SightseeingAlmost 86% of the Islands / Islets numbering 572 are covered with forest and endless varieties of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to these islands , The turquoise blue sea, fairytale-like beaches, profusion of tropical flora and fauna, a vibrant history, multi-ethnic culture diversity and amiable people create the perfect ambience for discerning tourist with a taste for the exotic locations .
There is mini museum ‘smritika’ that holds photographs and antiques of the britishers relevant to these islands . A 45 –minute sound & light show recapitulating the history of the rose’s islands has been introduced for tourists as well as visitors on a daily basis. Boat services are made available on a daily basis in the evening from the Andaman water sports complex to take the visitors to Roses Island & drop back after the show.
It has multiple attraction of historical importance including the gallows in natural settings. it harbors gallows where the sher ali. A convict of wahabi movement, was hangbed after assassinating lord mayo, a bursitis viceroy who was on his maiden visit to A & N islands, Daily boat services from Rajiv Gandhi water Sport Complex are available
The place is famous for world –class beaches, underwater corals and endemic flora & fauna. On the basis of the quality of sand, sea, depth and other parameters, was voted as the best beach of Asia by the time magazine in 2004. Radhanagar is a long, crescent shaped beach of silver sand, framed by tropical rainforest, Stay there to witness sunset and cherish the picture- perfect view for the rest of your life
This beach can be reached not only by an existing boat ride across the dark blue sea, but also by a 45 minute trek detouring from the forest camp on the way to Radhanagar. The place is ideal for snorkeling. The island is connected by regular boar services
Neil Island (37 km by sea) is another place for island hopping close to Port Blair, Serene Beaches if Bharatpur, Laxmanpur and Sitapur in Neil Island are like picture postcards. Daily speedboat services are available for Neil Island from Port Blair’s Phoenix Bay Harbor.
It is at a distance about 8km from Rangat towards Mayabunder and about 1km from the nimbutala helipad. This beach has been developed in unique way with the help of eco-friendly structures. This includes a couple of eco-huts and groves named after locally found flora(cantina , jamun, Pandanus
The historic cellular jail near Port Blair was built in an inhospitable environment by the British in the late 19th century , where countless martyrs of India’s independence struggle were incarcerated and even exacted. Today, besides felling the poignant spirit of the premises , you can enjoy a sound & light show as well.
Chatham is a small island at the mouth of port Blair harbor .it houses one of the oldest saw mils in Asia and place is also historically important. The forest museum displays exotic native woods. The museum is open from 9.00 a.m to 4.00p.m Sunday closed.
It is the highest peak in South Andaman and perfect for trekking, picnic and bird watching. Accessible by road and also boat services.
It is Port Blair only beach. Which is well developed for the comfort and convenience of tourists, the waves Restaurant, run by Tourist Department, provides delightful cuisine, in a soothing ambience in the beach? It is accessible by road and is about 7kms away from town.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach
The Southern- most tip of south Andaman – chidiya tapu (25km from Port Blair) is a bird watching paradise and also houses a biological park. The biological park at chidiya Tapu is an additional attraction . The munda pahad beach, 1km from chidiya tapu is s sought –after picnic spot for the local public . Accessible by road, it is about 30km from port Blair.
Collection of shells and marine creatures. Open from 9.00a.m to 12p.m and from 2.00p.m to 5.00p.m Monday closed.