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  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Top Places to See in Port Blair for Experiencing the Best of History &Natural Beauty

Date : 02 Oct 2020
Categories: Andaman Travels

Port Blair- the capital city of the most beautiful union territory on India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, boasts of a number of tourist-friendly places that are spellbinding. It is a gorgeous and awe-inspiring city, and taking a pit stop here never disappoints anyone. It promises you clear blue waters, lush greens, rich cultural history, and a lot more. Along with visiting various places in the city, if you have plenty of time for sightseeing, then you can travel to the unexplored attractions and tiny islands nearby Port Blair as well. 

You can make the most of your vacation time by visiting the places mentioned in this article.

Historical places to see in Port Blair

If you are a lover of heritage, architecture and history lover, then you have to include these four places in your itinerary. Considered highly interesting among travellers, the below-stated places have deeply rooted history. 

Cellular Jail

Port Blair is famous for the historic Cellular Jail that was built by the Britishers in ten years. This was the most dreaded and grueling colonial jail, which was also referred to as Kala Pani. Open to the public as a national memorial, you can see the whole place soaking in the misery and pain of the revolutionaries. Here, you will get a glimpse of India’s struggle for freedom.

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Japanese Bunkers

Reminiscent of World War II, these relics of the bygone era can be easily spotted across Port Blair tourist places. They attest to the time when a siege on these islands was attempted. A popular place to be visited in Port Blair, these bunkers are situated on the way to Ross Island and Corbyn Cove beach.

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Chatham Saw Mill

This place displays the rustic beauty of the pre-independence days. A well-known wood processor in Asia, the British administration set up the mill in 1883. There are umpteen places to visit in these cluster islands, and Chatham Saw Mill is quite an attraction for all tourists. 

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Murugan Temple

Located centrally in the city, this temple offers a religious excursion to its visitors. It is the biggest pilgrim site of the Andaman Islands, which is dedicated to Lord Murugan – the son of Lord Shiva. The temple displays Dravidian architecture at its best. If you want to witness a grand occasion, then you should plan your visit to the temple during festival time. Don’t forget to try the mouthwatering vegetarian or the non-vegetarian platter around the temple complex. Authentic food from different cultures is served there which is surely worth a try if you are a foodie. 

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Recreational places to see in Port Blair 

Manglutan Village

This is a village located in the southern region of Andaman Islands that is known for its rubber plantations. It offers stunning views of natural beauty including a stream that flows through the village. The rubber plantation covers an area of 60 acres, and it is the major source of income for the locals. You can learn about the plantation process, from seed to extraction and production level, during your visit to this village.

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Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

If you love doing adventurous activities, then this is the perfect place for enjoying different exciting water sports. Here, you will find paddleboats,rowboats, parasailing, speed boats, banana boats, and a lot more. The best time to visit the complex would be summers so that you can enjoy being in the water even more. 

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Madhuban Ranges

Andaman Island is home to many national parks, and Mount Harriet National Park is located at the highest point. The Madhuban Ranges are located in this national park from where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Port Blair from the top of the mountain. The place boasts of an exquisite range of flora and fauna.So you can click pictures and capture the best natural shots.

Marina Park and Aquarium

It’s the time for adventurous expeditions! The aquarium here is home to nearly 350 species of fish and other creatures such as crabs, turtles and sharks. The place is an ideal visit for kids. For a relaxed strolling in the evening, this well-maintained park is worth your visit. Also, the speedboat for North Bay and Ross Island begins from here.

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Veer Savarkar Park

This park is located right in front of the Cellular Jail. You can come here to get some rest after your visit to the jail or while you are waiting for your chance to attend the light and sound show. You can witness the pride of the past in the form of a really good collection of statues of our freedom fighter. Refreshments like green coconuts and tea are sold by vendors there. The park also has a few rides for kids. 

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Beaches and islands to see in Port Blair

Port Blair has a number of options for beach bums who are looking for the best beaches and islands to relax under the sun and laze around. Itsnearby beaches are perfect for a rejuvenating escape that letstravellerssoak in the beauty of Mother Nature. 

Corbyn’s Cove Beach

It is a delight for sun-basking and swimming. One of the most famous beaches in Port Blair, tourists come here for boating, water scooters, and jet skiing as well. It is easily accessible, and you can spend hours here while relaxing, shopping local handicrafts and eating street food.

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Ross and Smith Islands

The majestic twin islands of Ross and Smith are the most stunning attraction in North Island. The islands are connected by a thin fifty-meter long sand bar. On the one side, you can do swimming and on the other side, you can enjoy snorkeling. These untamed virgin beaches are the most picture-perfect ones in Andaman Island. 

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If you have got more time in hand, then you can also explore the following beaches and islands:

  • Little Andaman Island
  • Butler Bay Beach
  • Karmatang Beach
  • Katchal Island
  • Rut land Island 
  • Parrot Island
  • ChidiyaTapu
  • Ferar Beach
  • Diglipur Island
  • Cinque Island
  • Lamiya Bay Beach
  • Amkunj Beach

If you have decided to visit Andaman Islands on your next vacation, then Andaman Island Travel is your one-stop destination for booking holiday packages. It is known for offering a diverse range of services to its customers as per their requirements.

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