Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Building in Port Blair

Cellular Jail National Memorial

A former British prison, the Cellular Jail National Memorial now serves as a shrine to the political dissidents it once jailed. Construction began in 1896 and it was completed in 1906 – the original seven wings (sev…
Top Choice International in Port Blair

Excel Restaurant

This atmospheric bamboo-rooftop restaurant above Lalaji Bay View Hotel brings a ‘Havelock’ menu to the city, with grilled fish, burgers and more. A cool place to chill out over a beer.
Museum in Port Blair

Anthropological Museum

This museum provides a thorough and sympathetic portrait of the islands’ indigenous tribal communities. The glass display cases may be a tad old school, but they don’t feel anywhere near as ancient as the simple geo…
Museum in Port Blair

Samudrika Naval Marine Museum

Run by the Indian Navy, this museum has a diverse range of exhibits with informative coverage of the islands’ ecosystem, tribal communities, plants, animals and marine life (including a small aquarium). Outside is a…
Bar in Port Blair

Nico Bar

The closest you’ll get to the Nicobars, Fortune Bay Hotel’s bar is the spot for sea breezes and scenic views (the picture on the ₹20 note is based on this spot). A pleasant place to while away an afternoon or balmy …
Multicuisine in Port Blair

Bayview

Right on the water, with fine sea views, the Bayview is a relaxing place for an unhurried meal. The menu offers a good selection of multicuisine fare; tandoori fish is ₹350.
Seafood in Port Blair

Lighthouse Residency

Select your meal from the display of red snapper, crab or tiger prawns to barbecue (served with rice and chips), and head to the rooftop for a cold Kingfisher beer.
Historic Site in Port Blair

Chatham Saw Mill

Located on Chatham Island (reached by a road bridge), the saw mill 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…
Beach in Port Blair

Corbyn’s Cove

No one comes to Port Blair for the beach, but if you need a break from town, Corbyn’s Cove has a small curve of sand backed by palms. The coastal road here is a scenic journey, and passes several Japanese WWII bunke…
Indian in Port Blair

Gagan Restaurant

Popular with locals, this hole-in-the-wall Bengali restaurant serves great food at good prices, including Nicobari fish, crab curries and coconut chicken.