Whenever people think of visiting an island or a beach city, Andaman has always been overlooked by the likes of Ponidcherry or Goa. But over the past few years, this has changed and flipped 180-degrees. Not only have people liked going to Adaman but it is now becoming one of the best places to visit in India.
One of the finest places in Andaman is Port Blair. Being the capital city of the island, it is a decently developed place to visit. But more importantly, it offers a perfect melange of modern lifestyle, natural beauty and several places to visit in the city.
From expansive beaches to museums to watersports; one can enjoy multiple things to do in Port Blair. And the options are increasing year after year, same as that of the visitors.
If you are planning on visiting Port Blair then here are some amazing attractions that will keep you engaged throughout the trip.
1. Cellular Jail
Cellular Jail of Port Blair is one of the finest and popular destinations since the beginning. This historic jail had some important freedom fighters of India including Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar which makes it so much important for Indians.
Apart from that, the visitors can also enjoy the Light & Sound show that takes place here on all Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays. Explore the entire vicinity to understand how the inmates used to live in the prison. It still looks like a gloomy place but attracts a lot of visitors throughout the year. Remember not to miss the show at any cost. The charges for the show are 50 INR only.
2. Ross Island
A lot of people love to take a journey to the past and that is what thrills them. If you are one of those, consider visiting Ross Island on your trip to Port Blair. It is a bit secluded from the main island and attracts a lot of people.
It was once a British seat and represented their power over Indians. Currently, Ross Island is visited by people who enjoy the ruins of the past. You will have to take a boat ride from Andaman to Ross Island for a small entry fee. Amongst the tourist attractions in Ross Island, there are a few amazing buildings that are still charismatic. Owing to this, Ross Island is referred to as the Paris of the East.
Are you looking for a cruise trip to Andaman and Nicobar? If yes, then Makruzz can be a great pick for you. This is a luxury catamaran service that is operated from Port Blair. It is one of the major attractions of the city and gives a great time to a lot of people every year.
What makes it so amazing is the fact that it is the largest as well as first privately owned luxury fleet in Andaman. You get to enjoy the luxuries at the cruise for 2 hours. From standing on the deck with your loved ones to savoring the scrumptious meals on offer. You can enjoy your time the way you want it.
4. Corbyn Cove Beach
While visiting Port Blair on your next trip, just find out some time to visit the mesmerizing Corbyn Cove Beach. It is just about 6 km away from Port Blair and offers a beautiful sunrise-sunset view and a lot of serenity.
There are a few bars and pubs that can be visited by travelers at Corbyn Cove Beach. If you are an adventure enthusiast, this beach will also offer you some amazing watersports. So take a break from the chaotic streets of Port Blair and enjoy Corbyn Cove Beach.
5. Jolly Buoy Island
All the adventure seekers can fulfill their zest of adventure at the Jolly Buoy Island. This is one of the islands that are a part of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. This island is a bit away from Port Blair but once you reach here, you would not want to go.
The white sand, pine forest, underwater corals, and clear beach are the important elements of this island. All these together make the visit absolutely amazing and delightful. If you are visiting Port Blair in the winter season, Jolly Buoy Island will welcome you with all the amazing and attractive sights. But this doesn’t mean you cannot visit here during the summer season.
5. Chidiya Tapu
Andaman’s Bird Island which is popularly known as Chidiya Tapu is yet another graceful and delightful place to visit. The island is covered with rich mangrove forests and is home to an extensive number of bird species. This was converted into an eco-park that is located on the southernmost tip of Andaman.
The Chidiya Tapu is approximately 28 km from Port Blair. This island is beautiful, clean, and less crowded and the sunset or sunrise is amazing here. The island is a good place to spend a day doing nothing but enjoying the beauty of nature. You can savor good food and go on a bird-watching spree across the forest.
7. Samudrika Marine Museum
There is another important attraction of Andaman that goes by the name of Samudrika Marine Museum. People spend a few hours exploring the museum and then they head to another attraction close by named Andaman Teal house.
Like many other attractions, this museum is run by the Indian Navy. You can see some iconic images on the premises, all related to the Indian marine.
8. Munda Pahar Beach
Every island or destination has a secluded region that remains untouched by the general visitors. Either explorers or adventure enthusiasts visit here to have fun.
But if you want to enjoy some peace in a picturesque place, then Munda Pahar Beach is a place to visit.
Andaman has finally been understood as an active adventure place and people love visiting here for a lot of good reasons. Port Blair is a charismatic destination on the Island and has been satiating the hunger of every kind of traveler. If you wish to plan a beach trip, do something different and plan to visit Andaman. Like many others, do not overlook this amazing destination for any other place. Like it is said; a destination has its own charm which is incomparable to anything.”