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At a distance of 1.5 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, the Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, was a colonial prison located at Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The prison was known to house many notable Indian activists during the struggle for India's independence. Today, the complex serves as a national memorial monument and also one of the top places to visit in Port Blair.
The construction of the Cellular Jail was started by the British in 1896 and was completed in 1906. The penal settlement was established in Andamans by the British after the First War of Independence in 1857. It was the beginning of the agonizing story of freedom fighters in the massive and awful jails at Viper Island followed by the Cellular Jail. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable freedom fighters such as Batukeshwar Dutt, Bhagat Singh and Veer Savarkar, among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle .....
At a distance of 6 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, the Corbyn's Cove is a serene and unspoiled soft sandy beach in Port Blair. Located picturesquely with the backdrop of lush green coconut trees and majestic sea, Corbyn's Cove Beach is a must visit place for the ones who want to experience nature at its best in Andamans.
Corbyn's Cove Beach was named after well-known Henry Fisher Corbyn and is an ideal spot for sun basking and swimming. The beach is renowned for its glass-bottomed cruises, scuba diving and snorkeling, which is a perfect treat for an adventure enthusiasts. During the Japanese occupation of Corbyn's Cove, pill boxes and bunkers were made which can be still seen on the beach. A major part of the beach was washed away and destroyed in the tsunami of 2004.
Corbyn's Cove Beach is the closest beach from the city of Port Blair. Facilities like hotel, restaurant, bar, changing room, adventure water-sports are available here. Historical remains like Japanese Bunkers .....
At a distance of 25 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Chidiya Tapu, also known as 'Bird Island', is the southernmost tip of South Andaman Island. This is one of the top places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Chidiya Tapu is a small village with lush green mangroves and tranquil islands. It is famous for bird watching, sunset view, panoramic scenic beauties, and many colours of oceanic view. The area is filled with around 46 species of birds namely, drongos, hanging parrot, scarlet minivet, emerald dove, long-tailed and red-breasted parakeets, white-bellied sea eagles and grey-fronted and imperial green pigeons to name a few.
Popularly known as Sunset Point, Chidiya Tapu is one of the best places to see the sunset in Port Blair, the main hub of the Andaman Islands. The main attractions here include the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, Chidiya Tapu Beach, the Sylvan Sands and the Munda Pahad beaches. There is also a forest guest house at the top of the hillock that provides .....
At a distance of 65 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand (road + ferry) and 11 km from Havelock Ferry Ghat, Radhanagar Beach, also known as Beach #7, is situated on the south coast of Havelock Island and is the most famous Andaman Beach. Radhanagar Beach is counted among the top 10 beautiful beaches of Asia and among best beaches in the world by Time Magazine.
The most visited place in Andamans, Radhanagar is a long white sandy beach that sprawls across 2 km length and an average width of 30 to 40 m. Known for its picturesque sunset, white sand and turquoise blue waters, the beach is a very popular hub lying on the western coast of Havelock Island. The sand is white and very fine in grain. The lush and verdant trees on the side of beach offer tourists an opportunity to unwind and relish the serenity and nature's charm. The breathtaking sight of sunset on this beach makes the tourists forget all the woes of life.
Due to its reputation and popularity one would expect large crowd .....
At a distance of 29 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Viper Island is a small, beautiful and serene island located in near Port Blair in the South Andaman district of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Spread over an area of 69 acres, the island got its name from the ship in which Archibald Blair, a British colonial officer, came to the islands to set up a penal settlement in 1789. The ship got wrecked and was abandoned near the island. Besides that, people believe that due to the presence of viper snakes on the island, it came to be known as Viper- Island.
This island was once under the control of the British and was used as a site of the Jail before the famous Cellular Jail was built in 1906. Now, the ruins of an old British Jail, constructed in 1867, can be seen on the island. The ruins consist of a two storied building supported by a plinth. The island was once a place of penal settlement for political prisoners and freedom fighters.
In addition to its historical importance, .....