What makes Port Blair in December extra special is the people you’ll come across on your journey. The cultural and music festivals held in the later half of the year attract a bevy of tourists from far and wide. From adventure seekers and history afficianods to bankers turned diving instructors, there is something for everybody here in December. So, what are you waiting for? for? Hop on a plane and ride to this beautiful conglomeration of islands.
Weather In Port Blair In December
The weather in Port Blair in December is pleasant and ideal for pursuing water sports. The city has a tropical monsoon climate, which means you can visit it throughout the year. However, most tourists prefer to visit it in December because the destination offers several avenues for seasonal adventure and entertainment. The maximum temperature in December is 20 degree celsius and the minimum temperature is 30 degree celsius.
7 Things To Do In Port Blair In December
We have shortlisted 7 incredible things to do in Port Blair in December and around that you will enjoy immensely with your near and dear ones:
1. Sound And Light Show
The saga of the heroic freedom struggle, brought alive in a moving Sound and Light Show, in the Cellular Jail, is very popular among the tourists. Cellular Jail, located at Port Blair, stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this jail. The jail acquired the name ‘Cellular’ because it is made up of individual cells for solitary confinement.
Entry fee: INR 50 for adults and INR 25 for children
Timings: 8 PM – 9 PM (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) for English shows and 5:30 PM – 10: 15 PM (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) for Hindi shows
2. Chidiya Tapu – Catch The Sunset
A drive to Chidiyatapu Beach is a thrilling experience. It is situated on the southernmost tip of South Andaman and is thronged by people from far and wide. The place gives a beautiful view of the setting sun on a clear day. Although reputed hotel brands offering ultra-luxury accommodation are absent at the destination, local homestays are geared to ensure a comfortable stay for visitors.
How to reach: Chidiya Tapu is only 25 km away from Port Blair and can be easily reached via a bike.
3. Gandhi Park – Take A Stroll
This beautiful park at Port Blair has facilities like amusement rides, safe water sports and nature trail around the lake, garden, restaurant, historic remains like Japanese temple as well as a bunker. Besides the British colonial remnants, the island has remainders of Japanese occupation of Port Blair. The Japanese occupied the island and built bunkers around it, a few of which still remain.
Location: AHW Colony, Shadipur, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101
Timings: 8 AM – 8 PM (Monday – Sunday)
4. Ross Island – Photograph Deers
Ross Island was once an exclusive preserve of the British empire. Spread over an area of almost 1 square km, Ross Island is connected by ferry boat from Aberdeen jetty, which also houses a water sports complex. The island is a stone’s throw away from Port Blair and can be easily accessed via a ferry in Port Blair in December. Make sure to photograph deers in their natural habitat on your tour to the idyllic island.
How to reach: Ross Island is 3 km away from east of downtown Port Blair and can be easily reached by taking a public boat ride. The ride will cost you INR 100 per person.
5. North Bay Island – Enjoy Water Sports
The main attraction of the North Bay Island include the coral reefs. Apart from that, visitors love to try different kinds of adventure activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. If you are a water sport enthusiast, you will absolutely love this place. For others, there are a host of attractions to experience. It is easy to access the island from any part of Port Blair through ferry rides. A tour of the island does not take more than half of the day.
How to reach: North Bay Island is 42 km away from Port Blair and can be easily reached by taking a ferry. The ride will cost you INR 500 per person.
Ferry Timings: 8 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday – Sunday)
6. Jolly Buoy Island – Glass Bottom Boat Ride
Jolly Buoy Island is 1 hour away from Wandoor beach which is located 30 kilometers southwest of Port Blair. Visitors can take a taxi from Port Blair to Wandoor Beach and then take a ferry from the beach to reach Jolly Buoy Island. Make sure to reach Wandoor Beach early as most ferries to the island leave around 9 AM. A glass bottom boat ride is one of the most popular activities at Port Blair in December.
Entry fee: INR 50 for adults and INR 25 for children below the age of 12 years
Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM (Monday – Sunday)
7. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park – Birdwatching
When planning to indulge in bird watching in the park, the best thing to do is to visit the spots that are most likely to be home to the exotic migratory birds or the local birds, whatever your preferences might be. The most popular bird watching spots in the park is Jolly Buoy Island. Getting to these spots, when you are in Andaman, is quite easy since there are regular suburban and city buses plying on the roads, operated by private as well as government agencies.
Location: Jolly Buoy Island
What To Pack For Port Blair In December
Here’s a list of documentation and equipment that we suggest you carry with you on your trip to Port Blair in December with family:
1. Travel documents (copy of e-tickets, photo ID, hotel booking confirmation, offline map)
2. Sunglasses, hat or cap
3. Light cotton clothing (sarongs, sun dresses, shorts, t-shirts)
4. Bathing suit (if required)
5. Slippers or comfortable open shoes
6. A raincoat or an umbrella
7. Sunscreen with high SPF
8. Insect repellent (if required)
9. Toiletries and a first aid kit
Port Blair in December boasts of a peaceful coastline, green landscapes, and an opportunity to satiate your hunger for adventure. If you haven’t done something audacious in a while, like let’s say snorkeled underwater or jumped off a tall cliff, now is the time. Book your trip to Andaman with TravelTriangle to customise your tour as per your preferences and and avail exciting deals and discounts.
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