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  • There are plenty of things to do in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is located on the eastern bank of the Southern Andaman Island and is a very popular tourist spot. From discovering a rich tribal culture to exploring shorelines and islands and picking up coral artifacts at Aberdeen Bazaar, the destination has many things. Water sports activities to do in Port Blair like snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea diving, and ocean walks all offer a great experience here and make a perfect holiday adventure in Port Blair.

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    Port Blair is well-connected by flights with regular direct flights from Kolkata and Chennai. Foreigners and NRIs need to get a Protected Area Permit (PAP) on arrival which is valid for 30 days in Port Blair. Some of the other things to do in Port Blair include visiting shimmering beaches, anthropological museums and colonial jails, there is plenty to keep you busy. Here, you can experience thrilling adventure sports, enjoy lip-smacking seafood or pamper yourself with a relaxing spa

    One must select Andaman holiday packages for their next vacation and enjoy the beauty of beaches like Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Kala Pathar Beach, Corbyn’s Cove, Wandoor Beach, Wandoor Beach, Baludera Beach, Merk Bay Beach, etc. It is home to several museums and a major naval base INS Jarawa of the Indian Navy. All major departments of the local and central government function from there. Port Blair has a little variation in average temperature and large amounts of precipitation throughout the year. The capital is also famous for the historic Cellular Jail and other small islands like Carbyn's Cove, Wandoor, Ross, Viper etc. which were once home to British colonists.

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    Port Blair is surrounded by tropical forest and rugged coastline. It is indeed a vibrant mix of Indian Ocean inhabitants – Bengalis, Tamils, Telugus, Nicobarese, and Burmese. Port Blair’s fascinating history warrants extended exploration. It is your entryway to the rich expanse of beauty and serenity that the islands have to offer. One can simply walk past the Japanese bunkers, discover the island’s high peaks, and get familiarized with the land’s rich culture and diversity. Port Blair is the best introduction to the Andaman Islands that one could hope for.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Port Blair:

  • 01Visit the Cellular Jail

    Cellular Jail, located at Port Blair, stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this jail. This jail was completed in the year 1906 acquired the name ‘Cellular’ because it is entirely made up of individual cells for the solitary confinement. It stands as a dark reminiscence of the British rule in the Indian subcontinent. This most dreaded and grueling colonial prison, situated in the remote archipelago was used by the British, particularly to exile Indian political prisoners. 

    Over the years, the building was damaged and only three wings and the tower remains. In 1969, it was converted into a National Memorial. It remains open on all days excepting national holidays. This place is a must-visit for all the history lovers who are inquisitive to know more about the rich history of Cellular Jail and loves to delve deep into it. Visit this jail is considered as one of the best things to do in Port Blair.

    Location: Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    Entry fee: Entry fee per person is Rs. 30/-. Other charges include Rs. 200/- for a still camera, Rs. 1000/- for a video camera and Rs. 10,000/- for film shooting per day with prior permission.

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  • 03Attend the Light and Sound Show in Cellular Jail

    Attend the Light and Sound Show in Cellular Jail

    Attending the light and sound show is one of the important things to do in Port Blair. Isolated from the mainland, this jail, also referred to as Kala Pani (where Kala means death or time and Pani means water in Sanskrit) witnessed the most atrocious punishments imposed on prisoners. A national memorial is a must visit attraction to remind us of the hardship our freedom fighters had to go through for the freedom that we are enjoying today. 

    It should certainly be a ‘not-to-be-missed’ activity where the people not only will get a chance to know more about the history but also witness the beautiful event like this. Light and Sound Hindi show start from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. English show starts at 7:15 pm. Jail Museum opens from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, and from 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm. It remains closed on Mondays.

    Location: Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Entry fee: The price of a ticket for the light and sound show is Rs. 50/- per adult.

  • 04Visit Chidiya Tapu

    Visit Chidiya Tapu

    Chidiya Tapu is 30 kilometres from the main city of Port Blair and is popularly known for its sunset views and bird watching activity. There are varieties of birds that visit this place, some are known while some are rare. The road passes through forest and small hills up to the Chidiya Tapu. From Port Blair, the journey takes around one hour to reach Chidiya Tapu beach

    If you are interested in watching the sunset here, it is advisable to take an afternoon trip to this place. There are no restaurants or food stalls available inside the park; however, small hotels are present at the entrance, so you can feed your stomach there.

    On your way, you pass through the Kalapathar, a trail of black rocks and beach. It is a good idea to stop here to take some pictures and proceed to Chidiya Tapu. Also known as "Sunset Point" and "Bird Island," it is one of the best places to see the sunset in Port Blair.

    Location: Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Island.

    Entry fee: There is no entrance fee.

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  • 05Visit Gandhi Park

    Gandhi Park, located in the centre of Port Blair, provides the kind of peace one seeks, away from the persistent madness of the fast life. Once the only source of drinking of the city, the Park today is a symbol of natural splendour and manmade brilliance. This beautiful park makes for a lovely visit with family, especially if one is bringing along an entourage of tiny feet who will really enjoy the amusement rides, the nature trail around the lake and boating. 

    The park, with an imposing statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the centre, has a few other historical monuments- the remains of a Japanese temple and a bunker ensuring an interesting time. Outside the park, various food stalls greet the hungry visitor, with pani puri stalls, ice cream carts and Chinese fast food stalls adorning the wayside. Visiting Gandhi Park is, of course, one of the things to do in Port Blair.

    Location: AHW Colony, Shadipur, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Entry fee:
     The entry fee is Rs 50 each for adults, Rs 25 each for kids, Rs 500 each for foreigners.

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  • 06Visit Munda Pahar Beach

    Pinpointed at a considerable distance of about 25 kilometres from the capital city of Port Blair exists the very exotic Munda Pahar Beach. The luxuriant green mangrove lumps, the tweeting birds, the rich dense forests and the crystal clear waters all seem to add up the magnificence of the Munda Pahar Beach. The beauty of the place is such that it creates a charm on its visitors. The Munda Pahar Beach is one of the most visited beaches in the Andaman Islands

    Residing in the lap of nature, the Munda Pahar Beach is truly a sight to behold. The Munda Pahar Beach is a mind blasting beach with an extensive collection of birds possessing over 46 varieties of endemic birds. The Munda Pahar Beach has become a dwelling place for these vibrant, pulsating and beautiful birds. 

    The Munda Pahar Beach, being an inseparable and significant part of the Andaman Islands is of splendid tourism value. The beach tends to create a charm on innumerable tourists who keep flocking to the place all through the year.

    Location: Chidyatapu, Port Blair, South Andaman Island

    Entry fee: No entrance fee

  • 07Visit Mount Harriet

    Mount Harriet is the most noteworthy crest in the South Andaman archipelago and is named after Harriet Tytler, the second spouse of Robert Christopher Tytler, a British trooper, naturalist and picture taker, who was selected directing Superintendent of the Convict Settlement at Port Blair in the Andamans from April 1862 to February 1864. 

    Its common appeal and excellence draw in a lot of guests. The normal greenery couldn't be coordinated. The greenery wherever gives you gigantic feel that you are in a profound woods. One can have a look at various types of feathered creatures starting here. From the highest point of the pinnacle, one can get a wonderful perspective of the Port Blair city, the Ross Island and the Havelock Island.

    Location: Mount Harriet, positioned at 55 km by street and 15 km by ship from Port Blair.

    Entry fee: No fee chargeable.

  • 08Visit Barren Volcano

    Visiting Barren Island Volcano in Andaman Islands is one of the must things to do in Port Blair. It is the only active volcano chain from Sumatra to Myanmar and also, the only active volcano in India. Its name is evidently justified as it is a barren area uninhabited by humans. Barren Island comes under the restricted zone and special permits have to be taken to visit Barren Island.

    In addition, no one is allowed to land on Barren Island. No night stay is allowed on Barren Island. So if one wants to be here, it is advisable to take an early morning trip to the island, starting at around 3 or 4 a.m. It takes nearly 4 to 5 hrs to reach the island.

    Tourists generally travel through ships and without getting down on the island they get the whole enthralling feeling of the island. The island can be visited by chartered boats only with the approval of the forest department and after getting necessary permits. It is one of the most interesting activities in Port Blair.

    Location: Barren Island

    Entry fee: No fee chargeable
  • 09Visit North Bay Island

    Visit North Bay Island

    North Bay Island is another most visited attraction. There are amazing activities in Port Blair, like rich coral reefs and amazing water activities here which attracts tourist from all over the globe. Located nearer to Phoenix Jetty of Port Blair, this beach is also very famous for underwater corals. Snorkeling and scuba diving activities are also available in North Bay. There are one-day package trips include North Bay, Viper Island, and Ross Island. 

    It is an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Coral Island with white sand beaches is surrounded by the pristine beauty of nature. The sea has gifted this island with all the splendor to attract any sea loving human. The Coral reefs are gorgeously decorated by nature to stun the visitor. Visitors to North Bay should be ready at Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair before 9.00am.

    How to reach: It is 15-20 minutes journey from Phoenix jetty.

    Entry fee: Ferry Ticket for North Bay is Rs.150/- per person.

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  • 10Visit Japanese Bunker

    The Japanese war bunkers were constructed during the Japanese occupation of the Andaman and Nicobar islands during World War II. The Japanese forces during their occupation of the islands had constructed a chain of war bunkers at strategic locations. Intended for surveillance, the structures are reportedly secure from air strikes. A majority of the bunkers in the civilian areas are currently in ruins because of the administration's apathy and failure to maintain them.

    Many of them have been reduced to garbage dump yards, some are home to anti-social elements and the others have been demolished unlawfully like the one near a prominent resort at South Point. Although now The Andaman and Nicobar Command has taken a decision to operationalize the high-security bunkers located in strategic areas of the islands clusters.

    Entry fee: There is no entry fee.

    How to reach: To reach here, there are many private ferry services available.

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  • 11Visit Clock Tower

    Clock Tower is the central landmark standing in the heart of Port Blair’s busy Aberdeen Bazaar. Also popularly known as the Ghanta Ghar in Andaman, it is a reminder from the British era. It also showcases one of the commendable steps taken by the Port Blair municipal council to promote international tourism. 

    Contradictory to the people believing that the clock shows the wrong time, the four watches on each side of the clock tower shows different timings as per four different time zones! Have you noticed this? You can do much at this monument except read it and look at it that's all. Therefore, Clock Tower has to be one of the things to do in Port Blair for a traveler. So, what are you waiting for? Head to Andaman and make a visit to Clock Tower.

    Location: RGT Rd, Aberdeen Bazar, Mohanpura, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Entry fee: No fee chargeable.

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  • 12Visit Aberdeen Bazaar

    If bargaining is your expertise, head to the Aberdeen Bazaar where you can pick up a number of items from the roadside stalls as well as government emporiums. Colored fabrics, wood artifacts, jewelry, Port Blair T-shirts much more as there are available in a good amount here. After a good shopping extravaganza, you can enjoy a delicious meal at the Lighthouse Residency in the market itself. 

    Best things to pick from the Aberdeen Bazaar are pearl jewelry, home decor accessories made from shells, coconut lampshades and bangles and paper Mache tribal masks.  This is definitely a must-visit for all the shopaholics and shouldn’t be missed if you are in Andaman and love to shop. You will definitely be spoilt for choice in the market, the market will cater to all your needs.

    Entry fee: No entry ticket.

    How to reach: You can reach here by bus, which will be available from Port Blair Airport.

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  • 13Visit Samudrika Museum

    Located in Port Blair, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is a well-known tourist attraction in the Andaman Islands. This popular sightseeing place of Andaman is also known as Fisheries Museum. This place has a wide range of installations with informative coverage of the island's’ ecosystem, plants, animals, tribal communities and marine life. This museum also includes a small aquarium that houses various collections of fishes and corals and shells. 

    On the outside, you will also come across a skeleton of a blue whale that was washed ashore on the Nicobars. The Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is run by the Indian Navy and it stores five galleries dotted with history, geography, anthropology and marine life of the Island. Besides this, there is also a tiny zoo that shelters saltwater crocodiles in Haddo of Andaman Island.

    Location: Haddo Road, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    Entry fee: No entry fees

  • 14Visit Sagarika Government Emporium

    Located in Port Blair, Sagarika Government Emporium is easily accessible. Sagarika Government Emporium is located in a very good area. You can travel to this amazing place by hiring a cab or you can travel by local transportations such as taxis, autos, buses, minibusses. Two wheelers and cycles are also available for hire in most of the places in Port Blair. Though traveling by cab is the best option. The place is well-connected and once you reach the destination you can see many other places too. 

    This is a must thing to do in Port Blair. Sagarika Government Emporium is open all days except Monday. Walking into the Sagarika Government Emporium is like stepping into a dreamland of handicrafts. Stroll through this huge emporium looking at beautiful coconut lampshades, wooden trays, quaint wood carvings, and breathtaking sea shell murals. 

    Peep into the Nicobari section and you will be stunned by the tribal artifacts here, ranging from bamboo items to seashell jewelry. All the merchandise are made by self-employed locals and are available at discounted rates. A short trip here at Sagarika Government Emporium will save you loads of money, in case, you wish to purchase a few island souvenirs.

    Location: DAG Colony, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    Entry fee: No entry fee

  • 15Visit MG Road

    MG Road in Port Blair is one such destination that is filled with numerous shopping possibilities. A perfect testimony to Port Blair’s shopping and commercial opportunities, this street is full of shops. Products ranging from exotic curios to household items are found here. This street also boasts of numerous hotels and classy restaurants. The idyllic setting of the shops and eateries make this a favorite shopping ground for tourists. It is advised to carry cash as many shops may not accept cards.

    MG Road offers a decent mix of budget and value for money for hotels in Port Blair. Since this area offers a better accommodation option to the travelers, it is well suited for those who want the comfort of a decent hotel at a good price. The area is again well connected to other parts of Port Blair and is a popular location for those looking for a good value for money on their accommodation. 

    Hotels in M G Road are good value for money. MG Road offers a decent range of 2 and 3-star hotels in Port Blair. The range of hotels available makes it an ideal place for those looking for decent accommodation without spending a lot.

    Location: Near trunk road, Port Blair

    Entry fee: No entry ticket

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  • 16Visit Corbyn’s Cove

    No one comes to Port Blair for the beach, but if you need a break from town, Corbyn’s Cove has a small curve of sand backed by palms. The coastal road here is a scenic journey and passes several Japanese WWII bunkers along the way. Located 7 kilometers south of town, an autorickshaw costs Rs.150, or you can rent a motorcycle. Crocodiles are occasionally spotted in the area. Secluded, and unspoiled, the Corbyn's Cove beach is just 8 kilometers from the City center and a prominent sightseeing place in Andaman. 

    With pleasant blue sea water and lush green coconut palms, the beach allows visitors to relax alongside and enjoy several water sports available on the shore of the beach. Some of the water activities in Port Blair that one can undertake and enjoy over a visit to Corbyn's Cove Beach include scuba diving, surfing, and boating. Further, the beach is also a perfect location for taking pleasure in sunbathing, swimming and surfing. 

    This coconut palm fringed beach is surrounded by a hotel and small offering refreshments and food. From here, tourists can also visit the Snake Island, which claims to have a lot of deadly snakes. The snake island is also known for colorful corals, mesmerizing fishes, and rock faces. One can take a motorboat to land at this island.

    Location: Carbyns Cove, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Entry fee: No entry fee.


Sightseeing in Port Blair

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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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