Port Blair In Andaman
Bask in the tropical weather at the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar
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About Port Blair Tourism
The capital of Andaman, Port Blair is one of the top tourist destinations in India for an exotic vacation. Featuring lush green islands, pristine beaches, adventure activities, and a plethora of tourist attractions, Port Blair tourism has received huge popularity in the past decade or so. Moreover, it is also the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
History of Port Blair
The history of Port Blair takes you back to 1789 when a captain named Archibald Blair from the East India Company established a penal colony in the southeastern Bay of Andaman. He named it in honor of his commander, Admiral Sir William Cornwallis as Port Cornwallis. In 1858, Port Blair was established as the first ever European settlement on the islands. The islands are now home to many tribal communities of the world.
There are a number of places to visit in Port Blair which attract tourists to this city. Port Blair Cellular Jail, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, Forest Museum, Ross Island, Mount Harriet National Park, and Chidiya Tapu are some of the top Port Blair sightseeing places. Home to numerous islands, and beaches, Port Blair also serves as a hub for adventure activities. Tourists can indulge in activities like snorkeling, kayaking, jet-skiing, surfing, and scuba diving in Port Blair. One can also bask in the tropical sun, and unwind at these Port Blair beaches.
Places To Visit in Port Blair
The Cellular Jail: The cellular jail in Port Blair will remind you of India’s freedom struggle and the tortures that were made to Indians. There is also a light and sound show that is conducted at this jail showing the history and the freedom struggle of the country.
Havelock Island: Havelock Island is one of the most pristine islands in Andamans. One can just relax and admire the surreal beauty of nature here.
Ross Island: Ross is another striking island in Port Blair where one can enjoy thrilling water sports activities. This island is also a great place for bird watching.
Museums and Zoo: Besides the natural beauty of the beaches and islands, there are also museums and zoo in Port Blair which one should definitely visit. Museums like the Anthropological Museum, Marine Museum, and the Mini Zoo should be on your bucket list.
Harbor Cruises: Harbor Cruises is a great way to explore the small islands of the Andaman and also witness the stunning views of the landscape, rainforests, and mangroves trees.
Things To Do In Port Blair
Light and Sound Show at the Cellular Jail: There takes place a stunning light and sound show depicting the freedom struggle of Indians. By the end of the show, we are sure you will be left a teary eye.
Fun-filled Nightlife: One can enjoy the late-night parties at the resorts and hotels in Port Blair that provides live band, cocktails, food with stunning views of the sea.
Shopping: Aberdeen Bazaar is a great place for shopping in Port Blair where you can buy various wooden articles, shell items, cane products, shell jewelry, and other such items.
North Bay Island for adventures: Underwater sea walk is the most striking feature of this island. You can meet the exotic marine life and coral reefs while walking on the seabed. Besides this, snorkeling and scuba diving can also be enjoyed here.
Glass Bottom Boat Ride at the Jolly Buoy Island: Glass bottom boat ride is a great way to explore marine life and exotic coral reefs while not going inside the water. You can experience this at Jolly Buoy Island.
Honeymoon in Port BlairOwing to its geographic location and the status of the capital of the Andaman Islands, Port Blair is an ideal location to plan for a honeymoon trip. Moreover, idyllic beaches, historic museums, and tourist attractions make it all the more apt for newlyweds.
Scuba Diving in Port Blair:
One can also partake in scuba diving in Port Blair. There different types of scuba diving courses that you can indulge in. They are apt for both beginners and advanced divers. One can take a diving costume on rent.
Special Food in Port Blair
Listed below are the traditional dishes served in Port Blair:
- Fish Curry
-Coconut Prawn Curry
3 Days Tour To Port Blair
A 3 days tour to Port Blair lets you explore the capital inside out. Be it it's incredible shoreline or the many tourist spots it is home to, a duration of 3 days is apt to let you explore it all. Some of the places that you can cover through this Port Blair tour are Cellular Jail, Chatham Saw Mill, Murugan Temple, Corbyn’s Cove, Marina Park And Aquarium, Cinque Island, Anthropological Museum, Sagarika Emporium, etc.
Port Blair tourist places also include island tours across the most popular islands of the city such as Havelock Island, Ross Island, and North Bay Island. Travelers get to witness the variety of flora & fauna at these islands and also capture a glimpse of the local culture of these places.
Being a popular tourist attraction, Port Blair India has no dearth of places to stay. Be it a honeymoon, a family vacation, or a solo trip, the types of accommodations available in the city, satisfy the needs of all sorts of travelers.
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Campbell Bay In Andaman
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Havelock Island In Andaman
Andaman and Nicobar islands are home to various islands with diverse flora and fauna. One such marvelous island is Havelock Island in Andaman. It is one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the Andaman Islands. Not only is it an alluring tourist spot but also an amazing place to spot swimming elephants and cor...
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Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park In Andaman
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Mount Harriet National Park in Andaman
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Bird Watching in Andaman
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Scuba Diving in Andaman
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Sea Walk in Andaman
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Trekking in Andaman
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Snorkeling In Andaman
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Dinesh's 5 days trip to AndamanSuperb. Thanks Eshwar for the entire arrangements. It was Superb :)
Shilpahalder's 8 days trip to AndamanThe trip was customized and designed as per our requirement. Also travel agency has modified trip and sightseeing options on request during the trip. As we wanted a super leisure trip and wanted only beach resorts, the hotel options were given accordingly. Bibha and Ishwar from destiny travels made our trip memorable. They went out of the way to fulfil our requirements. All the drivers especially Allar were very polite and friendly. Highly recommended. All the beaches in havelock and Niel islands were awesome. I enjoyed doing nothing. Scuba at havelock was star of the trip
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Shailesh's 6 days trip to AndamanOur whole trip was really nice and wonderful. Cab pick up and drop was on time, all the plans are executed properly. I would say well organized. All was well except the stay in Havelock, the Blue island Beach resort was not at all good. we had a terrible experience with that. Apart from that the stay in Port Blair which was nice and at Neil which was really amazing. Thank you guys. :)
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Mamatha's 5 days trip to AndamanOur trip to Andaman with my family was very well planned by Bibha Singh ji. This was my second trip via Travel triangle. We had a comfortable stay and touring. Overall I was satisfied to have travelled with Destiny Holidays. Keep the good work :) Regards, Mamatha It was a memorable trip with my family. We had an excellent Scuba diving in Andaman. This will always be cherished in our lives. Thank you Travel Triangle and Destiny Holidays !!
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Ruchika's 5 days trip to AndamanOur trip to Andaman was a very beautiful & a memorable one. Destiny Holidays Tours did a wonderful job. Value for the money we gave. Their executive Ms. Snow was very helpful in customising the deal according to our needs.Our tour manager Mr. Eswar was very co- operative. The cabs were all very comfortable & all the drivers did an excellent job. Kudos to the team.The tour was smoothly conducted throughout our 5 day stay and I would definitely recommend Destiny Holidays tour to anyone visiting Andaman islands.
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Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman & Nicobar islands, located in the Bay of Bengal, on the east coast of South Andaman Islands.
Summers and winters are the best seasons to visit Port Blair
Activities like snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, jet skiing, surfing, and bird watching are some of the best things to do in Port Blair.
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