- Cellular Jail:
The cellular jail is infamously known as Kalapani. It was a colonial prison during British regime in Andaman and Nicobar Island. The jail is covered by sea on three fronts making it impossible for the Prisoners to escape. The sea shore near cellular jail has black rocky shores very far in to the sea so during the hide tide when sea water rose over these rocks it would appear to the prisoners that sea water as black in color hence the name Kalapani. Celluar jail is now a national memorial, a heritage site which once mutely witness the most brutal and inhumane atrocities born by the convicts, who were mostly freedom fighters. Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla and Vinayak(Veer) Damodar Savarkar was once the notable inmates in this jail. The jail is made up of several individual cells for solitary confinement hence the name Cellular Jail. There are a total of 696 cells in this jail.
This three storied jail started construction in 1896 and took 10 years to complete. Earlier there were 7 wings to the jail but after independence two wings were demolished. Three wings and the central tower were converted to National Memorial on 1979. Even the GB Pant Hospital behind the Cellular Jail was set up in the premises of it in 1963.
Light and Sound Show:
The light and sound show at the historic Cellular jail gives you a vivid experience of its strong association with the freedom fighters and their struggle for independence. There are in total of 3 shows. The timing of this show is 1800hrs, 1900hrs and 2000hrs during October to April and then from May to September the show timing are 1815hrs, 1915hrs and 2015 hrs. The show is one hour long and the ticket cost as much as INR 50.00 per person. The children under 5 years are charged INR 25.00 per head.
- Three Island: Ross, North and Viper Island
Ross island is one of the group of island in Andaman Islands and it just 3 km or 10min speed boat ride from Rajiv Gandhi water Sport complex, Port Blair. This less than a square kilometer island was capital of Andaman & Nicobar Island during British regime. More details about these islands can be found on our website on Ross and North Island.
Light and Sound Show:
The light and show under the guidance of Indian Navy is show every day from 5:30 to 6:30pm on this island. The Ticket cost INR 280.00 per person.
- Anthropological Museum:
Andaman is home to one of oldest aboriginal tribes of the world some being Negrito Tribes and other being Mongoloid Tribes. The Negrito Tribes have Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges where Mongoloid tribes have Nicobarese and the Shompens. This museum gives informative portrait of islands this local community of tribes. The anthropological museum depicts instruments used by Jarawa tribes and showing their simple jungle life. Preserved cloths of dress worn by these tribal people and the religious beliefs of these tribes. Weapons used by different tribes are also kept in this museum. The museum is closed on Mondays. Entry Tickets Cost INR 20.00 per person
Maintained by Andaman & Nicobar admiration, this museum near Rajiv Gandhi Water Sport complex display variety of marine life species found around the islands. The museum is closed on Monday and the entry charges are INR 20.00 per person.
- Samudrika Museum:
The museum is maintained by Indian Navy. It is situated at Delanipur, Port Blair the museum offer wide range of endangered marine species found across the island. There is even a skeleton of whale at the main entrance. The museum is closed on Monday and the Entry charges are INR 50.00 per person.
- Chatham Sawmill:
It is one of the oldest sawmill of Asia. Setup in 1883 this tiny island is connected to Port Blair by a bridge. It is now owned and run by Andaman & Nicobar Government. The mill is open to Visitors for only half of the day so make sure to visit the mill in the morning. The entry charge is INR 20.00 per person.
Chidiyatapu is bird lover’s paradise. It is Port Blair’s sunset point. The sunset view from here is unmatched and it’s been in covers of many magazines. Chidiyatapu beach is located 26 km south of Port Blair and takes about 30 – 45 min to reach there by car. The sunset is obstructed by hills of Rutland Island across the bay. This beach has a habit of giving a sense of relaxation to its visitor from their hectic life. Chidiyatapu is home to 46 endemic birds and white spotted Deer. Visitors interested in Birding, an activity to spot bird in the dense tropical forest of Chidiyatapu and capture them with camera. There are group of professional experts in Birding will help you this fun activity and one of a kind activity. Contact our travel expert to know more about this fun activity. Chidiyatapu is also a perfect picnic spot. Visitor can spend an entire a lazy morning here with family. The beach is perfect for playing small cricket, Football or volleyball matches among family members. The beach is shady with huge trees covering the entire sitting area. Eco-friendly sitting arrangement made from fallen trees trunk are sea facing.
Chidiyatapu is also famous for its trekking option for adventure lovers to Munda Pahar. There is no entry pass for this trekking and its completely free with only condition, the trekking should start trekking before 3:25pm. After 3:25 pm trekking is not allow as it will it dark before you reach the peak and also missing out on the sunset. The sun view from the top of Munda Pahar is one for the eyes. The beauty of its view cannot be put into words. The best color in the sky is seen after 15-30min after sunset. The sun normally sets at around 4:30pm behind the hills of Rutland bay and spreading it crimson light across the horizon. There is no need for any guide as the trekking route is full of tree marking in which direction one should be heading. There is only one crisscross path upwards and same path downward so there is no point of thinking in getting lost. The trekking distance is 5 km and it worth the climb for its stunning view.
The vehicle charge to Chidiyatapu is INR 1400.00 for A/c Vehicle carrying as much as the vehicle carrying capacity. So if you are in 4-seater or 7-seater vehicle the price should not be more than INR 1400.00
The trekking is absolutely free with no entry charge what so ever. It is advisable to carry drinking water for the trip along with some snacks.