Port Blair – a former colonial island city and the capital of Andaman and Nicobar – is a gorgeous island city surrounded by languorous turquoise coloured waters of Bay of Bengal and various small islands in the area. Port Blair remained hidden from tourists for many years, even though it was a famous British colony and today it is emerging as a perfect destination for travellers seeking adventure or for those interested in history. Port Blair has something for everyone so come and explore the colonial charms of this island.
How to Reach Port Blair?
By Air : The Veer Savarkar Airport at Port Blair is serviced by various domestic flights from destinations like Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, and Kolkata.How to get there by Sea There are regular ship services available from Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, and Kolkata ports to Port Blair. The cruise takes 50-60 hours and the ship is docked at Port Blair for a period of two to four days.
Best Time to Visit Port Blair
The best time to visit Port Blair is between October and March. The weather in summers and winters is ideal for all the water related activities. The daytime temperature in summer is around 30degrees Celsius and in winters it is around 23 degrees Celsius.
Things to do in Port Blair
In Port Blair the list of things to do includes visiting various parks, museums, national memorials, and historical sites. Snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, bird watching, trekking, and harbour cruises are some of the other activities that you can enjoy here. Shop for traditional island crafts like shell jewellery and fine wood carvings or head to places Karmatang Beach, Havelock Island, Rangat Island among others for some more fun and frolic. Delve into the variety of scrumptious meals available here. Revel in the celebrations of Island Tourism festival as you enjoy the scenic beauty of Port Blair.
Places Near Port Blair
There are several of places near Port Blair that one can visit and enjoy the beauty of the islands more. Some of the interesting places near are Havelock Islands, Sippighat Farm, and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.
Sippighat Farm is situated at a distance of 14kms and is a government farm where the research and development programmes are conducted at the farm on the cultivation of spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, and coconuts.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park at Wandoor is 29kms from Port Blair is another interesting place to visit, and is covered with tropical and mangrove forests. The National Park has some extremely rare flora and fauna.
Famous for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, Havelock Island is situated at a distance of 54kms and is a must visit for everyone, With activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, and trekking Havelock Island is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Hotels in Port Blair – Choice is Yours
Some Hotels in Port Blair are also available.