City | Beach | Historical & Heritage
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 .....
Historical & Heritage
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 37 km from Port Blair, Bharatpur Beach is beautiful beach situated beside Neil Jetty in Neil Island. This is one of the best beach in Neil Island and also one of the popular beaches in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Bharatpur Beach is a serene, calm and white sandy beach. It is well known for its coral reef which is undoubtedly beautiful in Andamans. Another attraction of this beach is the beautiful lush green vegetation and fishes. This is the only place in Neil Island where water sports are being conducted. This beach is ideally recommended for youngsters because of activity options.
The beach is popular for activities like coral watching and swimming. One can hire glass-bottom boats for viewing the corals under water. Most of the tourists visit this beach in the morning hours and do snorkeling as in the evening they get to watch the sunset at Laxmanpur Beach. This vast sandy stretch and gently curving bay allows for a perfect swim. The water is so shallow that .....
At a distance of 5 km from Neil Jetty and 42 km from Port Blair, Sitapur Beach or Beach No. 5 is a serene rocky beach situated at the tip of Neil Island in Andamans.
Sitapur Beach is exposed to the open sea and thus prone to higher tides. Also known as the 'Sunrise Beach', this beach offers mesmerizing sunrise views early in the morning. This serene beach has two curved bays and clear blue waters. It is popular for its natural vegetation and limestone formations.
Though prone to high tides, this beach is considered safe for swimming at all times. All along the white stretches of soft sand there is plenty of shade from the palm trees. At low tide one can walk to the second bay and explore small caves or just enjoy the peacefulness of Sitapur Beach. The journey from the Jetty to Sitapur beach itself is refreshing with green fields and a variety of crops and forest trees.
As the beach is never crowded there are no facilities yet, one can only buy fresh coconuts. There .....
At a distance of 2 km from Neil Jetty and 39 km from Port Blair, Laxmanpur Beach is situated at Laxmanpur Village of Neil Island in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This is one of the best beach in Neil Island and also one of the top attractions you must include in Honeymoon tour.
Laxmanpur Beach is a beautiful and white sandy beach. The beach is a broad spur of white shell sand with shallow water and offers a good snorkeling option. Sunbathing and swimming are other activities. The beach also gives an impressive sunset view. Corals and sea shells are found in abundance at this seafront, which are often collected as souvenirs by visitors.
The sea is shallow and calm, making it perfect for swimming and snorkeling. This serene beach offers a stunning panorama, especially when the sun sets in the horizon and will be decently crowded during sun sets. There is natural bridge popularly called as Howrah Bridge in Laxmmanpur Beach .....
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 65 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand (road + ferry) and 10 km from Havelock Ferry Ghat, Elephant Beach is the most secluded beach and also one of the most popular beaches in Havelock Island for day trips. This is one of most popular places of Andaman Tourism.
Elephant Beach is an ideal site for snorkeling. It has a rich coral reef formation and amazing underwater marine life. The corals here remain one of the best on the island with the reef being close to the shore, making this an excellent spot for snorkeling. The beach is also famous for water sports activities like jetski, scuba diving and underwater sea walk. Glass bottom boats are available to watch the coral reefs through these boats. The shoreline of the Elephant Beach was largely swept by the 2004 Tsunami.
One can reach Elephant Beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 30 minutes. By road one can go up to the Forest Camp which is 8 km from the Jetty towards Radhanagar Beach and from .....
Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 1 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Anthropological Museum is an ethnographic museum situated in Port Blair. Maintained and managed by Anthropological Survey of India, Anthropological Museum is one of the top places to visit in Port Blair.
The Anthropological museum in Port Blair was started in the year 1975-76. This small museum offers a profound and informative portrait of island's local community of tribes like Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges. These tribes are considered as one of the oldest in the world.
The museum is showcasing wide collection of tools and weapons used by Andaman tribes. An ancient Jarawa chest guard, a skull discovered from the Sentinelese, the Shamanic sculptures created by the Nicobarese, the boats of different shapes and sizes, the coconut or palm tree leaves baskets, clothes of Andamanese are the popular attractions in the museum.
The museum also encloses many photographs of different tribes and aborigines .....
Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 2 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Samudrika Marine Museum is a museum situated in Haddo area of Port Blair in Andaman Islands. The museum is run by the Indian Navy and is one of the popular places to visit during Port Blair tour.
Also known as Naval Marine Museum, Samudrika Museum create awareness on various aspects of oceanic environment and houses a vast collection of cells, corals and a few species of colourful fishes of the sea around the islands. The main attraction of the museum is the large skeleton of a blue whale. This museum is a perfect place to know about the various aspects of marine ecology.
The museum has five sections presenting history of Andaman Islands, Geographical information, people of Andaman, Archaeology and Marine life. In the first section visitors would know the essential facts about Andamans like volcanoes, tribals, types of wood, insects, type of forests in Andamans. The second section, the aqua sections features an aquarium .....
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 3.5 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Chatham Saw Mill, the biggest and the oldest mill across Asia, is situated in Chatham Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. It is owned by Forest Department and is one of the popular tourist places in Port Blair.
The Chatham Saw Mill was established in 1883 by the British with the second hand imported machines to meet the local requirement of timber for construction works. During the West colonial period, British used this mill to convert huge quantity of timber for catering the various needs of London, New York and various other cities.
During the Second World War, Japanese bombarded and destroyed the mill in 1942, in which the many workers were succumbed to death. Later on, after the year 1945, the Japanese occupied the islands and the mill was revived again. During 1950s and 1960s, people from Sri Lanka, East Pakistan, Burma and different states of India settled in the islands and it increased the requirement .....
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 3 km from Port Blair, Ross Island is a small island situated in the South Andaman district of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Now, the island is under the control of the Indian Navy and also one of the famous places to visit in Andaman tour.
The name of the island was derived from the name of a marine surveyor, Sir Daniel Ross. In 1857, the British took possession of three islands around Port Blair and Ross Island was one of them. This small Ross Island served as the capital of the Andaman Islands from 1858 to 1941 under the British rule. An earthquake in 1941 shook the island and huge buildings collapsed due to the natural calamity. After that, the British shifted their capital to Port Blair, near Ross Island. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japanese. The British reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it.
The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner's House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, .....
At a distance of 28 km by ferry from Port Blair, North Bay Island is an island lies north of Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This island is famous for its beaches and mainly for water sports activities. This island is also one of the most visited places in Andaman Islands.
North Bay Island is a lovely place to go for a day trip. This is one of the uninhabited islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The wide array of water activities available at the island attracts more tourists to this beautiful place. Almost all kinds of water sports activities like jet ski, speed boat ride, snorkeling and underwater sea walk can be covered here.
The corals at North Bay are spread over a large area. During snorkeling one can spot many species of fish, often lobsters and even clams on the coral reef. One can also trek to see the Lighthouse in the North Bay Island. However, sometimes the light house is closed for outside travellers.
North Bay Island can be reached by 30 - 40 .....