Andaman & Nicobar Islands have
recently been recognized as a world-class eco-tourist destination to discover the under-water treasures of marine life. Andaman & Nicobar Islands has many sandy crystal clear beaches and its an eco-friendly tourist destination. The dense forest which cover these islands and the innumerable exotic flowers and birds create a highly poetic and romantic atmosphere. The white beaches on the edge of a meandering coastline have palm trees that sway to the rhythm of the Sea.
Port Blair is the capital of the Union Territory Andaman and
Nicobar Islands. It is a small but picturesque place spread over a number of
hills from Haddo across Secretariat Hill to Aberdeen Bazaar and South point.
There are neat villages like Pahargaon, Shadipur and Garacharme. The territory
has a natural heritage, with evergreen moist
deciduous and swamp forests. Today, Port Blair has grown and tourism is being
developed to entice more people to enjoy the clean beaches and unpolluted waters
that are already attracting divers and snorkellers. Another Major attraction
is Sea walk i.e underwater walk on the sea bed at North bay beach and
Elephant island at Havelock.
activities/sports in Andamans. Best Time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is from November
to April, ideal time is December and January.
For booking Trips to Andaman Mobile: +91-9933275656/ 9476071071,Office: 03192-230229/230634.
Tourist places to visit & things to do in Port
Jail Museum ( open from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm. Sunday closed.)
Sound and Light show at the cellular Jail is very popular among the tourists visiting these islands. Timing: Hindi show all days from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm except Monday, Wednesday & Friday. English show starts at 7:15 pm...read
Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
Located close to the Cellular Jail in the north-west Port
Blair, the complex offers water sports such as paddle-boats, row-boats, glass-bottom, bumper boats
as well as Jet Ski, para-sailing, banana boats, speed boats in a safe
This beautiful park at Port Blair with a lake, garden,
a Japanese temple, bunker and restaurant, developed from the erstwhile Diltaman tank, which was the only source of drinking water for Port Blair and the area around,
has facilities for amusement rides, safe water sports and nature trail. Open on all days.
Islands near Port Blair
Situated right across Port Blair, important ruins here include a church, cemetery, swimming pool, and chief commissioner's
residence. Smritika, a small museum of the Indian Navy, has a good collection of old records.
The other islands near by are Viper
Island and Chatham
Anthropological Museum - Located at Port Blair, the
Museum showcases the lifestyle of the tribes of Andaman and Nicobar.
Museum is closed on Thursday and Government holidays.
Fisheries Museum - Exhibits include species of marine life endemic to the
Andaman & Nicobar islands and those found in the Indo-Pacific and the Bay of Bengal.
Located at Port Blair near Rajiv Gandhi Water sports Complex, the
museum is closed on Mondays/Public Holidays/Second Saturdays.
Samudrika Naval Marine Museum - Located near
Andaman Teal house at Port Blair, this museum houses a vast collection of cells, corals and a few species of colourful fishes of the sea. Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.
Zoological Survey Of Indian Museum - Located very
near to Naval marine museum, exhibits here include several varieties of sponges, corals, butterflies, centipedes etc. It is open on all working days except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI)- CARI Scientists are conducting research on different aspects of Island Agriculture. Landscaping of CARI is very beautiful and it is worth seeing. Here you can see farms of different
livestock and poultry viz. Cattle, Pig, Goat, Rabbit, Turkey, Quail, Guinea Fowl, Duck, Fisheries Ponds, Integrated Farming System model etc and fodder blocks as well.
Carbyn's Cove Beach - Located 6 kms away from Port
Blair, this palm fringed beach is ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
Strong currants calls for care while swimming. Part of Carbyn's cove
beach was washed away in the 2004 tsunami which hit Andaman. Facilities for
Scuba diving is available at Snake Island right
across the beach.
North Bay Beach - Located north of Port Blair,
coral reefs are spread over a large area here and Snorkeling
facilities are available. There is a light house, and private facility
for Sea Walk here. i.e underwater walk on the sea bed (6-7m depth) enjoying the exotic marine life in their natural habitat accompanied by trained
divers/guides. Netted boundaries along an anchored boat makes your experience amazing, safe and comfortable.
Tickets for Sea Walk can be purchased from
Rajiv Gandhi Water sports Complex. There are Private ferry service at 9am and 2
pm from Aberdeen Jetty across North Bay, and
back after a three hour stay. It takes 30 minutes to reach.
Munda Pahar beach - Located around 30kms from Port
Blair and 3kms from Chidiya
Tapu at the southern most tip of South Andaman, the
picturesque beach is a preferred swimming destination. Frequent bus services are available from Port Blair bus terminus to