Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands, is your first step into the Andamans filled with history and heritage, this small town is a melting pot of Indian language, people and culture. As the capital of Andaman, it also remains more crowded compared to the other islands around it. One of the most popular things to do in Port Blair is to discover its colonial past (and the freedom movement of India). The Cellular Jail is the definitive beginning to this journey, along with a trip to the fascinating Ross Island. A trip to Viper Island is also possible as part of the famous three-island tour, although few tourists venture there.
Port Blair is the gateway to the pristine islands. Port Blair is also an Island town offering water based activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea-cruises, and glimpses of the history and culture of the region. The Aberdeen Bazaar forms the centre of the town. Most of the restaurants and hotels are around this area. The main bus station is just west of the bazaar and the Airport 4 Kms. to the south west. The main passenger dock for ferries-the Phoenix Bay Jetty is 1 Km. to the North West. Port Blair is a paradise for nature-lovers and adventure seekers alike. You can experience nature’s bounty in the palm lined Corbyn’s Cove or the exotic marine life at Viper Island. Tourists throng the sparsely populated city for a trek up Mount Harriet and relish numerous water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and more.
Port Blair is an amazing tourist destination that lies on the east coastal area of South Andaman Island which is another major entry point to the islands. Port Blair tourism has many beautiful tourist attractions to offer like Marina Park Complex, Sound and Light Show, Ross Island, Carbyns Cove Beach, Samudrika Museum, Cellular Jail which allure tourists from all over the world to this wonderful place.