Port Blair In Andaman
Bask in the tropical weather at the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar
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Port Blair, Andaman
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.
History of Port Blair
In 1789, 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.
Attractions 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 Anadamns. 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 the 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.
Activities 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 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.
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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Places To Visit In Andaman
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Saddle Peak In Andaman
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Campbell Bay In Andaman
A part of the Great Nicobar Island, the village of Campbell Bay relaxes in all its glory in the southernmost part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is the main headquarters of the Great Nicobar Islands. There is so much to see and do here in the bay, like the popular Indira Point and the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve.
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. It is one of the most sought after tourist destination of Andaman Islands. Not only is it an alluring tourist spot but also an amazing place to spot swimming elephants and coral reefs. People f...
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Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park In Andaman
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Mount Harriet National Park in Andaman
Mount Harriet National Park is located in the hills of south Andaman region. The area covered by the park is 4.62 square kilometers. It is located just 30 km away from the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair. Moreover, Port Blair act as a connecting point for Mount Harriet National Park. with an elevation of ...
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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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Ankkur's 6 days trip to AndamanMy whole Andaman trip was very good and whole Andaman crew was friendly and helping, our travel agent Vinay from ascort holiday is also very friendly and helping hand. Beach walk and elephant island
Ankit's 3 days trip to AndamanFirst of all , the date which we wanted to book, they booked the date 1 day later and because of this date issue we had to pay Rs.1000/- extra and after paying the amount the date was adjusted. This whole thing was told to us 3 days before our travel. Secondly, the hotel that was confirmed for the Havelock , they changed it without any intimation and also it was communicated to us when we reached the venue that was pathetic. The hotel provided in Havelock was also below grade in comparison to which was booked earlier and communicated in itinerary and there was differences in hotel amount also. Above all this issues we had some good experience also that is the communication between we and the travel agency people were good. They took it responsibly and finally we enjoyed our trip and made it memorable.
Ashish's 6 days trip to AndamanVery nice seriusly I like the service Thanku somuch ..
Anil's 7 days trip to AndamanThe tour was well organized and professionally managed although I have not booked air tickets. ..
Quadros's 6 days trip to AndamanFirst of all sorry for giving my review late . Thank you from me and my Husband to Ascot Holiday for arranging my trip so beautifully and wonderful memories in Andaman. Mr. Shivam from Ascot Holiday was very helpful in planning everything and requesting to adjust the itinerary as per our requirements with 5 nights and 6days with 4 places (Port Blair, Havelock, Neil Island& Ross & Norway Island. 1. Hotel Accommodation in Havelock and Neil Island was awesome. Port Blair Accommodation was okok but people was very helpful during early morning breakfast which was ready before the hotel checkout at 4.30am. 2. Every day at every time cab person always reached on time.3. All are helpful.4. All team members are keen to give good service. 5. Knowledge about area and place was good.6. Trip coordinator Mr. Shekar was very friendly. It's was so awesome trip. Thank a lot.. I will definitely first recommend you to my friends and relatives.
Varun's 6 days trip to AndamanIt's a beautiful place for nature and beach lovers. Clean town make you wonder about their dedication towards community For watersports, it's the best place though not having advanced facilities yet, but some less explored islands are wonders to watch Havelock island has radhanagar beach which is the most beautiful beach in Asia. Extremely refreshing trip to Andaman This place is primarily meant for relaxation. Thus, it is a PERFECT destination for honeymoon Thanks Dreamz Yatra & Travel Triangle for preparing my wonderful trip. ..
Meghraj's 6 days trip to AndamanDriver Sanjay Mandal din't take care properly he has only self interest. In portblair in hotel Temirind food is not good. Shangrilla hotel in Havelock has nicely situated. Atmosphere is very pleasant & experience of up & down of sea level & move away of sea water.
Drjoysteff's 6 days trip to AndamanTravel dates 11-16 th november 2019 with 2 kids and four senior citizens, we were a group of 9, from the word go our travel triangle agent Mr.Sabir Ansari was very systematic and meticulous in planning the trip. He was patient to listen to my requirements of the trip and suggested relevant modifications to make it worthwhile, my concern of having to wait at the hotel lobby in Portblair after landing at 7am in the morning for early check in as check in times in hotels in the island is 12pm was fairly handled, we managed to get a room by 10am . The tour manager in Port Blair Mr. Munir was prompt and courteous, we were briefed about the next day's itinerary well and the timings were strictly adhered to, we didn' t have to worry if pick ups and drops would happen on time as whenever we landed from a new island there would be an agent to guide us through. With mobile network connectivity issues on the island they made sure we would not lose them, particularly like to thank Mr.Harris at the cellular jail for beautifully coordinating the tour as it was very crowded there,he made sure we didn't have to wait in long queues and got us to see the sound and light show. The cab drivers were on time , except on one day when we had to travel to Havelock they were delayed by 15 min which was again promptly addressed by coordinator. We needed two SUV s for airport travel which was provided. Thank you Mr.Mani. In Havelock, my special thanks to Mr. Bablu , he was there for everything from the time we landed for guiding the next two days, he even managed to pick up one of our gadgets we had left behind at a restaurant and deliver it to us, the guides at elephant beach were extremely helpful, cab driver Mr.Inderjit was courteous, prompt and my kids loved him.. Out of the three hotels, Pearl Park Residency at Neil island had best kept rooms and location was excellent but i found a lack in their hospitality in comparison to Symphony Palms at Havelock where the staff is warm and extremely well behaved. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with the organisation of this vacation and happy i chose travel triangle for the same.
Pradeepa's 4 days trip to AndamanMy parents felt the best experience at Marina Manor hotel, good service and experience, Average service at orient legend Resort Havelock. Cab service is also average too, big language communication gap with the driver, since there is a big network issue we cannot connect with driver when there is a urgent need, Good and timely response from Eco star I am satisfied Time spent at Havelock and Cruise travel
Bharathi's 6 days trip to AndamanIt was an awesome and joyful trip. Well coordinated by Pearl Andaman tours & packages and good hospitality provided by the coordinator Pramila. Drivers were calm & cool and travel journey was safe. Kudos to travel triangle and Pearl Andaman tours. See you soon in our next trip :-) My family celebrated my 30th birthday at Havelock Island and it will be the best & memorable one in my life :-)
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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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