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There are many places to visit port blair. The port blair tourist have lot of options of what to see in port blair. Some of them are :
cellular jail port blair

Cellular jail Port Blair :

The cellular jail, located in Port Blair is also known as Kala Paani name given cause of the tortures given to the Indian prisoners there. This jail was constructed between 1896 and 1906 by the British to suppress the power of the Indians who rebelled against the British rule. It had a unique construction such that each cell was 4.5m x 2.7m in size with a ventilator located at a height of 3m. The prisoner was kept in solitary confinement such that no prisoner was allowed to see another prisoner. The jail had seven wings out of which two were demolished during Japanese regime while another two were demolished by India post independence. The remaining three wings and the central tower were converted into a National Memorial in 1969.

ross island port blair

Ross island Port Blair :

Ross island is located about 2 km east of Port Blair. It was the Administrative Headquarters of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, but the earthquake in 1941 rocked this place. Important ruins include a church, swimming pool and a Chief Commissioner's residence with its huge gardens and grand ballrooms. There is also a cemetery and a small museum of Indian Navy, SAMUDRIKA, which has good collection of old records.

gandhi park port blair

Gandhi Park Port Blair :

It is located at the centre of Port Blair. The Dilthaman tank, the then only source of drinking water has been developed into this park. This park is an integration of natural artificial creations and historical monuments. Recently a children park has been created within the Gandhi park. It also has an amusement park and an entertainment park. It also has a bird park, restaurants, lakes, water sports and boat rides. It also possesses a Japanese Temple and a bunker constructed during the World War II.

Mount Harriet Port Blair

Mount Harriet Port Blair :

It is the highest point in Port Blair. It is named for the wife of Robert Christopher Tytler, a British soldier. It is at a short distance from ferry boat and 55 km from road. It has a Forest guest house with lovely huts at about 365 km height from sea level.

chidiya tapu port blair

Chidiya Tapu Port Blair :

It is the southern tip of South Andaman. It is one of the favourite destinations for bird watchers. It is known for its rich collection of birds, white spotted deer and seasonal orchids. A very famous beach named Munda Pahad is also nearby. There is also a forest guest house situated on top of a hillock which provides a fabulous view of isolated islands. Sunset point nearby provides a breathtaking view of the sunset.

mahatma gandhi marine national park port blair

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National park Port Blair :

It is situated at a distance of 29 km from Port Blair in Wandoor on Andaman islands. It covers 281.5 km² area made up of 15 islands and open sea creeks running through the area. In some seasons it offers activities like glass bottom boats, scuba diving and snorkeling as a way to see the park's coral reefs and marine life. Its clear blue waters and sandy beaches are an experience of a lifetime.

forest museum port blair

Forest museum Port Blair :

It is located close to the famous zoo at Haddo. For tourists interested in forests, this place is the ideal place to visit. This place includes different decorative pieces made of reputed varieties of timber found in Andaman islands. Some of these varieties are marble, pedauk, peauma, satinwood and gurjan. The museum remains closed only on Sundays and all the national holidays.

mini zoo port blair

Mini Zoo Port Blair :

It is a small zoo located in Haddo in Andaman and Nicobar islands. The zoo has about 200 species of birds and animals. The zoo is very well known for its crocodile breeding program. The crocodiles can be spotted in waters surrounded by dense green forests. All common animals are allowed to live in this zoo. The zoo has a very informative library and over and above life spectrum of species. The zoo is open to visitors on all days except Mondays.

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