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Port Blair

, Andaman

  (part of Andaman region)

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State: Andaman
District: Andaman
Famous for/as: Beaches
Languages: Hindi, English
Best Season: Oct - May
Weather: Summer 20 to 36°C, Winter 15 to 34°C
Altitude: 0 m
Pincode: 744101
STD code: 03192
Port Blair is the capital and the largest township of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The city lies on the eastern coast in the southern region of the Andaman Island. Port Blair houses many museums and serves as an important base for the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy.

Port Blair is a small quaint city that has a calm and relaxed feel to it. You can find people from all parts of India residing there. The languages widely spoken in the city are Tamil, Hindi, Bengali and Telugu.

The Cellular Jail is a popular tourist attraction in the city. The picturesque and laid back Barren Island is the perfect place to spend a weekend. The Island also is home to the only active volcano. Places near Port Blair such as Ross Island and Wandoor are also frequently visited destinations. Corbyn’s Cove is a decent beach in the city. However, most of the beach was devastated during the 2004 Tsunami and hence be careful if you decide on swimming. A Mini Zoo is located at Chidiya Tapu, which houses species belonging to the island.

If you visit Corbyn Cove, do not miss the Japanese Bunkers, which were built during The World War II by the Japanese army. A Chatam Saw Mill, which is the oldest of its kind in Asia and an Anthropological Museum, can also be found in the city.

Taking boat tours from the city to the Islands nearby such as North Bay and Ross is a good option. However, if you are an adventure sports enthusiast, you can go for snorkeling at Jolly Buoy. It offers you a better view of the fishes and corals than that at the Havelock Island.

Finding resorts or hotels to stay at the Island is not a problem as there are a range of such places which would suit your budget. Tourists can opt for accommodation options at Corbyn’s Cove, which is almost 7 km away. Peerless Resort and Hornbill Nest Guest house are two of the popular options here. Avoid entering restricted tribal areas while exploring the Island.

You can take a flight from Chennai or Kolkota to Port Blair, which the main entry point that is located on the east coast of South Andamans. If you wish to travel by sea, then you can sail from Chennai, Kolkota or Vishakapatnam. The climate is pleasant from March to May and also the tourist season at the Andamans. It is advisable to visit this place during October to May if you are into water sport activities.
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