03Fortune Resort Bay Island

    The search for best resorts in Port Blair ends here. Located on one of the world's last outposts of virgin, natural rain-forest islands, Fortune Resort Bay Island overlooks the pristine blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. With rooms overlooking the sea and a lighthouse, this hotel is ranked among the top 5 best hotels in Port Blair. 

    Fortune Resort Bay Island is a beautiful, sea-front family resort in Port Blair, at a distance of 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the town’s main shopping arcade. 

    Designed by the late Charles Correa, the architectural style of the hotel reflects the native life of the Islands. It is the perfect getaway for guests looking for a pace that is genuine, relaxed and unhurried. Fortune Resort is a must visit resorts in Port Blair.

    Price:  The rooms in this resort are slightly on a higher side, with Rs. 10,000

    Highlights: The hotel’s competent kitchen staff demonstrates the ability to whip out delicious and healthy meals, with a variety of local fare, at its signature multi-cuisine restaurants. At the banquet hall, visitors can arrange private parties as well as offshore corporate events for up to 100 guests. One can also relax by the pool with a tender coconut in hand, sit on the terrace to admire the sunset or enjoy a live karaoke performance at the bar.

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  • 04Hotel TSG Grand

    Hotel TSG Grand is a group of hotels which has various hotels under its brand name. Hotel Grand specifically is a proud symbol of elegance and hospitality, Hotel Grand, is a spectacular destination in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands providing guests nothing less than the best in service and accommodation. 

    This 3-star wonder is a business class hotel and a class apart from other hotels. They provide you with only the best in luxury and assistance of any kind. Hotel Grand proves to be an ideal stay for guests visiting the beautiful Andaman and the Nicobar Islands not only by its exquisite charm and design but also with the convenience it gives guests who visit by flight as the hotel is situated just 10 minutes away from the airport. 

    So, the next time you visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, plan your stay with Hotel TSG Grand and give them a chance to make your stay a memorable one here at TSG Grand as it is one of the best resorts in Port Blair and is perfect for your honeymoon trip in Andamans.

    Highlights: Their staff is well trained and seek only to provide the best service to the guests.

    Price: Price starts at Rs 632 and goes up to Rs 3,500
  • 05Peerless Sarovar Portico

    The Peerless Sarovar Portico puts you on Corbyn's Cove Beach in a sea-hugging property that's sun-kissed and shaded by swaying palm trees. This is the only beach resort in the city and it is further blessed with 12 acres of lush lawns, 50 luxurious garden, and sea facing rooms and cottages mesmerize you with contemporary styling and luxurious amenities. 

    The hotel's strategic location keeps you secluded from the main areas and yet offers easy connectivity to favorite tourist haunts. Modern conference and meeting facilities position this resort as an excellent offsite. However, a lot of travel portals give away the rooms at a cheaper rate.

    Price: The deluxe room in this resort starts from Rs. 5700.

    Amenities: MMulti-Cuisine dining, lounge bar and great outdoor activities and watersports facilities.

    Highlights: The USP of this resort is that this is the only resort on the beach of Port Blair.

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  • 06Sun City Resort Port Blair

    Sun City Resort Port Blair is one of the prime properties of Chocolate Hotels and Resorts. The old world charm takes you completely as the largest freshwater swimming pool on the islands takes you over. The 23 well-anointed rooms ranging from single to duplex condos have set high standards everywhere. 

    A multi-cuisine restaurant and quick room service provide mouthwatering delicacies and refreshing beverages to spice up the customer's delight. However, this is one of the best resorts in Port Blair, majorly because of its old school wooden feel and ambiance. Resorts in Port Blair are

    Price:  The price of the deluxe double room in the Sun City Resort starts from Rs. 3500.

    Amenities: Modern room amenities, conference and banquet facilities, gymnasium, sun beds, health club, indoor and outdoor activities, and a spa make it a tour-de-force. Bonfire service, cab on-hand, sightseeing tours as well as a doctor on call requests are available.

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  • 07Wild Grass Resort, Andaman

    Wild Grass Resort located at the southern end of the island in an area called Chidiya Tapu beach, the resort is located in the depths of the forest, providing an amazing view of the forest, away from the crowds, and it’s a perfect getaway for people looking for a holiday. 

    The resort acts as a perfect place to trek from, there’s a nearby natural stream/waterfall that can be visited. Chidiya Tapu is a bird sanctuary with a large diversity of birds and is also the ideal place for birdwatchers. There’s a small beach which is accessible by walk (about 10 minutes). The resort is owned and run by diverse and fishing experts. 

    The staff is very helpful and also very knowledgeable about the island so that one does not miss out on any good sightseeing either along the beach or inland. One must go on trekking in the forest. The Wild Grass Resort is definitely one of the most beautiful resorts in Port Blair.

    Price: The resort offers rooms at a cost of Rs.3100 and so on.

    Amenities: Wild Grass Resort has a fully functioning bar and multi-cuisine restaurant.


  • 08Ixzire

    Just 40 minutes from the Port Blair Airport, 10 minutes from the sea, surrounded by hidden backwaters, a romantic farmhouse over five acres of wild greenery, rustic wooden cottages and a private marina. 

    Modern and contemporary in comfort, yet native and traditional at heart, Ixzire will side-swipe you with its finger-licking cuisines, style, elegance and simplicity. For absolute peace and privacy, one must go to Ixzire. The staff is extremely courteous, food is excellent and cottages are super clean. The only disadvantage of this resort is that it’s a bit far from Jetty bay and Port Blair city center.

    Price:  The rooms in Ixzire Hotel start only from Rs. 5,400.

    Amenities:  They arrange airport /seaport transfers, custom honeymoon/holiday packages and adventure tours to some of the exotic corners of Andaman.

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  • 09Hotel Sentinel

    Hotel Sentinel is focused on making your getaway luxurious which offers a complete range of adventures & fun-filled activities. Hotel Sentinel-named after a local tribe of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is located in the heart of Port Blair City at Phoenix Bay. 

    The hotel has a contemporary ambiance and its scrumptious seafood makes your experience grand and absolutely worth every bit of it. The Royal welcome starts right at the reception and stays throughout your stay. 

    There 52 room boutique hotel includes a swimming pool with an air-conditioned deluxe, premier, luxury room & super luxury royal Suites handcrafted with red timber furniture built entirely of padauk wood-found on Andaman Islands. 

    Crystal clear water and sandy beaches in Andaman rated by TIME magazine as the second best beach in Asia gives ideal ambiance for honeymoon couples making it one of the best places to visit in Andaman on honeymoon and it also gives any family a perfect break.

    Price: Each room at this hotel is offered at the price of Rs. 9,000 and goes up to Rs. 11,000.

    Amenities: There 52 room boutique hotel includes a swimming pool with air-conditioned deluxe, premier, luxury room & super luxury royal Suites handcrafted with red timber furniture built entirely of padauk wood-found on Andaman Islands.


  • 10Megapode Resort

    Megapode Resort is located just 4 kilometers away from the airport amidst lush green hills. It is sprawled across 7.5 acres of manicured lawns and offers a breathtaking view of the Bay of Bengal and the Port Blair Harbour. 

    To commemorate the rich flora and fauna of the islands, the resort is named after the endemic scrub fowl called the Nicobar Megapode. These birds are also known as the mound-builders or incubator birds as they build the largest nest-mounds of sand to incubate their eggs. 

    Each guest room has a private balcony facing the sea, harbor or the garden and is carefully furnished with appropriate amenities.

    Price: The rooms in this resort is priced from Rs. 7500 to Rs. 3600.

    Amenities: The resort is among the very few resorts in Port Blair to offer luxury cottage accommodations completely arranged with plush furnishing and contemporary amenities.

    Highlights: They offer 10 sea-facing cottages in three different categories - Bamboo, Nicobari and Deluxe Nicobari and deluxe, semi-deluxe and standard rooms as well.

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  • 11Anugama Resort

    Anugama Resort is located in Wandoor, about 26 km from the airport, and you will be treated by a journey through lush green hills and forest. Taxis are available, as are buses that travel directly from Port Blair to this resort. 

    One of the best facilities about this resort is that it also offers pickup services to and from the airport in the resort vehicle. Anugama is not an average city hotel. They are surrounded by jungle, as well as natural lakes formed by the tsunami. As a result, they have frogs, storks, iguanas, mudskippers, owls and host of unique flora and fauna that share space with their resort. 

    They have 2 types of rooms i.e. AC and Non AC Rooms.

    Price: The rooms are priced at Rs.3900 and Rs.3400 respectively.

    Amenities: They have both AC and Non AC rooms.

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  • 12De Meadows Resort

    Managed by Side Zeren Group, De Meadows Resorts boasts of the finest quality guest servicing. At De Meadows Resorts, we ensure you create beautiful moments to cherish for a lifetime. With decades of experience in hospitality, we offer you nothing short of excellence. De Meadows Resorts is located, in the warmth of nature, by the outskirts of Port Blair. It is just a 20 minutes/ 8kms drive from Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair. 

    Located away from the hustles of the city, into the silent neighborhood, De Meadows Resort is a perfect escape into the lap of nature. The resort is operational with 14 well-furnished and spacious air-conditioned rooms. Its aesthetically designed interiors with village theme bring you further close to nature. Its 24 hours check-in & check-out facility and world-class servicing make De Meadows a preferred choice for guests from all over the world. 

    Our multi-cuisine restaurant serves you some of the world’s finest delicacies, which you will relish for the lifetime. It is an ideal stay for couples, families, groups, celebrations, thematic weddings, team outings, business conferences and many more. 

    Connect with nature by exploring the aquatic world, mangroves, tropical forests, and lagoons. Rejuvenate your senses with adventure water sports, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Relax while fishing and sea walking or just roaming around the beaches. All this and much more is awaiting you at De Meadows during your trip to Port Blair.

    Price: The tariff of rooms in this resort is around Rs. 3,500

    Amenities: Its 24 hours check-in & check-out facility and world-class servicing make De Meadows a preferred choice for guests from all over the world.

    Highlights: The resort is operational with 14 well-furnished and spacious air-conditioned rooms. Its aesthetically designed interiors with village theme bring you further close to nature. Its 24 hours check-in & check-out facility and world-class servicing make De Meadows a preferred choice for guests from all over the world.
  • 13The Oceanus Resort

    The Oceanus Resort is a premier, Eco-Friendly & affordable Resort with cuisine restaurant situated at Kothiyaghat (Near Chidiya Tapu), Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The rooms/accommodations provided by the resort are very attractive, eco-friendly and sea facing. One can witness the sunrise view from the resort which will let them cheerful morning with us. The Chidiya Tapu in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is 25 km away from the capital, Port Blair. It is located in the southernmost tip of South Andaman. The main attraction of Chidiya Tapu is its rich collection of birds and the best spot of sunset in Andaman.

    Price:  The price for both the rooms is Rs. 5,500 and Rs. 6,500 respectively.

    Amenities:  The Standard Cottage and the Deluxe Cottage rooms are air-conditioned, furnished with queen size bed, wardrobe, dressing area, electric kettle, satellite TV, every room include a sitting area, private bathroom that comes with hot/cold water shower facilities & free toiletries.

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  • 14Sea Shell Resort

    Perched on top of Marine Hill, the property provides a panoramic view of the sea as well of the city of Port Blair. It has well-appointed rooms with modern amenities and 24 hours housekeeping services and ensures that guests are comfortable and cared for. 

    Banqueting and conference facilities are available at “Utsav” and “Moksha” respectively. With a menu specially crafted by our chefs and a personal butler, “Amaya” is the perfect spot to have a candlelight dinner with your better half. 

    Being centrally located from the harbor, Aberdeen Bazar, bus-station, cellular jail, water sports complex, this the preferred hotel for the tourists on their trip before they proceed to their other resorts in Havelock and Neil islands.

    Price: The rooms are priced at Rs. 20,000

    Highlights:  Dining options include an all-day dining “Salt & Pepper” which serves a multi-cuisine fare. “Amaya,” there rooftop lounge bar which overlooks the Andaman Sea and the iconic North Bay, is sure to WOW you with lip-smacking seafood delicacies from the live kitchen, signature beverages from the bar and a live musical band to keep you entertained

  • 15Sinclairs Bayview

    Located right on the waterfront, Sinclair’s Bayview is Port Blair's only hotel to offer spectacular views of The Bay of Bengal from almost all its rooms. The hotel is 15 minutes away from the airport and the town’s shopping center. 

    The hotel's 46 rooms and suites are more than sea facing; they are virtually on the sea, opening out to the crystal blue Indian Ocean waters. The Valentine rooms offer views of the blue ocean on one side, and Ross Island on the other. The sea facing multi-cuisine restaurant has an open view of the garden surrounded by palm trees. 

    A covered deck allows you to feel the cool sea breeze and hear the sound of waves. The Spanish bar has a relaxed old world ambiance and offers snacks and drinks.. 

    Guests can also rejuvenate at The Laya Spa which offers world-class Swedish and Oriental therapies. Our conference room is a unique pillar-less wooden house entirely made out of recycled wood. Sinclairs is one of the top-rated resorts in Port Blair.

    Price:  This resort offers rooms at the cost of Rs. 8,800 onwards

    Amenities:  Private candlelight dinners can be organized for your birthday or anniversary. On special request, we serve meals at the terrace adjoining the main reception area. The freshwater swimming pool is open all year round.



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Chidiya Tapu

As the name suggests, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect haven for unseen migratory birds and common native birds found in the Andaman Islands. Recognized as the most enchanting beach in Andaman and tourists arrive here on a large scale as the beach extends the best ever sights for them including the eye catching sunrise and sunset views. This is a silent yet crowded beach encircled by evergreen forests on one side and the short hills on the other side. 

As it is considered to be the presenter of the most finishing touch of sunset and sunrise views, it is the main hub in Andaman Islands. The beach is filled with 46 varieties of endangered species of birds, and white spotted deer. There are a lot of seasonal orchids and other varieties of plants.

Highlights: The major attractions of Chidiya Tapu are the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, the Sylvan Sands, the Munda Pahar Beaches etc. You will be able to stay at a forest guesthouse located nearby atop a hillock and from there, the panoramic view of Chidiya Tapu in detail.

Activities: Apart from sunset and sunrise views, plenty of people come for an Andaman and Nicobar trip to see this beach, to identify the rare species appear in multiple colours and size. Even though many of the birds are commonly found on the beach, you would find it as a unique and unnatural scene to find the colourful gathering of them.

Boating is an attractive activity done here as well as snorkeling and swimming are also a part of the adventure activities usually experienced by those who visit here.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located about 25 kms from Port Blair.

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Cellular Jail

Also known as Kala Pani, Cellular Jail is one of the unmissable tourist attractions located at Port Blair in Andaman. The three storied building has 698 cells that are connected to each other in the shape of a starfish. The place is famous for offering a fantastic sound and light show in the evening offering a delightful insight into the historical struggle for independence.

It is one of the remnants of past colonial rule in India and today stands as a testimony to all those brave hearts who laid down their lives at the hands of British atrocities. Some of the famous freedom fighters who were captured here include Veer Savarkar and Bakuteshwar Dutt.

The place was one of the most infamous prisons of the past as the freedom fighters were punished inhumanly by the Britishers. The place is a must visit for history lovers to have a sneak peek into the history and struggle that went down in the construction of this jail. The place is recognised as a national memorial monument and owned by the Government of India.

Highlights: Tourists should try to explore the jail by visiting the picture gallery that houses a number of photos of freedom fighters. Often used as background for filming Hindi movies about the colonial past, the place has many fascinating remnants of history like the hanging cell and condemned cell. Some of the other unmissable attractions of Cellular Jail included its Exhibition Gallery, Art Gallery, Old Photographs Gallery, Gallery on First War of Independence and Netaji Gallery. There is also the Swatantrya Jyoti, an eternal flame of freedom keeps glowing in the memory of freedom fighters

Activities: One of the popular activities to do here is sightseeing and revisiting the history of the grim colonial past Of India.

Distance from Port Blair: It t
akes around 15 kilometers to go there from Port Blair.

Timing: National Memorial: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)

Entry Fee: INR 30

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Diglipur

All fans of eco-tourism should pack their bags and have an exciting vacay at Diglipur when they are visiting Andaman. It is famous for its green landscapes and its exotic marine life which makes it a must visit for nature lovers. The island is renowned for having many prominent beaches like Kalipur Beach, Ross and Smith Islands, Ramnagar Beach and Pathi Level Beach.

There is also the Saddle Peak Mountain National Park which can be accessed from Diglipur. It is replete with many exciting attractions with rare animals like Andaman wild pig, Andaman hill myna, Andaman imperial pigeon, water monitor, dolphins, whales and the Saltwater crocodile.

A must visit for trekking aficionados, Diglipur is the largest peak in the archipelago of Andaman islands and offers a wonderful sight of its unique wildlife. One of the most visited tourist places in Andaman, Diglipur is sure to leave you enthralled with its gorgeous scenery consisting of glittering white sands, nice weather, lofty palms and its exciting marine life. Diglipur is one of the most serene spots if you forget all the worries of your life and enjoy an eco-friendly holiday.

Highlights: The main attractions of Diglipur are Kalipur Beach, Diglipur National Park, Ram Nagar Beach, Mud Volcano, twin islands of Ross and Smith and Saddle Peak National Park. This place is luxuriant in flora and fauna, which makes it a must visit for wildlife enthusiasts.

Activities: Trekking, Snorkeling, and Mangrove creek safari are some of the activities the activities that one can enjoy on their holiday in Diglipur island.  Beach combing, sunbathing, surf riding, swimming, fishing, bird watching, trekking in Jungle, sailing, kayaking are some other activities not to be missed here.

Distance from Port Blair: Diglipur is at a distance of 290 km by road from Port Blair.

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Samudrika Marine Museum

The Indian Navy is guarding the famous Samudrika Marine Museum which exhibits the richest collection of Andaman’s animal and floral lives. The rare species of fish, other animals, plants, corals etc are preserved well over here and there is a small aquarium also. Rather, the different attraction on the island is this museum if you are completed visiting the beaches and the relishing islands.

A lot of tourists have recognized this museum as a perfect representation of what the island can offer to surprise the visitors but in a miniature form. The museum located just opposite to Andaman Teal House is occupied with five sections displaying the history of the islands, the geographical features, about the people and their lifestyles, the less explored archaeological information and of course the marine life.

The museum is established with the idea of creating awareness among people on various aspects regarding oceanic life and the importance of preserving this sensitive ecosystem well for a balanced future of human beings.

Highlights: Outside the museum, there is a skeleton of a blue whale preserved and it is a marvellous sight to look at. The first room shows facts like volcanoes, tribes, different types of woods, insects etc. The second room is displaying the reverberating underwater beauties through an aquarium.

Coral Reefs have an entire room that is the third room. Seashells in abundance have persevered in the fourth room and you will be surprised to the tremendous collection. Last but not least is the fifth room that is dedicated to the tribes of Andaman, the butterflies’ and the insects’ specimens as well.

Timing: The museum is open on all days from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 02:00 pm t0 05:00 pm.

Entry fee: For adult: INR 50 and for child: INR 25.  If you wish to take camera or video to the inside, you will have to pay INR 20 and INR 50 respectively.

Distance from Port Blair: The museum is situated in Port Blair itself, walkable distance only.

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Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

A great park that has been accepted well by the international tourists and a distinct idea and execution in India to preserve the sensitive and endangered species of marine species is Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Andaman. It consists of 15 islands of mangrove creeks, rainforests, splendid coral reefs which have around 50 types and a huge collection of rare but colourful fish etc. 

This park came into existence in the year of 1983 under the solid Wildlife Protection Act of 1973 to keep the lives of marine animals safe and preserved as the underwater ecosystem was on the verge of destruction. The best time to visit the park is during the months from November to February and during monsoon, it remains closed.

Highlights: The park is comprised of two major island groups known as the Labyrinth Islands and Twin Islands which are situated about 16 km away from Port Blair to the south of it. This park boasts of the unimaginable size it spreads that is about 281.5 sq.km which have 17 small islands and the open sea creeks.

The fringing reefs are abundantly found in the park and that is one of the special reef species found on the island. Each island holds different type of vegetation. Tarmugli is the highest island in the park that displays the vast area of mangrove vegetation, sand covered beaches, sheet rocks etc.

Activities: One can get knowledge of marine species after visiting national park.

Distance from Port Blair: The park is located in Wandoor which is lying about 29 kms away from Port Blair. There are ferry services every 30 minutes from Port Blair boat jetty. The park is easily accessible via road as well.

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Mud Volcanoes

Pure science have clearly defined how mud volcanoes are formed and Andaman archipelago is quite popular for its multiple mud volcanoes. They are formed due to the large scale emissions of de-pressurized pore water and some natural gases such as hydrocarbon gases that included Methane. These gases are emitted by the decaying organic matter found underground.

Although there are 25 active mud volcanoes have discovered at different parts of the island, the mud volcanoes found on Baratang Island and Diglipur Island are the important ones and tourists visit these islands will take a look at this unique phenomenon of nature happening often.

Highlights: Reaching the mud volcanoes in Diglipur and Baratang would need a flexible stretch of walk through the relishing wilderness and that exciting trek will give an energy in an unlimited way.

Activities: One can enjoy trek here

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair, Diglipur is located about 350 km north and one can use the ferry service of seaplane service from Port Blair. Baratang Island is closer to Port Blair, about 100 kms distance.

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North Bay Island

Famous for the underwater corals, North Bay Island located near the Pheonix Jetty of Port Blair is yet another favourite tourist destination. Multiple clubs providing exhilarating scuba diving, snorkeling and sea walking at the island give it a special space in the hearts of adventure lovers. And because of this factor, North Bay Island is crowded all the time. 

If you wish to do a tour of North Bay Island, then you have to come at the Andaman Water Sports Complex where it starts from and the boats can accommodate up to 60 people and every boat will have a guide as well. The glass bottom boat ride to the island will give you a lot of chances to see the world of fish, typical sea flora and reefs inhabited underwater in harmony.

Highlights: Scuba diving and snorkeling are the most important activities available at the island and along with those, glass bottom ride is also has significant importance. The coral reefs and the marine animals make the underwater world enthralling.

Also, sea walk is considered to be a mind blowing activity and it opens up the doors to mingle with the colourful, rare species of sea. To do sea walking, you will be taken to the spot from the stationed sea walk paltoon and the experience of walking along the soft sea bed is memorable for a lifetime.

Activities: Sea walking and scuba diving in Andaman are considered to be the best adventure activities that can be done, as there are umpteen number of travelers do these activities regularly.

Distance from Port Blair: The island lies at a distance of about 42.4 kms from Port Blair and it would take around 1 hours and 30 minutes to reach there.

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Cinque Island

South Cinque Island and North Cinque Island are the two major portions that make the huge Cinque Island a vibrant and captivating beauty in Andaman. This famous underwater diving spot is located on the north side of the popular Duncan Passage and in the middle of Rutland and Passage Islands. The inhabited island is a surprising beauty to all the tourists arrive here. But the two divisions of the island are beautifully separated by a sandbar. 

Another important factor to know about Cinque Island is that it is a part of the very famous Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Wandoor. And thus, the abundant presence of colourful marine lives is not a surprising feature. Tourists mainly arrive at Cinque to enjoy adventure activities, especially diving and snorkeling. The beautiful corals and fish species give away the admiring time underwater to every nature lover.

Highlights: Mostly, day visits are allowed on the island that too with the permission in advance from Chief Wildlife Warden. The astonishingly beautiful corals are the main feature of Cinque Island. The island itself is a sanctuary as it houses a large collection of variety coral reefs, sea weeds, multi coloured fish species, starfish, sea anemones, turtles and water snakes.

There is an authentic declaration on the name of the island which says that Cinque Island is the mostly visited island in Andaman archipelago.

Activities: As everyone is quite clear about the fact that Cinque Island is an incomparable destination for the best scuba diving spots, tourists arrive here in large numbers every year. Those who would not want to be so adventurous also will not be disappointed since the island gives opportunities to do snorkeling and swimming at their best.

Distance from Port Blair: It is at a distance of 38.9 kms from Port Blair.

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Ross and Smith Island

Connected by a white sand bar are Ross and Smith Islands belonging to North Island and both of them together known as the Twin Islands. The beautiful villages, turquoise water, the virgin beaches and the extremely gorgeous tropical rainforest and what not; these islands are indescribably fascinating. 

As the island is close to Diglipur, one can take the Aerial Bay as the destination via road and get entry permits and travel to the island by a ferry. Around 20 minutes of boat ride will take you to the island. From Smith Island, you are invited to indulge in the nature trails extended till Ross Island through the green tropical forests swaying their heads always.

Highlights: A Marine Sanctuary on the island is the biggest highlight and it is considered to be the ideal place for watching the rare collection of invigorating coral reefs and colourful fish species. As both the islands are home to Olive Ridley turtles, tourists come at the right time to watch turtle nesting and it is a rare scene to be watched.

At times, the wild elephants inhabited in the forests may come to the outer world.

Activities: Snorkeling and swimming are the most suitable and well acknowledged activities on both the islands. Adventure lovers find the space marvelous to do scuba diving tours as well.

Distance from Port Blair: By road, about 191 kms are there from Port Blair to Ross and Smith Islands, Aerial Jetty is the right spot to take a private boat from and travel to the island.

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Corbyns Cove Beach

Close to Port Blair, a superb, silent beach is Corbyn’s Cove Beach. The fringes of coconut leaves make the beach look adorable. The clear white sandy beach hearing lullabies from the azure water is a remarkable bed for complete relaxation. The shallow water does not support a lot of adventure activities. Still, Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a favourite beach for many due to the calmness and cherish-able time it can provide. 

The crescent shape of the beach with complete greenery on its sides has an inevitable role in showcasing the simple beach look stunning. Families are found in large numbers here as the waves are not trickier and the long extension of sand bed to the sea and suitable places to do swimming and bathing.

Highlights: Hundreds of tall coconut trees arrayed in a particular symmetry give an admiring beauty to the beach and the swaying fringes of these coconut trees are promising a relaxed, laid-back time for those who love to get out of the bustles of the town. The blue coloured chairs arranged on the beach give enough space to relax and read a book or watch the sea presenting all its beauty before you. 

A road connecting the main road to the entry of beach is a favourite route as the most beautiful turquoise water supported well be the shore is seen throughout the road journey and a few of Japanese bunkers used for WW 2 can be seen on this coastal road journey.

Activities: Since the beach is a silent one, not much adventure activities are done here but it is considered to be one of the best beaches in Andaman for relaxed swimming and bathing.

Distance from Port Blair: 7 kms are the distance from Port Blair to this beach and autos will take around INR 100-150 to drop you at the location. But you can take a taxi as well.

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Forest Museum

Things related to the wild animals and forest ranges are displayed very effectively in Forest Museum in Port Blair, Andaman. A major attraction of Andaman is this museum run by the forest department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The museum has a wide collection of artefacts created out of timber, oak, sating wood and paduak. They show the wellness appear in the vast wilderness of Andaman, the rich flora of the island. 

As the area of forests is huge in Andaman, researchers from all over the world have come to study about the dense greenery and the forest museum depicts the outcomes of all those research as well. To entertain the tourists more, the museum has set up a mini zoo and a zoological garden inside the building itself.

Highlights: The museum is located on Chatham road, an outskirt of the capital city of Port Blair. It is inside Chatham Saw Mill complex. It will take around 1 hour to watch everything displayed inside. 

Activities: People love to spend time in the zoological garden and the mini zoo. The species which are rarely found in the wild arena of Andaman are in lesser number appearing here.

Timing: The working hours of the museum is from 10:00 am to 02:00 pm on all days of the week except on Sundays.

Entry fee: INR 2.

Distance from Port Blair: The location of the museum is Chatham Island, Foreshore Road, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar. You can take a bus or taxi to reach the museum from Port Blair as it is 10 km away from the city.

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Ross Island

Located in South Andaman district, Ross Island is a major part of Andaman and tourists have visited the island often because of the flabbergasting beauty of it. Earlier, it was headquarters of Andaman and after 1941 Port Blair became the administrative headquarters. What one can watch on this island is the remnants of an old church existed there, a swimming pool, the chief commissioner’s residence with gardens and ballrooms. 

There is a cemetery and a museum maintained by the Indian Navy. These historically significant sights in Ross Island gives a serious appeal to it rather than of a relaxed laid-back island. But everyone who visits Andaman would not love to miss Ross Island that is closely connected to the capital city that is Port Blair.

Highlights: The diminished beauty of Ross Island was preserved as a historical piece of representation of the glory the island once possessed but for many reasons, people love this island. All the buildings and the ruins found here on the island are covered by the thick roots of banyan trees and that itself is a vivacious aspect the structures on the island have to showcase. At the northern end of the island, there is a new concreted light house that is 10 meters high and it is in circular shape which was constructed during the year of 1977. 

The lighthouse is located on an offshoot rock that measures to be located at 50 meters away from the shore line. The thick, regularly swaying forest ranges and the impression it gives as a secluded and deserted space without no humans are another highlights the island displays. A wide collection of rare fauna and flora has its own authentic space on the island.

Activities: Boating, beachwalk, swimming, snorkeling etc are some of the easily available and refreshing water based activities done on Ross Island.

Distance from Port Blair: The island lies 3 km east from Port Blair.

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Rubber Plantations Visit

The most unique feature of Andaman is the distinct vegetation the island supports. Rubber is one of the most significant cultivation the natives on Andaman Islands are so happy about. A place near Wandoor has the largest areas of rubber trees planted and those who would like to do something different and unique on the island can choose a visit to this large plantation.

 The entry to the plantation will itself give you a clear picture of the interiors. Thousands of golden colour rubber sheets and the collecting jars fitted on each tree are together exhibiting a mesmerizing view of the large areas. A total of 931 hectares of rubber plantations are found on the islands as a whole.

Highlights: You will be able to watch the processes of taking the rubber milk and placing the coconut shells on each tree and other important procedures before producing the final rubber sheet. Manglutan is the largest producer of rubber in the region, located very close to Port Blair. This was established in the year of 1960 and now the plantation is a 60 acre wide production centre of quality rubber.

Manglutan village is the prominent rubber plantation space in Andaman and this village has a school, a hospital, a police station and other major centres as well.

Activities: One can indulge in rubber plantation activity here.

Distance from Port Blair: Manglutan Rubber Plantation is located about 21 kms away from Port Blair, the south east part of the island. To reach the village, you can hire a cab or auto or bus from Port Blair.

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Jolly Buoy Island

Fulfil your zest for adventure by visiting the Jolly Buoy Island when you are vacationing in Andaman. Renowned for its beautiful corals and its scintillating beaches, this place can be accessed from Wandoor Beach. Often called a no man’ s land, this place can be visited by boats after bringing and taking back all the necessary things. Famous for snorkelling and scuba diving, Jolly Buoy Island will make you feel like you are at the end of the world with the infinite sea in front of your eyes.

One of the most fascinating things about visiting Jolly Buoy Island is that you can have a look at the gorgeous coral reefs through glass bottom when you are riding there. Moreover, the place is a no plastic zone and boasts of some of the cleanest natural surroundings that you will witness in your life. The stunning island is a must visit if you are a nature lover.

Highlights: The place is a no plastic zone and it is banned by the authorities to leave any plastic items there. It is one of the cleanest places to visit.

Activities: The adventure lovers can look forward to have an enthralling glass bottom boat ride and see the beautiful coral reefs beneath. Jolly Buoy Island is also an excellent place to enjoy activities like snorkelling and scuba diving.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located 30km south west of Port Blair.

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Wandoor Beach

One of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Andaman, Wandoor Beach is located to the east of Port Blair. Because of the presence of colourful corals on the beach, tourists find it attractive and catchy. Besides, the large thickets in the surrounding give the beach an amalgamated charm. Tourists select Wandoor Beach to simply relax by looking at the crystal clear water and the blushing white sandy stretch on the shore. 

Highlights: There would be hundreds of fisher men boats arranged on the shore giving a colourful ambience to the beach. The large marine collection adheres to the positive features of the beach. A part of the famous Mahatma Gandhi National Park, Wandoor has achieved fame through the rare species found in the park and in the nearby villages.

Activities: Very close to Wandoor Beach, there is a large cave formed after the enormous depositions over the years and adventure lovers take a trekking trip through the wilderness to reach the caves and enjoy spending time over there. Comparatively, Wandoor 

Beach is perfect for relaxing and basking in the calm rays of the sun. But it would be auspiciously awesome to watch the sunset and sunrise from the shore. Since the large amount of corals always glitter from the water, people love to do swimming as well to enjoy being friends with these rare species of sea.

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair, you have to cover about 25 kms only to reach Wandoor Beach. Boat services are available from Port Blair to Wandoor Village and from there, you can reach the beach by foot or by road.

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