Greetings traveler! The criminally underexplored beauty of the Andaman and Nicobar islands have been slowly gaining heat in tourist circles in recent years, and one of the main reasons behind it, is its capital city, Port Blair. With its rich history and heritage coupled with the out-of-this-world beauty, Port Blair is the perfect introduction to the Andaman islands. With that being said, here’s a list of the must-visit places in Port Blair,
If you crave a break from the city and all the awesometacularly enriching experiences that it has to offer, you can head down to Corbyn’s Cove and recline as you bury your toes in the sand and take in the magnificent view of the ocean.
Want to learn more about the islands? Visit the Samudrika Museum to do that, and more. With a detailed and informative coverage of the islands’ history, heritage, geography and more, it is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
The Clock Tower
One of the iconic monuments in the city, the Clock Tower is a reminder of the British Era. Located in the heart of the city, the four clocks on the four faces of the tower, shows the time from from four different time zones.
The Japanese Bunkers
One of the best ways to dive into the islands’ rich and storied history, is to visit the many Japanese bunkers that were built by the Japanese during their occupation of the islands back in the warring times of World War I.
North Bay Island
The ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving, the turquoise waters around North Bay Island are overflowing with a rich and vibrant marine life.
The only active volcano in India, visiting the Barren Volcano is one of the must-have things on your bucket list to the islands. Make sure you get all the necessary permits and then charter a boat to travel to the island and have one of the most unforgettable experiences in your life.
Witness the islands in all their glory from Mount Harriet. A place famous for its spectacular views and stunning species of birds, a trek up the mountain is worth all the sweat the effort you will make on your way up.
The most dreaded prisons in the country and one of the cruelest reminders of the British era, the cellular jail is perhaps the best place to go back in time and experience the lives that our freedom fighters led, back in the British rule.
And that’s about it folks! If we missed out on any of your favorite spots in Port Blair, feel free to hit us up in the comments section. And now that you know where to go, the only question that remains is how, don’t fret, just rent a motorbike from WheelStreet Bike Rentals and make your experience in Port Blair, a truly satisfying one.
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