Port Blair attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Port Blair

Cellular Jail National Memorial

A former British prison, the Cellular Jail now serves as a shrine to the political dissidents it once imprisoned. Construction began in 1896 and was completed in 1906 – the original seven wings (several of which wer…
Island in Port Blair

Ross Island (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep)

Ross Island feels like a jungle-clad Lost City, à la Angkor Wat, except here the ruins are Victorian English rather than ancient Khmer. The former British administrative headquarters in the Andamans, the island lost…
Museum in Port Blair

Anthropological Museum

Port Blair's engaging anthropology museum provides a thorough and sympathetic portrait of the islands’ indigenous tribal communities. The glass display cases may seem old school, but they don’t feel anywhere near as…
Beach in Port Blair

Corbyn’s Cove

No one comes to Port Blair for the beach, but, if you need a break from town, this small curve of silver sand backed by palms sits 6km south of town. The coastal road here is a scenic journey, passing several Japane…
Historic Site in Port Blair

Chatham Sawmill

On Chatham Island (reached by a road bridge), Port Blair's sawmill was set up by the British in 1883 and was one of the largest wood processors in Asia. The mill is still operational, and while it may not be to ever…
Museum in Port Blair

Samudrika Naval Marine Museum

Run by the Indian Navy, this diverse museum provides helpful insight into the islands’ ecosystems, tribal communities, flora and fauna (including a small aquarium). On display are hawksbill turtle shells recovered f…
Landmark in Port Blair

Aberdeen Bazaar

This is the bustling heart of Port Blair with places to shop, eat and stay, as well as banks, travel agents and other offices.
Historic Site in Port Blair

WWII Bunker

A reminder of Japanese occupation during WWII.
Monument in Port Blair

Gandhi Statue

Like most Indian cities, Port Blair has a memorial statue of Mahatma Gandhi standing in a busy roundabout.
Monument in Port Blair

Clock Tower

This pale yellow clock is a central landmark in the heart of Port Blair’s busy Aberdeen Bazaar.