Introduction
Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, that comprises of 350 odd islands. Out of these huge number of islands only few of them are Inhbaited. These are islands are yet to be touched by the amenities of the modern life, these islands are truly provides a perfect tropical paradise. The history of this island is not a very hapy one as this was used as a torture cell for the Indians who were caught by the Britishers while trying to fight against the British raj in India. The prisoners brought to this place were sent here never to be seen again by there families. Earlier feared and dreaded by the people this tropical haven was named 'kala pani' or the place of black waters.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 79 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-26.0C,Max.-37.0 C Winter,Min.-22.0C,Max.-32.0C
Language Nicobari, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, English
STD Code 03192
Rainfall 3180 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit Octobar to May

Port Blair Map



How to get there
1. Air :- Port Blair is connected to Chennai , Kolkatta and Bangkok by air.

2. Rail:-Ship services are available to Port Blair regularly from Chennai, Kolkatta and Visakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailing's every month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa.

3. Road:-Ship services are available to Port Blair regularly from Chennai, Kolkatta and Visakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailing's every month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa.


Places to Visit
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Sippighat Farm
Collinpur Cellular Jail


Excursion
Ross Island Wandoor
Jolly Buoy Island Havelock Island
Cinque Island Viper Island
Madhuban  

Shopping
Local products include rare shell craft, woodcraft, bamboo cane craft, shell jewellery and interesting furniture made from local 'Padauk' wood. Visit the Cottage Industries Emporium or Gram Khadi Commission or the souvenir shops at Aberdeen Bazaar, Middle Point Goal Ghar and Junglighat.


Accommodation
Fortune Resort Bay Island Sinclairs Port Blair
Andaman Residency Sinclairs Bay View
Peerless Resort Hotel Shompen
Hotel Sentinel