Old Colonial Town – Port Blair
Port Blair on South Andaman Island is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an Indian territory in the Bay of Bengal. Its seafront Cellular Jail, completed in 1906, hints at its past as a British penal colony and is now a memorial to Indian independence activists.
Cellular Jail is one of the famous Historical Place in India. In the British time it was also known as Kala Pani and all the prisoners were kept here as a punishment. Now this is a Historical Museum and many things here to see.
Chatham Saw Mill
Asia’s biggest and oldest saw mill, Chatham Saw Mill, is situated at Chatham Island and is a popular tourist destination. The mill dates back to 1883 and was set up by the British.Chatham Saw Mill also produces sawn timber and handles the production of ‘Paduak’ – Andaman’s well known, premier wood.
This shopping center is situated at the city, Port Blair in Andaman Island. This is a cottage industry and emporium, a shopping place for the visitors. The normal package of Andaman island trip covers this place to allow travellers to purchase items. Pearls and gems are not sold here as it is against the Government’s clearance.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Teeming with people and encircled by lush green coconut palms, the Corbyn’s Cove is one of the more busy beaches in the Andaman Islands. This is the closest beach to the Port Blair, a mere 8 kms from the City center. The drive to the beach is a stunning visual treat. You will get quite a view of the Marina Park, the pristine blue sea lining along the entire route.
Chidiya Tapu – about 31 kms from Port Blair – generally known as the “Bird Island” covered with lush green mangroves and beautiful beach with breath-taking sunset – all of which creates a mesmerizing environment. Optional Activities – Swimming, Trekking.
Lime Stone Caves, Baratang Island
The lime stone caves, full of splendid stalagmites, stalactites and pillar rocks, remain one of the favourite tourist destinations. The trek to reach the caves is adventurous. The limestone caves remain largely unexplored and it is a unique experience. These caves are located about 50 minutes (by sea) away from Baratang Jetty.
Mud Volcano, Baratang Island
A mud volcano is created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground. As the mud is pushed upwards by the gas, it deposits and hardens above ground. As more mud oozes out and spills over the edge it grows in size, gradually forming what you can see today – a miniature volcano with a rich, creamy mud crater at the top.
Mount Harriet National Park
Mount Harriet National Park is a national park located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India. The park, established in 1979, covers about 46.62 km sq (18.00 m sq). Mount Harriet (383 mtrs (1,257 ft)), which is part of the park, is the third-highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar
Once the seat of British power and capital of these Islands, it stands now as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structures almost in debris. A small museum named ‘ Smrita’ holds photographs and other antiques of the Britishers relevant to these islands. A multimedia show (Sound and Light show) is coming up in Ross Islands soon.
Viper Island is near Port Blair in Andaman district in the Andaman Islands, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India and was the site of the jail where the British used to imprison convicts and political prisoners. It has the ruins of a gallows atop a hillock. The jail was abandoned when the Cellular Jail was constructed in 1906.