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Port Blair is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. It is the largest city of the island group. Here we are providing you information about Port blair travel. Port blair travel information maybe useful for tourists planning to travel to Port blair. There are many important points to be kept in mind durung Port blair tr avel.

How to reach Port Blair

Port Blair is a union territory located south east to India. It is situated in the middle of Bay of Bengal. So the only way one can reach there is through air or by sea.
Portblair by ship Port Blair By Ship
The Andaman and Nicobar islands are situated in the middle of Bay of Bengal. Therefore the experience of reaching Andaman and Nicobar islands through ship should not be missed. There are Passenger ships which connect the main cities on the south eastern coast of India, like Vishakapatnam, Kolkatta and Chennai to Port Blair. These ships are available to all on regular basis.
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Getting around Port Blair

Walking is a good alternative. If you go in an auto-rickshaw, they will charge you quite high if they can see you are new to city and don't know where you are going or what you are doing. One way of avoiding being tricked by them is to just go in the auto-rickshaw and say "Aberdeen Bazaar" for example.
Auto-rickshaws are plentiful, and within town should cost Rs.20-40. Auto fare from airport to Aberdeen Bazaar in the city centre is Rs.30. From Aberdeen Bazaar to Marine jetty (from where you get ships to Havelock Islands, Long island, etc) is Rs.10.
Local buses are also obtainable for inter-city and intra-city expedition. Travelling in buses is very not expensive but you'll need to ask around to figure out the routes.
Private hire cars are available for local tourism around Port Blair and South Andaman.
Boats are obtainable when travelling to destinations like Ross Island. Boat tariff is Rs.75 for a return journey.

Best Places To Visit in 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.
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.
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History of Port Blair

History of port blair Port Blair is the colony which is established by the British in 1789. This colony was established because of the increase in the number of local rebellions and small crimes. It is named Port Blair in the honor of Lieutenant Archibald Blair who was a noted officer of British East India Company. After two long years this colony was shifted to the north eastern part of the Andaman and was named Port Cornwallis in the memory of Admiral Willliam Cornwallis. After shifting the penal colony, many of the prisoners died because of diseases, thus the government was forced to cease its operation in May 1796. However Port Cornwallis served as the meeting ground for the convoy fighting its first Anglo-Burmese war in 1824. In 1830s and 1840s the local rebellion attacked the crewmembers and killed them, thereby alarming the British government to develop a new prison...
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What to do in Port Blair

There are a lot of things which you can do in Port Blair.
  • Boat tours from Port Blair: There are a number of boat tours organized by the agents which cover three islands ( Ross + North Bay + Viper ). There are also packages to visit just two islands or just a single island, depending upon the customer's choice.
  • North bay: It is a place where you can do scuba diving, snorkeling, jet ski, sea walk etc. You can also pay the local fisherman to take you on day trips to mangrove creeks.
  • Snorkelling at Jolly Bouy: Jolly Bouy provides the facility of snorkeling. At Jolly Bouy you can see much better corals and fishes here as compared to Havelock island. With snorkeling you can actually touch star fish, sea cucumber and watch fishes at arm's distance.
  • Sea walking: If you love to see corals and fishes deep inside their habitat then you must definitely do sea walking. In sea diving, you put on an oxygen mask where oxygen is provided through cylinders on the ship and you move down a ladder around 20 – 25 feet down for 25 mins. There you can actually see corals and feed fish through your hands.
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Shopping Malls in Port Blair

Sagarika Government Emporium:
You can find a wide range of accessories made out of wood, shell , cane and bamboo furniture etc in this place. Interesting stuffs like coconut lampshades, wooden trays, walking sticks, tables, chairs and Nicobari items can be found here.
Abardeen Bazaar:
It is the main shopping hub and commercial centre of Port Blair city. Visitors visit this place during weekends and holidays. People can either shop here or have a look at the shops and buildings set here, restaurants etc. Shopping Malls in Port Blair Read More>>

Best Restaurants in Port Blair

Abardeen Bazaar is a good place food. Therefore quite a notable amount of restaurants are placed here. Some of them are as below:
  • Annapurna Cafeteria (Abardeen Bazaar) : It is a pure veg restaurant offering North Indian and South Indian food.
  • Ananda restaurant (Abardeen bazaar): It is beside Annapurna Cafeteria serving both veg and nonveg food.

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Port Blair Climate

Port Blair Climate
The climate in Port Blair is moderate and tropical. The climate is moderate throughout the year except in late summers and monsoons when there are tropical storms. The best time to visit Port Blair is from October to May.

Port Blair Temperature

Max - Min
34°C - 15°C
36°C - 20°C
27°C - 25°C
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Port Blair Demographics

As of 2011 India's census, Port Blair population was 100,068. Males constitute 52.92% (53,247)of the population and females 47.07% (47,361). Port Blair average literacy is 89.76%, male literacy is 92.79%, and female literacy is 86.34%. 9.3% of the population is under the age of 6 years.

Port Blair Education and Institutions

Some schools of Port Blair
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya 1 (KV-1)
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya 2 (KV-2)
  • Carmel Senior Secondary School
  • Navy Children School (NCS)
  • Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV)
Some colleges and institutes of Port Blair
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya (JNRM), Port Blair
  • Mahatma Gandhi Government College, Mayabunder, North-Middle Andaman
  • Govt. Teachers Training Institute, Port Blair
  • Dr BR Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Pahargaon, Port Blair
  • Tagore Government College of Education, MG Road, Middle Point, Port Blair

Hospitals in Port Blair

Dr Rekha's Ayurvedic Hospital
RGT Rd, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744104, India
Welcare Ayurveda Hospital
RGT Rd, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101, India
GB Pant Hospital
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
INHS Dhanvantari
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Dinesh Dental Speciality Centre
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

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