Port Blair is the capital of the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is located on the east coast of the South Andaman Island. Port Blair is the gateway to the pristine islands.
Port Blair is also an Island town offering water based activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea-cruises, and glimpses of the history and culture of the region. The Aberdeen Bazaar forms the centre of the town. Most of the restaurants and hotels are around this area. The main bus station is just west of the bazaar and the Airport 4 Kms. to the south west. The main passenger dock for ferries-the Phoenix Bay Jetty is 1 Km. to the North West.
Best places to visit in Port Blair
Cellular Jail –National Memorial
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island
Samudrika (Naval Marine Museum)
Zoological Survey of India Museum
Carbyn's Cove Beach
North Bay Beach
Mundapahar Beach and Mundapahar Trek route
Wandoor & Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Water Sports Complex
Chatham Saw Mill
Sagarika – Cottage Industries Emporium
Sippighat Agricultural Farm
Visiting Port Blair is easy as there are many Travel options
The Veer Savarkar Airport, an International Airport is located in the capital town of Port Blair, the gateway to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair, is connected with Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Bhubaneshwar by air. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet lite, Go Air & Spice Jet Airlines operate regular flights. Foreign chartered flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfilment of guidelines of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailings every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is only one sailing for Visakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours during fair weather.
Swaraj Dweep is a picturesque natural paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches, rich coral reefs and lush green forest. It is one of the populated islands in the Andaman group with an area of 113 sq. km. and is located 39 km of north-east of Port Blair.
This island, with beautiful sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain-fed forests beckons everyone to enjoy the frolic and fun at the azure sea.
Best places to visit in Havelock
Visiting Havelock is easy as there are many Travel options
Government ferries run by the Directorate of Shipping Services connect Phoenix Bay jetty, Port Blair to Swaraj Dweep daily. Private luxury boats Makruzz operated by M/s Mak Logistics, Port Blair & Coastal Cruise operated by M/s Coastal Seaways India Pvt. Ltd., Green Ocean, Bhagya Express ferry tourists to Swaraj Dweep daily. At Swaraj Dweep auto rickshaws, taxis, buses, motorbikes are available for transport within the island. The STS Department has introduced the services of two AC Deluxe bus at Swaraj Dweep for the benefit of tourist and local public.
The Civil Aviation Dept. of A& N Administration operates regular helicopter services from Port Blair airport to Swaraj Dweep.
The new name of Neil Island is Shaheed Dweep. Shaheed Dweep is a tiny but beautiful island located 37 Kms. to the south of the Andaman Islands. With unexplored coral reefs, brilliant bio-diversity, white sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation, it is one of the hot tourist spots in the Andamans.
Shaheed Dweep is known as the ‘vegetable bowl’ of the Andamans. The settlers named the beaches after mythical characters of the epic Ramayana (Bharatpur, Laxmanpur, Sitapur, Ramnagar etc.) The island, with its very relaxed vibes and long, deserted beaches is a place to chill out after the "bustle" of Havelock. The widest part of the island is about 5 km in length. You can walk the whole island in about two hours.
Best places to visit in Shaheed Dweep
Shaheed Dweep Kendra
Lakshmanpur Beach - I & II
Natural Rock Formation
Sir Hugh Rose Island
Visiting Neil Island is easy by Speed Boat.
The only way to get to Neil Island is to take a ferry from Port Blair. From Port Blair Phoenix Bay jetty, regular speed boats operated by Government and Private Boat operators are available. Time taken is approx. one hour and 45 minutes.
Auto rickshaws, taxis, cycles and motor bikes are available for transport within the island.