A quiet and relaxing getaway in the exotic city of Port Blair

by Sandeep Malik Seo Executive in

Looking for perfect getaway? How about a visit to the exotic islands of Andaman and Nicobar? It has everything to give you a perfect holiday regardless of your theme or purpose of travel. This article talks about a travel to Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar islands.


Lying far away in the distant stretch of the Bay of Bengal from the Indian mainland is the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar islands, one of the seven union territories of India. These islands are pretty much the furthest home away from from home for any Indians. Although considered a part of India, it remains closer to Myanmar and Thailand. The islands are pristine, the waters crystal clear, the beaches and streets well maintained and clean! Another reason why it makes it hard for tourists to believe it comes under Indian territory as no where in the country will you find such a clean and organised place. The main tourist attraction to the Andaman and Nicobar islands is Port Blair, its capital city. This city can be easily approached in two-hours by one of the direct Chennai to Portblair flights.


The fascinating scenery of the place, the picturesque beaches, crystal clear water, mind boggling marine ecology and coral reefs, and the large array of watersports will make you have the time of your life in this place. Modern establishments are everywhere and the beach resorts are the best choice for accommodation. Even with modernization, there are some still some tribes in the Andaman and Nicobar islands who prefer living in their own primitive ways, and that gives you a great opportunity to get to learn their culture and ancient traditions. There is a great provision for local transports in Port Blair. Apart from the Port Blair harbour ferry and boats, you can also ride the local bus or autorickshaws. Cars, bikes and scooters can be hired on an hourly basis. You can also walk your way through some of the parts of the city.


Located just 2 km from Port Blair city, the Ross Island is a popular tourist spot where you will be able to spot ruins from the British era. Apart from the breathtaking view of its landscape and beach, some of the notable monuments that can be found here are the Presbyterian Church, state ballroom, Chief Commissioner’s house, a hospital, swimming pool and an old bakery. A short documentary about the island is shown twice everyday at the bakery. The length of the video is just 15 minutes. This island is now maintained by Indian Navy.


One of the revolutionary places to visit while on your trip to Port Blair is the Cellular jail. This is the place where the prisoners were kept and tortured even, during the British rule in India to keep them far away from the revolution going on in India that time. Today, the prison has been changed into a national monument with a complete patio and has become a peaceful place as opposed to the horrendous place it was earlier.

Port Blair is a great holiday destination. Not only the sites within the city but even beyond are marked with various picturesque sites. One of the best places to visit around Port Blair is the beautiful Havelock Island. It lies just 60 km away from Port Blair and is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Andaman and Nicobar islands. If you wish you can take a tour of the surroundings of Havelock islands. All in all, Andaman and Nicobar islands makes for a divine vacation!

Travel blog for reference here:

Sponsor Ads

About Sandeep Malik Advanced   Seo Executive in

87 connections, 2 recommendations, 293 honor points.
Joined APSense since, July 28th, 2014, From Gurgaon, India.

Created on Nov 25th 2020 03:23. Viewed 446 times.


No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.