Top things to do in Port Blair

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…
Top Choice Indian in Port Blair

New Lighthouse Restaurant

Fresh seafood grilled, steamed or barbecued to taste is the speciality at this unadorned favourite, but there's also punchy veg or prawn biryani and an impressive globe-trotting menu. The upstairs beer terrace (from…
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…
International in Port Blair


Amid palmtops, the SeaShell hotel's breezy and sophisticated rooftop lounge appeals for its sleek bar (cocktails ₹415), open-plan kitchen, high-season live music and views of Ross Island (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose …
Indian in Port Blair

Annapurna Cafeteria

An excellent frills-free pure-veg option, reminiscent of a high-school cafeteria, that rustles up rich North Indian–style curries and delicious South Indian favourites, such as dosas (large savoury crêpe), vadas (do…
Indian in Port Blair

Gagan Restaurant

This locally loved and low-key Bengali hole-in-the-wall serves great food at good prices, including Nicobari fish, crab curries and paneer in a world of versions.
Indian in Port Blair

Icy Spicy

It doesn’t look much from the outside, but buried away in this small mall is a busy, smartish pure-veg restaurant. It's often packed with visiting Indians, here for the tasty thalis (₹180 to ₹220), biryanis, North I…
Multicuisine in Port Blair


Right on the water at Sinclairs Bayview hotel, the Bayview is a relaxing place for an unhurried meal, with fine sea views and a tempting Indian-international selection, including spiced prawns, paneer masala and whi…
Bar in Port Blair

Nico Bar

The closest you’ll get to the Nicobars, the Fortune's bar is a classic for sea breezes and palm-spangled coastal views (the image on the old ₹20 note is based on this spot). A pleasant place to while away an afterno…