Sightseeing
Marine Museum Marine Museum
The Marine Museum, also called Samudrika, is an exciting site in Port Blair. It has a huge collection of corals, shells and about 350 species of marine life. It also includes artifacts of the tribal people. The museum is divided into five sections.
Cottage Industries Emporium Cottage Industries Emporium
The Cottage Industries Emporium is a storehouse of an array of artifacts made of pearl, seashells and local wood products. There is also a unique collection of small Nicobari canoes, palm mats and furniture. The Khadi Gramodyog Emporium close by is also worth a visit.
Ross Island Ross Island
A short boat ride away from Marina Bay Jetty, Ross Island is the seat of the British administration. The important ruins here include a church, cemetery, and the chief commissioner's residence. The island is ideal for swimming and is also a birdwatcher's paradise.
Red Skin Red Skin
Being positioned inside the premises of the Marine National Park, the Red Skin Island in Andaman and Nicobar area boasts diverse species of corals in their natural ambience. There is plenty of scope for snorkelling. Boats are available from the rural settlement known as the Wandoor Village for Red Skin Island.
Mini Zoo Mini Zoo
Situated at Haddo, the zoo houses some rare species of endemic birds and animals that are found in the Andaman Islands.
Science Centre Science Centre
Located at a distance of 3 kms from Port Blair town. The Science Centre has an interactive gallery that exhibits the genesis of the Andaman Islands, volcanic activities, scientific facts of the oceans; a fun science gallery; a modern technology gallery; an open air science park and an indoor butterfly corner.
Cobryn's Cove Cobryn's Cove
It is a coconut-palm-fringed beach that is located 7 km away from the town. It is ideal for swimming, surfing and sunbathing. Water sports, a restaurant and bar facilities are available.
Chidiya Tapu Chidiya Tapu
Is located at the southern tip of the South Andaman Islands, and is also known as Bird Rock. It boasts of an enchanting beach, green hills and a narrow creek that is shaded by mangrove trees. The corals and the marine life, coupled with romantic sunsets, are a must see.
Chantham Saw Mill Chantham Saw Mill
The Chatham Saw Mill, one of the oldest and largest mills in Asia which is built on a tiny island, is connected to Port Blair by a bridge. It is a storehouse of many varieties of timber such as Padauk, Gurjan, Marble and Satin Wood. Forest museum is also situated in Chatham. The museum displays beautiful decorative pieces made of Padauk, Marble, Peauma, Gurjan and Satin Wood.
Viper Island Viper Island
Close to Port Blair, the island earlier was an old jail where the British used to harbour convicts. The island also has dungeons and a natural amphitheatre. You can take a half day Harbour cruise to Viper Island. During the cruise, you will pass the naval floating dry dock, the only one of its kind in India.
Havelock Island Havelock Island
Havelock is ideal for nature lovers, island campers and offshore-adventure aficionados. Take the journey by boat from Phoenix Bay Jetty, after which a bus will take you to Radhanagar Beach. The cozy camping tents set amidst dense forests, the long stretches of golden sand and the hypnotic blue-green sea make Radhanagar Beach a dream destination.
Cellular Jail Cellular Jail
It stands as a symbol of colonial oppression, cruelty and untold suffering. A visit to the jail gives an indication of the horrors of imprisonment during the freedom movement. The prison fans out in seven wings and has a total of 698 cells. The saga of heroic freedom struggle is brought alive in a moving sound and light show held inside the jail compound.
Jolly Buoy Jolly Buoy
The island is part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National. It has a beautiful beach with canopies and dense bushes. The underwater marine life is fantastic. The clean water offers sharp reflections of the corals and glimpses of marine life. Also ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Baratang Island Baratang Island
Located at a distance of 120 km from Port Blair, the island is part of the Great Andaman group in the Bay of Bengal adjoins the Andaman Sea. Middle Andaman is to its north, and South Andaman to the south. The beautiful island has wonderful beaches, evergreen forests, mud volcanoes, limestone caves, and mangrove filled creeks.
Andaman Water Sport Complex Andaman Water Sport Complex
The complex hosts a variety of water sports including safe water sports and adventure sports like paddle boats, row boats, glass-bottom boats, aqua glides, kayaks, water cycle. Adventure sports include snorkelling and scuba diving. The complex also houses a memorial for the Battle of Aberdeen fought between the British and Andaman Aboriginals in 1859.
North Bay North Bay
Located in the foothills of Mount Harriet, this island is famous for breathtaking views of corals and marine life. Enjoy swimming in the sea, or sunbathing on the beach. You will be able to spot tortoise, parrol fishes and small sharks. Snorkelling and scuba diving facilities are available here.
Anthropological Museum Anthropological Museum
The Museum houses some tools and other evidences of the four Andaman Negrito tribes namely, The Jarawas, The Sentinelese, The Great Andamanese and The Onges, besides two Mongoloid Tribes of Nicobar - the Nicobarese and the Shompens.
Ross Island Wandoor Marine Park
15 beautiful islands, creeks and open sea constitute this park. One can watch a variety of corals, coloured fish, sea anemones, sharks and water snakes here. The tropical forests, sandy beaches and clear blue waters are a feast for the eye. The sea houses the smallest zoo plankton for dolphins. The Andaman wild pig, spotted deer and exotic birds inhabit the park. The islands inside the park provides nesting grounds for marine turtles. The creeks inside the park are ideal for the salt-water crocodile and the water monitor lizard.