Wonders of Andaman
Mount HarrietMount Harriet, 55 Kms by road/ 15 Kms by ferry and trek from Port Blair was the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during British Raj. This place is ideal for fascinating overview of the nearby islands and the sea. It is the highest peak in the South Andamans (365 mts. high). At Mount Harriet, there is a Forest Guest House where tourists can take rest and refresh themselves.
Radhanagar BeachRadhaNagar Beach, is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock with picturesque natural paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches, rich coral reefs and lush green forest, and was named "Best Beach in Asia" by Time Magazine in 2004 & World’s 8th Best Beach in World by Trip Advisor 2007.
Chatam Saw MillThe Chatham saw mill is one of the oldest saw mills in Asia. It is built on a tiny island and connected to Port Blair by a bridge. It is a store house of timber varieties like, Padauk, Gurjan, Marble, Satin wood etc. The Chatham Island has the second largest wharf of these islands where island-mainland ships can berth. Within the saw mill compound is a museum showcasing the various timber wealth of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The museum offers an insight in to forest activities through scale models and display decorative pieces made of Padauk, Marble, Gurjan, Satin wood etc. Closed on Sundays and Industrial Holidays. Forest Museum (Chatham) timings: 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island (Ross island)Ross island was also the Base for the British administration of panel colonyin the Andaman Islands. It had everything like- church, workshop, bazaar, stores,a open air theater, swimming pool andhospital, today everything is disappear accept some building which housed some of these landmarks.
Viper islandThis is a small Island in the harbour named after one of the survey ships 'Viper'. During October 1858, Superintendent J.P. Walker with the help of Indian freedom fighters cleared the jungle and made the Island habitable.
By the year 1867, a Jail was constructed with gallows. The inmates were subjected to inhuman treatments like chain gang, coir pounding, grinding of cereals, oil ghani, etc.
Sher Ali, the assassin of Lord Mayo was executed here on 11th March, 1872. On the report of the Jail Committee, and after the construction of the Cellular Jail at Atlanta Point, Viper Jail was closed down.
After the Japanese occupied the Island, they extracted various materials for their fortifications by dismantling buildings and the Jail. The historical buildings are being currently restored by the Art & Culture Dept. today.
Anthropological MuseumThe Anthropological museum in Port Blair started in the year 1975-76, is an ethnographic museum. It showcases the four Negrito Tribes of the Andaman viz. the Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges and two Mongoloid Tribes of the Nicobar viz. the Nicobarese and the Shompens. This museum is closed on Mondays and Govt. Holidays.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 01.00 PM and 01.30 PM to 04.30 PM.
Ross and smith islandRose and Smith Islands popularly known to be as “Brother and Sister Island”-They are also known as twin island which is famous for its white sand bar separating these two islands, in high tide the white sand goes inside the sea and in low tide the surface of white sand come up.
Cellular jailCellular jail which is witness to the tortures meted out to our freedom fighter, its originally was a seven prolonged, puce-coloured building with central-tower acting as its fulcrum and a massive structure comprising honeycomb like collidors.the building was subsequently damaged and presently three out of seven prongs are intact.
Natural Bridge formation at Neil Islands(Coral Bridge)Coral Bridge,is famous for its naturally shaped bridge-like rock, It has two living natural corals formed just like a bridge
Chidyatapu BeachChidiatapu is 30 KM from main city; this place is famous for sunset view and for bird watching. Varieties of birds visit this place. The road passes through forest and small hills up to the Chidiatapu. From Port Blair, the journey would take around one hour to reach Chidia tapu. If you are interested in watching the sunset it is advisable to take an afternoon trip to this place. Remains of trees uprooted during Tsunami in 2004 are still present near the beach. There is no restaurant or food stall available inside the park; however, small hotels are present at the entrance. While traveling to this place sea will be to your left side. On your way, you would pass through the Kalapathar, a trail of black rocks and beach. Stop here to take some pictures and proceed to Chidiatapu.
BaratangBaratang islands is famous for limestone cave and mud volcano, which is a tropical forest. there are massive limestone formation you can sees different patterns that are made by limestone and mud volcano is a gradually forming a miniature volcano with rich, creamy mud crater at the top as the mud is pushed upward by the gas which is created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matters underground.
Elephant beachElephanta beach is famous for rich coral reef formation and amazing underwater marine life, which is perfect spot for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Carbyn cove beachCorbyn's Cove beach- the coconut-palm fringed beach, six kilometers away from Port Blair town is ideal for swimming and sun-basking. Facilities like hotel, restaurant, bar, changing room, adventure water-sports are available here. Historical remains like Japanese Bunkers can be seen on the way to this beach. The Snake Island situated just across the beach is popular for scuba diving. The Waves Restaurant & Beer Bar run by Tourism department provides delightful cuisine at reasonable rates in a soothing ambience.
Samudrika (Naval Marine Museum)Situated opposite Andaman Teal House, Delanipur, Port Blair, this museum create awareness on various aspects of oceanic environment and houses a vast collection of cells, corals and a few species of colourful fishes of the sea around the islands. Closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM.