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Tourist Attractions in Port Blair

Gateway to the tourism of Andaman and Nicobar islands, the capital city of Port Blair encompasses within itself a large number of natural as well as man-made attractions. Being deeply connected with nature and history, Port Blair is rightfully amongst India's most popular tourist destinations.

The city takes care of every traveler’s interest. If you are a fan of history and culture, then the 20th-century Cellular Jail and Anthropological Museum situated in the city would feed your curiosity. Tourists can also visit Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, which is famous for its rich coral and marine life. Indeed a great way to explore the marine culture of the group of islands. Speaking of marine life, the Samudrika museum in the vicinity also gives an insight into the exotic aqua life and the geographical and historical facts about the island.

Other tourist attractions in Port Blair comprise Gandhi Park, Mini Zoo, Zsi Museum, Mount Harriet, Ross Island, Red Skin, and Chidiya Tapu. Besides, Andaman always gives you the luxury of enjoying its pristine emerald beaches, which are plentiful around Port Blair.

Here are the Best Tourist Attractions in Port Blair:

  • Cellular Jail

Famous by the name Kalapani, Cellular Jail is one of the prime attractions in Port Blair. It is a testimony to the gruesome colonial era and thus entices many history buffs. This national memorial is evidence of the Indian freedom struggle. Apart from this, the architecture of this jail stands in contrast to the solitary cells that were once used to execute political prisoners.

  • Japanese Bunkers

Located on the way to Ross Island and Corbyn Cove Beach, these bunkers are the remnants of the bygone era built during World War II. Thus, It is among the top tourist places in Port Blair. Japanese Bunkers attest to the period when a siege on Andaman and Nicobar Islands was attempted. It is an intriguing place and is a must-visit place on the Port Blair tour.

  • Chatham Saw Mill

Among the cluster of islands, Chatham Saw Mill can be explored. It was a mill built by the Britishers in 1883 and is a renowned wood processor in Asia. One of the famous tourist attractions in Port Blair, this mill mainly attracts young minds.

  • Murugan Temple

Travel to this temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva. Murugan Temple is in the middle of Port Blair and is Andaman’s biggest pilgrim site. The temple is known for its brilliant Dravidian style of architecture. For the best experience, visit here during the festival time to see the grand occasion. Also, savor delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian platters around the temple complex. They offer authentic food from various cultures.

  • Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

Among the famous Port Blair tourist attractions is Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex. It is the best place to visit in Andaman for fun and thrill, as it is designed to delight water sports lovers. From paddle boating to row boating along with parasailing, speed boats, banana boats, and more, there is so much to experience here. Remember to visit here during summer for the best experience.


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  • Adults
    ( Age 13 above )
  • Children
    ( Age 2–12 )

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Q: What are the best tourist attractions in Port Blair for kids?

Ans. Ans. Take your little ones to these Port Blair attractions -

  • Ross Island
  • Cellular Jail
  • Chidiya Tapu
  • Samudrika Marine Museum
  • Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Q:How many days are sufficient for Port Blair?

Ans. Ans. 3 days are enough to explore the best tourist attractions in Port Blair and enjoy water activities. However, you can extend your trip as per your budget and convenience.