Coral Island (North Bay)
Coral Island is located in Port Blair. The beach around Coral Island is well known for water corals. The island with pristine sand beaches, edged by natural beauty is perfect for sea loving human and nature lovers. The coral reefs are beautifully adored by nature drawing many visitors. The island is accessible from Port Blair via ferry. Ferry can be taken from Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex jetty and it will take around 15 to 20 mins to reach the island. Besides, one can also enjoy snorkelling and experience the underwater world.
Chidiya Tapu, also known as the bird island, is located 25kms from Port Blair in the southern most tip of South Andaman. Chidiya Tapu is a small village with lush green mangroves, tranquil islands, and forest bestowed with numerous chirping birds, making it an ideal picnic spot. Chidiya Tapu, well known for its rich collection of birds, white spotted deer and orchids, draws many visitors, and is a perfect place for nature lovers. The sky of Chidiya Tapu is filled with around 46 species of birds namely, drongos, hanging parrot, scarlet minivet, emerald dove, long-tailed and red-breasted parakeets, white-bellied sea eagles and grey-fronted and imperial green pigeons to name a few.
Chidiya Tapu is well known for its green landscape, enthralling beaches, variety of corals, vivid butterflies and most significantly, the exquisite view of the setting sun in the horizon. The main attractions here include the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, Chidiya Tapu Beach, the Sylvan Sands and the Munda Pahar beaches. There is a forest guest house located atop the hillock that offers a panoramic view of the entire village as well as islands beyond. The water in this region is alive with bright corals which makes it an excellent site for snorkelling. Incidentally, Chidiya Tapu Beach offers a variety of sea shells which makes shell craft a prime industry of the Chidiya Tapu. Some of the shell products which are sold here are table lamps, ashtrays, bangles, decorative boxes and show pieces.
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Anthropological Museum is maintained and managed by ASI, Anthropological Survey of India, and is located at Port Blair, the capital of Andaman. It is an exquisite small museum showcasing wide collection of tools and weapons used by Anadamanese tribes. This also encloses many photographs of different tribes and aborigines of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A great treasure of Island history, a well maintained library, functions on the top of the museum. Many films depicting the life and culture of the Andaman are also preserved here. The Museum authorities arrange few documentary and film shows for the visitors of the museum.
Ross Island is accessible via boat services that ply between Port Blair and Phoenix Jetty on Ross Island. The island is wholly controlled by the Indian Navy, and all tourists are required to sign in and out. What makes Ross Island the center of attention for historians is that fact that the British Colonial government decided, in 1857, following the first Indian revolt for independence, to setup a hardcopy punishment administration facility to deal with high profile Indian Freedom Fighters. This carried on for close to 80 years! Back then, the island had a hospital, bakery, a market place, tennis courts, living quarters and every other amenity one could think of. All of these today lie in ruins since the island was momentarily at war when the Japanese invaded during World War 2. Ross Island adjoins a twin island called Smith Island also worth visiting.
Ross Island served as the capital to the Britishers from 1858 to 1941 when the Japanese occupied it and converted it to a ‘POW site’. The Ross Island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. It was during the British rule that the island was developed to a perfect township. Many reminiscent of old British regime are still alive in this stunning Island. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner’s House, Govt. House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool, Troop Barracks, the Cathedral and graveyard of the Britishers and few other important landmarks which today is hugged by wild wines and huge roots and trunks of century old trees which are very evocative of the ruins and remains. Ever since Dr. James Pattison Walker arrived in Port Blair aboard the East India Company’s steam frigate ‘Senuramis’ on 10 March 1858, this island remained under British occupation till 1942. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japanese. However, the allies reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it. During British occupation, this island was the seat of power of the British.
Government Saw Mill Chatham
The Chatham Saw Mill is one of the largest saw mills in Asia. It is Separate Island connected with Port Blair by road on bridge. This mill has two biggest cranes called EOT cranes which are used for both stacking and feeding. Wood workshop of this mill is worth visiting. This saw mill functions as a store-house o timber like Padauk, Gurjan, Marble, Satine wood etc.
Sagarika Government Emporium
Sagarika Government Emporium, is located at City Centre, MG Road, Port Blair. Walking into this emporium is like stepping into a dreamland of handicrafts. Stroll through this huge emporium looking at curious Coconut Lamp shades, Wooden Trays, Quaint Wooden Carvings and breathtaking Sea Shell Murals. Peep into the Nicobari section and you will be stunned by the tribal artefacts you see, ranging from Bamboo Items to Sea Shell Jewellery. The place is going to make you want to shop till you drop, so do make space for all of it in your luggage!
Sippighat Farm is located on the way to Wandoor, about 15 km away from Port Blair city. Covering a vast area of around 80 acres, the farm is responsible for conducting research and development programs on different types of species such as coconut, cloves, cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg. A wide variety of new plants are also being experimented here. Besides, the farm is also a flourishing ground for coconuts and has a variety of local and wild flowers. Reachable by roadway, it is a worth seeing spot in Port Blair.
Corbyns cove beach is situated 7 kms from Port Blair. This coconut- palm fringed beach, is ideal for swimming, surfing and sun- basking. This is the only beach within the city a very short distance, one can enjoy the distant ross island, cool sea breeze and kaleidoscopic view of blue waters. The complex has restaurant and bar. Indian travel agent gives special discounted hotel from budget hotels to Deluxe hotels in India. Corbyn’s Cove is a serene and unspoiled soft sandy beach in Andaman near to Port Blair.
Collinpur beach in Andaman Islands is blessed with cobalt waters and sun kissed beaches. This beach is splashed with smooth sands and thick vegetation cover of various hues of green. Dazzling clouds keep hovering over the azure waters of the beach. While reaching to this exotic beach, you will find chunky veil of palm groves. The account below splashes a good deal of information on this beautiful beach. The beach is popular as Sunset Bay. With a beautiful sandy beach with shallow water, the area is suitable for swimming, sun basking and viewing sunset. This beach attracts tourists who take pleasure in retreat and natural environs. This beach is without a doubt, just the right place for a delightful sunset.
Andaman Water Sports Complex
The Andaman Water Sports Complex, also known as the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, is located close to the Cellular Jail in the north-west part of Port Blair. The sports complex offers a range of water sports facilities and adventures. Activities like sail boating, parasailing, paddle boating, water scooters, rowing, water skiing, etc. are possible in the water sports complex. Besides the water activities for all age groups, the monument commemorating the Battle of Aberdeen can be seen within the complex structures. The artificial waterfall in the region is also another attraction. There is a children’s park nearby. These features of the Andaman Water Sports Complex and the easy communication have made the place popular. Many tourists staying over for a few days come to the place for training in different water sports activities.
Andaman Water Sports Complex, Port Blair