Cellular Jail, Port Blair
Andaman’s most renowned spot is Kaala Paani, or as it is widely known, Cellular Jail Andaman. It is Andaman’s UNESCO world heritage site and a three-storeyed prison built in 1906 by the Britishers. Although it is now a National Memorial, back in the colonial days, this building witnessed inhumane horrors borne by its prisoners as a punishment. This tourist mascot, located at Atlanta Point in Port Blair, can be reached via public and private transportation. It is a living proof of India’s independence and is a pride amongst the Indians.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island
This no-settlement island, also known as Ross Island, is a reminder of the bygone years of British rule. It houses ancient remnants and a museum called "Smritika" that interests history buffs. The museum preserves old photographs and other memorabilia of the Britishers, making it a must-visit destination. The island also includes the Chief Commissioner's house, ruins of a church, and a graveyard. It is 2 km from Port Blair and a 10-minute ferry ride from Aberdeen Jetty will lead you to your destination.
The Param Vir Chakra Memorial
This memorial, the first of its kind, can be found at the beautiful Marina Park. The Param Vir Chakra award is India’s highest honour for acts of heroism. This memorial is dedicated to Lieutenant Governor, Lt. Gen. A. K. Singh (Retd) for his bravery during the post-Independence era. The memorial represents the self-sacrifice and heroic actions of the lieutenant. The place also carries the details of 21 other awardees. It is 20 minutes away from Port Blair.
Balidan Vedi - The State Martyrs' Memorial, Humfraygunj
During the turbulent times when the Japanese ruled the island, several Indian Islander locals were tortured and killed. The Japanese even abducted 44 Indian Independence League members from Cellular Jail and shot them dead. They were buried in an "L" shaped mass grave, and later on, a memorial was installed to commemorate the martyrs. This memorial is at Wandoor, which is accessible by road from Port Blair.
After a long day of sightseeing and exploring the rich historical significance of the land, retire to Symphony Samudra Beachside Jungle Resort & Spa. Wash away the day’s travels in our infinity pools or experience the comforts offered by Svarasya, our wellness spa.