Things To Do
Explore the beautiful islands and some of the best beaches in the world in the Andamans. Indulge in water sports, sunbathe on the beach or visit the tropical rainforests.

3kmsCellular Jail
It stands as a symbol of colonial oppression during the freedom movement. The prison has seven wings with a total of 698 cells. A sound and light show held inside the jail tells the story of the freedom struggle. Read more

Timings: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fees: Rs. 10

5kmsMarine Samudrika Museum
It has a collection of corals, shells, 350 species of marine life and artifacts of the tribal people.

Timings: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fees: Rs. 20

5kmsCorbyn's Cove
It is a coconut-palm-fringed beach that is located 7 km away from the town. Ideal for swimming, surfing and sunbathing. Water sports, a restaurant and bar facilities are available. Read more

30kmsChidiya Tapu
This is a beautiful beach with green hills and a narrow creek that is shaded by mangrove trees. The marine life and the sunsets are a must see. Read more

2kmsAndaman Water Sport Complex
The complex hosts a variety of water sports including paddle boats, glass-bottom boats, aqua glides, water cycle, snorkeling and scuba diving. Read more

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

62kms by shipHavelock Island
Havelock's Radhanagar Beach is set amidst dense forests. The long stretches of golden sand and the hypnotic blue-green sea make it a perfect place to relax. Read more

Private Boat : Rs. 815 - 950 (one way)

30kms by road and 1 hour by ferryJolly Buoy Island
The island is part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. It has a beautiful beach with canopies and the underwater marine life is fantastic. Also ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. Read more

Timings: 9 AM to 3 PM
Entry Fees: Rs. 50 | Boat charges: Rs. 750

2kms by road and 40 minutes by ferryNorth Bay Island
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. Read more

Timings: 9 AM to 3 PM
Boat charges: Rs. 500

2kms by road and 30 minutes by ferryViper Island
The island earlier was an old jail where the British used to harbour convicts. It 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. Read more

Timings: 3 PM to 5 PM | Boat charges: Rs. 200

Sagarika Government Emporium
This emporium sells Coconut Lamp shades, Wooden Trays, Quaint Wooden Carvings and beautiful Sea Shell Murals. The Nicobari section has a variety of tribal artefacts, ranging from Bamboo Items to Sea Shell Jewellery.

Must buy: Sea shell encased candle and wooden keychain
Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM, Closed on Sunday

Aberdeen Bazaar
Pick up vibrant fabrics from this market which is a kaleidoscope of colours or head to one of the Parantha joints and sample some crunchy. Do some looking, strolling, bargaining and shopping and take home a memorable experience.

Must buy: Bead and shell accessories from Queen Sea Shell Craft
Timings: 9 AM to 8 PM

Anmol Pearl and Handicraft
Sells a variety of pearls, munga, shell crafts, cane, shunks and wooden items.

Timings: 9 AM to 8 PM

Ocean Gift
A great place to find coral and pearl jewellery, sea shells and wooden handicrafts.

Timings: 9 AM to 8 PM

Shiva Handicrafts Emporium
For all kinds of handcrafted products.

Timings: 9 AM to 8 PM


Water Sports
Located close to the Cellular Jail and Aberdeen Bazaar in the north-west Port Blair, the Port Blair Water Sports Complex offers all kinds of water sports like sail boats, water scooters, paddle boats, and water skiing facilities. There is an artificial waterfall as well, which is a great attraction among the visitors.

Diving
The Lacadives Dive Centre at North Wandoor offers introductory and advanced courses through both PADI and CMAS, and also introduces guests to the flora and fauna of the Andaman Islands. Dive courses and fun dives are combined with forest treks, mangrove walks and slideshows. Lacadives specializes in remote diving around the South Andaman Island. From the dive center at Chidiya Tapu, you can discover the reefs of Cinque and Passage Island and dive the famous shipwreck. You can also visit Wandoor. Read more
Infinity Scuba offers spectacular diving sites in Southern Andamans which are tranquil and differ from the usual hustle and bustle of other island dive sites. Exclusive diving includes areas like Rutland Island, Cinque Island and many other quiet dive sites in between. They also have a spectacular Wreck Dive not found in any of the other sites in India.

Game Fishing
Offers blue water fishing and a range of charters amongst the untouched reefs of the Andamans. You can also try salt water angling.
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Harbour Cruise
See the beauty of the islands at night. The Harbour Cruise from Port Blair to Viper Island is a great way to experience the city. The beaches around Port Blair are accessible in the evenings; you can relax in a hammock or walk on the white sands. The cruise operates between 3 pm to 5 pm every day. The last cruise leaves Port Blair at 5 pm.

Trekking and Camping
Take the nature trail from Mt. Harriet to Madhuban and enjoy the rare forest life, flora and fauna, or other routes, as most of the islands are covered with thick tropical rainforests, teeming with wildlife and rare and endemic plants. Hiking on the Andamans is best to be done with a local guide, but you can also go camping on your own in the beaches on many of the islands. However, over-night camping at many of the uninhabited Islands is not allowed. Trekking routes on the Andaman Islands are available at all the offices of Andaman Tourism. Tents are available locally on hire from October to May.