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
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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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Vikas's 5 days trip to AndamanWe had a memorable trip visiting Andaman for 6 D/5 N. It will be remembered for life time and thanks to Anitha from Jubilant travels for arranging things very professionally.
Rajatsen's 7 days trip to AndamanThe experience of travel traingle is memorable and I will definitely recommend it to my colleagues also. The best part of the journey is that I enjoyed each and every moment without any worries about travelling and accommodation.I want to recommend something that I experienced is that the client should also be provided with the room no. Initially because during check in the hotel staff sometimes provide the rooms which are not up to the mark. I want to add if any other island should be instead of Neil is possible. If talking about the memories,the whole journey is memorable to us.some best of which we experienced at ross island,North bay island and moments we share with Neil island staff specially suman.Water sports activity at eliphanta beach. The best part of the whole Andaman tour is its delicious morning breakfast
Maan's 4 days trip to AndamanIt was a great experience and well organized by sky tour travel agent and cab driver were well behaved and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed our time Scuba diving
Mohit's 6 days trip to AndamanDrivers were not at all professional in Havelock and Neil. Even in Havelock, one driver left us to do Kayaking at a very high cost, more than double, setting his share in between. And then not coming back to pick up back after activity. Got cheated badly there.
Rumana's 6 days trip to Andaman. The hotels suggested by Yugal were excellent in terms of Quality and Service. The Drivers and Trip Co-Ordinator's in all the Three Islands were knowledgeable about the places and were extremely punctual and active. The communication within their team internally is superb hence we did not face any issues. Yugal is an excellent travel agent. He is very proactive and very patiently responds to all queries. He customized the travel plan according to our requirements and took care of everything that we requested for. For our future travels we would definitely want to book with Lazyatra and also recommend our friends and family members to experience their service.
Paarthmiglani's 7 days trip to AndamanAnwar was the best driver in the trip. coordination was best
Saketg's 5 days trip to AndamanAll the hotels were extremely comfortable with all the amenities. Food provided by hotel was superb. Food was much better than the restaurants around. The driver alloted was really nice. He told us to trust him and just enjoy and we did the same. He knew the places very well. He adviced great adventures and places. He was a very good photographer as well. Yugal is an extremely experienced travel buddy. He provided us the best package and was always available on call. It was because of him only we were able to make safe plans for Kashmir. Now I know that whenever I will be planning a trip to anywhere....Yugal and Lazyyatra are the ones to rely on. Overall the honeymoon was just like a dream come true with all the luxuries and experiences in my budget.
Saubhikdutta's 6 days trip to AndamanThis was an outstanding experience indeed. The hotels were excellent specially the "Bare foot" in Havelock gave us rejuvenating experience. The whole trip was well co-ordinated. Even in this trying times, lazyyatra left no stones unturned to give us the best experience possible. All of the drivers were professional, punctual and we'll behaved. Rinki, as a travel agent did her job in an excellent and professional way and was always a call away. Definitely we will remanin connected with Lazyatra and would recommend it as well. This trip was an amazing one and remarkable too.
Priyanka's 5 days trip to AndamanThe stay in both the hotels was very pleasant and comfortable especially the Havelock island. We thought to skip the place due to busy schedules but then Taposh ( tour manager) has managed to get us in another time available which was very kind of him and was surprising.Only One word for Yugal - Superstar. We had couple of hiccups with our flights and Yugal has just managed with ease to create new plan within a small time window. So much passionate about his work and ready to help at any given time. He knows how best to take care of the clients.If you got a chance would be again book with Lazyatra ? Yes offcourse..Not a single doubt in Mind
Pradyumna's 6 days trip to Andamangreat service overall. Well Organized accomadtive. needs improvement in communication with local agent and selecting hotels, based on reviews
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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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