Things to do in Port Blair

The enchanting destination of Port Blair is located in the heart of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and offers a delightful mix of history, adventure, and natural beauty. Port Blair is an island with dense, tropical rain forests and rugged coastlines. This is your entryway to the Andaman islands' enormous peaceful and beautiful universe. Discover the beauty of Port Blair through its historical sites, stunning beaches, water sports, and cultural experiences with your loved ones.

Cellular Jail


It was built between 1896 and 1906 to serve as a colonial jail in the chain of British prisons to house political prisoners - besides it being for general imprisonment. This unique three-storied structure was the first of its kind in India, with 693 cells spread as seven spokes of a bicycle wheel for the solitary confinement of the prisoners. An amazing feature of the Jail was that there was no communication between the prisoners. Hotel Shompen is one of the best budget-friendly and comfortable stays in Port Blair near Cellular Jail.

Cellular Jail- port Blair
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Mount Harriet National Park

During the British era, it functioned as the headquarters of the British Chief Commissioner and was established in 1979. It overlooks the South Andaman Islands group and was named after Harriet Tytler, the second wife of Robert Christopher Tytler, a British trooper, naturalist and photographer. But that's not all! The park is a natural wonder, allowing you to witness a plethora of birds, diverse animals, and majestic butterflies. With its diverse wildlife, this park is a perfect destination for an unforgettable wildlife tour. Get ready to be wowed by the beauty and wonder of Mount Harriet National Park.


Chidiyatappu is situated at the southernmost point of South Andaman Island, just 17.5 kilometres from Port Blair. You can easily reach Chidiyatappu from Port Blair by taking regular buses. This place is known for bird watching, beautiful sunset views, and stunning scenery. You can even go swimming there in designated places, where they have put up safety signs. Chidiyatappu also has a biological park and a Forest Guest House, making it a great destination for nature lovers.

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an image of the pristine Neil Island showcasing the powdery sand beach

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island

There's a small island less than a square kilometre in size right across Port Blair. It used to be the main place for British people from 1858 to 1941, but then the Japanese took over and turned it into a prisoner-of-war camp. The island is all covered in wild plants and ancient trees. You can get to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island by private ferry from Aberdeen Jetty. They have a sound and light show that tells the history of the place.

Samudrika (Naval Marine Museum)

The Naval Marine Museum, Samudrika, is situated near the Andaman Teal House in Delanipur, Port Blair. The museum aims to raise awareness about the ocean environment and showcases a variety of colourful sea life such as shells, corals, and fish found around the islands.

hallway with frames put up on both walls and a person moving out through the hallway door

Discover the diverse activities to do in Port Blair, from exploring historic sites to enjoying scenic beaches and marine adventures. Make your visit complete with a stay at Hotel Shompen, offering comfortable accommodations and easy access to Port Blair's attractions. Whether you're diving into history, enjoying local cuisine, or relaxing by the sea, Hotel Shompen provides the perfect base for your Port Blair adventure. Plan your trip now and immerse yourself in the beauty and excitement of this tropical paradise.