Port Blair
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Port Blair
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Port Blair
Experience Andamans
Port Blair
Experience Andamans
Port Blair
Experience Andamans

Port Blair

Port Blair is the capital town of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a union territory located in the Bay of Bengal, India. The islands have gained popularity among the folks of India and International nationality. Tourism and its related activities are there only in Andamans. Nicobar is part of these islands but it is a tribal restricted area and hence is not allowed for Tourist visits.

In this article we have brought to you an introduction and detailing on the capital town of A & N Islands - the Port Blair. Port Blair is the gateway to the entire island and Port Blair can be accessed by air and sea. You can find more details on reaching this island in our “How to reach” segment.


“Port Blair” got its name from the Bombay Marine lieutenant Archibald Blair who discovered this place. The city does not have all the facilities that are available in mainland India, but still, Port Blair is the lifeline of the entire group of islands. People from all the corners in this island are dependent on the capital town for the urban facilities - at least for the reason that the services or commodities brought in as imports from mainland India, is easily available here.


The city offers great amenities for the tourists. Tourist friendly accommodations are located near the Phoenix Bay and restaurants, local food joints and hotels near the Aberdeen Bazaar and Junglighat. People from all cultures and traditions from around mainland India live in Port Blair making it a ‘Mini India’. Cuisines of all kinds are available here, Port Blair has a wide variety of choices for restaurants and all of which are situated in and around the major locations of the city.


Port Blair is the lifeline of the Andaman Islands because it is the most prominent city which is connected to all the other islands in the territory. The major drawback the city has is the lack of super-fast internet, as of now, 3G is the only fastest connection that is available that too only in certain hotspot areas.

Port Blair has several attractions for tourists such as museum visits, historical tours, adventurous water sports, extraordinary boat rides, strolls at parks and shopping.


How to reach other islands from Port Blair?

Port Blair is the only point from where all the other islands in Andamans can be accessed and there are various ferries, boats, and available cruises. Transfers from Port Blair to Havelock Island and the other islands are possible through the following ways:


Government ferries:

Regular government ferry services are available from Port Blair to almost all the major islands. The sailing schedule for these ferries is published in the Administration's News Paper i.e. The Daily Telegrams and Dweep Samachar or on the official website. But the ticket booking has to be done offline at the STARS counters in the Phoenix Bay harbor or from the government authorized Common Service Centers nearby. The tickets have to be booked three days before departure or on the day of sailing due to the high demand.


Private ferry:


There are private luxurious cruises that carry out from Port Blair’s Phoenix Bay Harbor & Haddo Wharf for Swaraj Dweep (Havelock) & Shaheed Dweep (Neil) daily. These cruises mention their sailing schedules and offer pre-booking facilities of tickets on their respective websites which makes the transfers definite well in advance. The cruise operators to these islands are Makruzz, Sea Link Cruise, Green Ocean Cruise, and ITT Majestic.


By Road:

The islands in the North Andamans are half-way connected via road and private car rentals are available for hire in Port Blair.


Restaurants in Port Blair

Pure Vegetarian, Multi-Cuisine, Seafood, Chinese, Fast Food, Bengali and South Indian Cuisine are all available in Port Blair.

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Sightseeing in Port Blair

Jolly Bouy Island And Wandoor Beach Andaman Trip
Port Blair
₹2500
₹2250
Includes
Island Tour
Island Tour
Pickup Drop
Pickup Drop
Best Seller
Best Seller
Ferry
Ferry
Trip To Ross Island and Chidiatapu Sunset
Port Blair
₹2000
₹1900
Includes
Island Tour
Island Tour
Pickup Drop
Pickup Drop
Ferry
Ferry
Mount Harriet National Park and Chidiatapu Sunset Trip
Port Blair
₹2100
Includes
Pickup Drop
Pickup Drop
Best Seller
Best Seller
Sightseeing
Sightseeing
Ross Island and North Bay Island(Coral Island)
Port Blair
₹1400
₹1250
Includes
Island Tour
Island Tour
Pickup Drop
Pickup Drop
Ferry
Ferry
Half Day City Sightseeing and Chidiatapu Sunset Tour
Port Blair
₹1800
Includes
Pickup Drop
Pickup Drop
Best Seller
Best Seller
Sightseeing
Sightseeing

Activities in Port Blair

Sea Walk in North Bay Island with Boat Ride
3 Hours
Port Blair
₹4300
Fishing in Port Blair To Cinque Island (For Upto 9 Adults)
8 Hours
Port Blair
₹45000
Sea Plane From Port Blair to Havelock (Not Operational)
25 Minutes
Port Blair
₹4500

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