The Peerless Sarovar Portico, Port Blair
Port Blair Local Information:
Capital of the lovely Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair represents the beauty the islands are known for. Covered with lush greens and dotted with shimmering beaches, the city is a paradise in itself. The only beach in Port Blair is Corbyn's Cove, known for its virgin sands and coconut palms. It is also a haven for adventure lovers as it offers innumerable glass-bottomed boat cruises, scuba diving and snorkelling options.
A historical site here is the Cellular Jail, popularly known as KaalaPani. It is noted for its connection with India's struggle for freedom. The Fisheries Museum is another major tourist attraction with more than 300 marine species being preserved here. The ChidiyaTapu is an attraction for the avifaunal wealth it possesses. A good place to enjoy the marine wealth of the region is Havelock Island. A little away from Port Blair, the waters around the island abound in dolphins, turtles and large fish and offers excellent facilities for sunbathing, snorkelling, surf-riding and swimming. The spot also offers some exceptionally beautiful sunset and sunrise views. Camping facility is also available near Radhanagar beach.
Veer Savarkar Airport: 7 Kms
Aberdeen Bazaar: 8 Kms
Cellular Jail: 4 Kms
Fisheries Museum: 4 kms
Anthropological Museum: 8 Kms
Samudrika Marine Museum: 9 Kms
Sagarika Emporium: 8 Kms
Viper Island: 10 Kms
Port Blair is linked with Madras, Delhi, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.
Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam. There are three to four sailings every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is one sailing a month from Vishakhapatnam. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two to four days.