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Cellular Jail

During the British rule of India, the prisoners were sent to Cellular Jail in order to keep them away from the revolution. Once upon a time in these places, it was challenging to get out, which led to the death of several prisoners. During World War II, after a brief occupation by the Japanese forces, Port Blair became the base of the Azad Hind Fauj. Inside the Cellular Jail is a well maintained, beautiful garden. There is a light and sound show daily at 5 in the evening in Hindi and 6 PM in English. Stay at the Resorts in Port Blair Near airport.

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Jolly Buoy Island

Jolly Buoy Island is located in South Andaman Island. Situated in the vicinity of Wandoor, Jolly Buoy Island is a crucial part of the famed Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Jolly Buoy Island is one of the popular tourist destinations in Andaman and Nicobar islands as the varied landscape consists of mangrove swamps, tropical rainforests, pristine white sandy beaches, and colorful coral reefs. The main adventure activities one can experience at Jolly Buoy Island are snorkeling and scuba diving. Boat trips are also organized into the sea for dolphin spotting and fishing.

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Ross Island

Ross Island is located about 2 km from Port Blair, is a popular tourist spot with remnants of the British Victorian era. Some of the remains of the rule of British period that can be witnessed in the island include ancient buildings like the chief commissioner's house, Presbyterian Church, state ballroom, an old Andamanese home bakery, and a hospital. A museum on this island maintained by Indian Navy is the abode to a collection of pictures showcasing the island in its full glory. Ross Island is a perfect place for those who want to get acquainted with the history of the British era and their activities in this region.

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Chidiya Tapu

Chidiya Tapu sits 25 km from Port Blair and is a tiny village on the southernmost tip of the South Andaman. It is also known by the bird island. The region has several green mangroves and a dense forest cover. Birds are a major attraction here. There is a forest guest house perched at the top of the hill that provides breathtaking sunset views as well as alluring views of the glorious islands ahead of Chidiya Tapu. The water is full of colorful corals, which makes it suitable for snorkeling. Sojourn in the Hotels in Port Blair Near Airport for your leisure stays.

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Gandhi Park

Gandhi Park on the Port Blair Island is a small and beautiful park with several amusement rides, a lush green garden, a short narrow trail, a small lake inside the premises and remains of a Japanese temple. The Gandhi Park was built in 13 days encircling the Delthamani tank that served as Port Blair's only source of drinking water in ancient days. This park is a perfect hub of entertainment, especially for children.

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Corbyn's Cove

Corbyn’s Cove is situated near Port Blair and attracts tourists for its soft sandy beach with coconut palms. It is an ideal spot for swimming, scuba diving and boating and also for watching the sunset. During the Japanese occupation of Corbyn’s Cove, pill boxes and bunkers were made which can be still seen on the beach. A major part of the beach was washed away and destroyed in the tsunami of 2004.

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Anthropological Museum

Situated on MG Road in the western part of Port Blair, the Anthropological Museum is one of the most visited places in town. It is maintained by the Anthropological Survey of India. The museum illustrates the tribal life and culture. It has an exhibition of the tools and weapons that are used by the tribes as well as photographs showing the different tribes, existing and extinct.

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Long Island

Long Island is ideal for camping or stay for a couple of days. It can be reached from Port Blair on boats or motorised catamarans. Accommodation facilities are available at the government guest house for which a permit is required from A&N Tourism before travelling to Long Island. The stretches of unexplored beaches and the facilities of snorkelling and swimming as well as travelling to the nearby uninhabited small islands are the major attraction of Long Island. It is an ideal spot for trekking, surfing and basking in the beach.

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Mount Harriet

Mount Harriet is situated at a distance of 55 km by road from Port Blair and a distance of 15 km by ferry. This mountain is a 365 meters high peak in the South Andamans and is the highest in the area. With beautiful views from the hilltop, it was the summer headquarters of the chief commissioner during the British rule. There is a trail from this hill to the lush green Madhuban forest. From this mountain, one can view the Indian Ocean and the other islands. Book your stays at the resorts in Port Blair near the airport and have a great time on your vacations.

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Forest Museum

Located at Haddo on the outskirts of Port Blair, the Forest Museum is a place that is run and managed by the Forest Department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. True to its name, the forest museum is famous for its contents related to the forest and the variety of trees. Artefacts from timber and other trees like oak, gurjan, paduak, and satin wood are on display in the museum. These artefacts are a good reminder of the rich flora of the islands and also give an idea of the extent of trees and different varieties that are found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Radhanagar Beach

Situated on the western coast in the Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach is one of the popular destination for tourists in Andaman Islands. With its beautiful sunsets and mesmerizing sunrises, this beach is something straight out of a wonderland. Radhanagar Beach tends to get crowded with visitors around late mornings and afternoons usually from 10 am to 4 pm. The best time of that day at the beach has to be the early mornings as you get time to enjoy the beach in its rawest, most secluded form. You might even end up having the entire beach to yourself or just maybe, find a stray soul or two- perhaps walking a dog, or enjoying a peaceful yoga or meditation session on the beach. Sunsets at this beach are stupendous as well, but the forests guards might not let you stay past 6 pm, as it starts growing darker by the minute.

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Red Skin Island

Red Skin Island is situated inside the Marine National Park and it is a great place to rather chill out as well as indulge in refreshing activities. On the coastal area of the island, the abundance of red coral reefs is seen and that is the reason why the island got its name. A worthwhile travel to the island on a boat would enable you to see the auspicious marine life and the wide extension of red coral reefs, the island boasts of. The uninhabited island has a great range of flora but the number of tourists will make you surprised. Visitors come to Red Skin Island would know about Jolly Buoy Island. Both the island are opened alternatively in six months difference.

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Ross and Smith Island

Ross & Smith Islands are joined by a sandbar that is visible during low tide but gets submerged during high tide. The sand bar in the form of a crescent is the main attraction of the place. Water is crystal clear and gem green in color. The Smith Island is best suited for island camping and is perfect for enjoying village life. Moreover, tourists can also find accommodation facilities at this island. There is a Marine Sanctuary on the island which makes it an ideal place for spotting beautiful coral reefs and colorful species from the underwater.

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Baratang Limestone Cave

This island between South and Middle Andaman has beautiful beaches, mangrove creeks, mud-volcanoes and limestone caves. Andaman Trunk Road to Rangat and Mayabunder goes through this island. Limestone cave can be explored with the permission of Forest Department at Baratang and proper local guidance.

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Natural Bridge

It has two living natural corals formed just like a bridge. The rock formation was called by the Bengalis who settled in the island in the early days and they refer it as the Rabindra Sethu and later called it the Howrah Bridge. It is best seen during low tide.