Port Blair Attractions
The capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair
is a cluster of 350 islands among which only some are
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Port Blair has a bleak history as far as
the Indian freedom movement is concerned. The Indian
nationalists who were arrested on the charges of defying
the British were deported to Port Blair and were forbidden
to meet their families.
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What is now considered a tropical
paradise was actually referred to as "kala pani".
Port Blair has a lot to offer in terms of the places
of tourist interest.
Gandhi Park - This is a beautifully laid out
park in Port Blair Attractions
with a number of facilities that
include amusement rides, water sports, nature trails,
garden and restaurant. Among the historic remnants is
the Japanese Temple as well as the bunker.
Sippighat Farm - This is a Government Farm that
spans an area of 80 acres. This is the place where research
and development programmes for cultivation of cloves,
nutmeg, coconut and pepper are carried on.
Chidiya Tapu - This is an excellent picnic site
amidst verdant mangroves that resound with the chirping
of the birds. Do make it a point to visit the Sylvan
Sands and the Munda Pahar beaches.
Chatham - This is a small island that is connected
to Port Blair by a bridge. It is renowned for a sawmill,
considered to be on of the oldest and the largest in
Asia. The construction of the mill is credited to the
British way back in 1836. Today the number of employees
in the mill is more than 2000 people. The island also
has the second largest wharf in the Andamans.
Zsi Museum- The Zsi Museum is maintained by
the Zoological Survey of India and showcases diverse
variety of sponges, corals, butterflies and centipedes,
besides other animals. Situated near the Andaman Teal
House, the museum also has a research library.
How to Reach Port Blair
By Air - Port Blair is well-connected to Chennai, Delhi,
Bhubaneswar and Kolkata by flights that operate almost
By Rail / By Road - The location of Port Blair in the
midst of the sea makes it impossible to access the place
either by rail or by road.
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