Port Blair is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. It is the largest city and also the municipal council is located here. Port Blair is located on the eastern coast of South Andaman Island and serves as the major entry point to the area. It is a well known tourist spot and a commercial hub.
Located by the Bay of Bengal, Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has a maritime tropical climate. The summer months are hot and humid while the winter months are mild and pleasant. Pleasant breeze blows over the city. Rainfall ranges from moderate to heavy. The ideal time for coming to Port Blair is between the months of October and March when the weather is pleasant.
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands serves as the headquarters of the Tri Services Command. It is also a major base of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.
Port Blair is also a popular tourist destination and draws plenty of tourists. The scenic beauty and idyllic weather has led to the popularity of tourism in the city. Some popular tourist attractions in Port Blair are:
- Central Agricultural Research Institute
- Corbyn's Cove
- Cellular Jail
- Mini Zoo
Accommodation is easily available in Port Blair as there is a wide range of hotels in the city. One can opt for luxury hotels, middle range hotels or economy hotels. The local markets and shops also sell beautiful handicrafts and local artifacts.
Port Blair can be conveniently accessed from various parts. Direct marine services are available between the city and other places like Kolkata, Chennai, and Visakhapatnam. Port Blair is also served by a domestic airport which operates flights to and from various cities in the country.