Places To Visit In Port Blair

open shell on a beach

Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and one of the best vacation spots in India. It is home to blissful beaches and vibrant marine life. It is the perfect destination if you want a quiet beach getaway mixed with a little bit of history. Located over 1200 km across the Bay of Bengal from Kolkata, tourists are drawn to Port Blair for its scenic tropical forests and picturesque environment.

Some interesting Port Blair sightseeing options include diving expeditions to witness unique corals and marine life and spotless beaches that allow visitors to swim leisurely, snorkel and ride in glass-bottom boats. Vestiges of British rule may be seen on nearby Ross and Viper Islands, and numerous must-visit museums and Japanese bunkers can be found at Corbyn's Cove. Like many other relatively unknown locations, people may have preconceived notions about the tribal culture, vegetation, flora and fauna of Port Blair. We recommend you visit this city and experience firsthand the natural and cultural attractions in this slice of paradise. Its sandy beaches, coral reefs, clear blue skies, museums, marine life and exhilarating water sports can provide holiday ecstasy. Let's have a quick look at some of the best places to visit in Port Blair.

Cellular Jail

Of all the tourist attractions in Port Blair, Cellular Jail - popularly known as Kaala Paani, is the most renowned. During India's war for independence, the British used to imprison freedom fighters here. Learn more about the oppressive treatment that the British used to mete out to freedom fighters by taking a guided tour around the eerie lanes and hallways of this terrifying location.

Facade of Port Blair jail
two people snorkeling in Port Blair

Corbyn's Cove

This serene beach is located a short half-hour drive away from Symphony Samudra Beachside Jungle Resort and Spa. Visitors have quite a selection of things to do here, including scuba diving, surfing and jet skiing. The serene waters, the canopy of towering coconut trees and the plethora of activities put this beach near the top of the list of Port Blair tourist places.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a must-visit while you are in Port Blair. Located alongside Wandoor Beach, it is almost an hour away from Symphony Samudra. It is a kid-friendly park on the beach, with a nature trail and enjoyable attractions. Visitors get the chance to witness some spectacular exhibits of marine life in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

shell in a museum
lanterns on display at a bazaar

Aberdeen Bazar

Aberdeen Bazar is another must-visit location in Port Blair if you are on the lookout for bargains and exquisite handmade souvenirs. It is the main market in Port Blair, and is home to several roadside vendors and government emporiums. You can take home a wide range of memorabilia made of wood, exquisite fabrics, and precious stones.

Samudrika Museum

Samudrika Museum in Delanipur is one of the most well-liked tourist attractions in Port Blair. This marine museum is home to a wide range of marine life, including species that are only found in the deepest parts of the ocean. It contains a variety of corals, shells and fish discovered in the Andaman Islands. You can easily spend an entire day exploring the various artefacts here.

fish in a jar at a museum
stone statue

Anthropological Museum

To satisfy people's curiosity about the diverse anthropology in the islands, the government has opened an anthropological museum in Port Blair. It is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in the city. Visitors can learn a lot about the four indigenous Negrito tribes that inhabit the Andaman Islands - Jarawas, Great Andamanese, Sentinelese, and Onges.

If you are looking for a perfect holiday destination, we highly recommend staying at Symphony Samudra Beachside Jungle Resort and Spa. It offers guests extraordinary amenities, friendliness and proximity to the beach, all of which are of utmost importance when deciding where to stay on holiday.