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Port Blair - Holiday Tour Packages
Port Blair in the Andaman Islands : Port Blair is the largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar island group, and its capital, with a population of around 100,000. It is composed of people from all over India, but it is one with no conflicts on religion and region. A trip to Port Blair should cover the must-see places at the island, including those at the other nearby places, such as Ross Island and Wandoor.
Places to visit in Port Blair
There are many places to visit in Port Blair including the Cellular Jail, which was built by the British to house political prisoners far away from the mainland. Today, the jail has been transformed into a national monument that is complete with a garden. Another place that you should see is the Corbyn’s Cove, which is a beach popular with locals and tourists for swimming and watching the sunset. You can also visit the Mini Zoo, which houses some species that are only found on the islands. Other places of interest in Port Blair are the Japanese Bunkers near Corbyn’s Cove, the Anthropological Museum, the Chatam Saw Mill and the Samudrika Naval Museum, which has a nice display of corals and live fishes.
Things to do in Port Blair
You can spend quality time admiring nature on Ross Island, which has a lot of old British buildings in ruins and a spot where you can find deer and peacocks. At the North Bay, you can do scuba diving, jet skiing, snorkeling and other water activities. Game fishing is also a must-do when you are having a holiday in Port Blair. By doing so, you can watch great coral formations and fishes, which can match those you will find on Havelock Island. Moreover, you should not also miss sea walking, which is an adventure that you will always remember from your Andaman holiday in this beautiful place.
Where to eat and stay in Port Blair
The Aberdeen Bazar, where you will find the landmark clock tower, is a good place for lodging and dining food. Here, you will find a few hotels and restaurants, including the Annaporna Cafeteria, Ananda Restaurant, Icy Spicy, Lighthouse Residency, Mandalay Restaurant and many more.
- Getting Around - There are many ways to get around Port Blair. You can take a ferry which offers services within the sheltered water and narrow creeks of the city. Walking is also a good option, but make sure you will not get lost (which would happen if you get too far), by remembering some landmarks. To make sure you get to your place of interest, you can hire auto-rickshaws, which are abundant in the city. Local buses are great for inter-city travel, but if you just want to wander inside the city, you can hire scooters and motorcycles, which are offered by local shops. Moreover, private hire cars are available if you want to go local sightseeing around the city and South Andaman.
Boats are also available to destinations, such as Ross Island. The fare would be around 75 Indian rupees for a return journey, and the journey would take approximately 15 minutes if you start from the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex.
Port Blair holiday packages
Port Blair is the capital city of The Andaman Islands. Its climate mostly remains between 22 to 32 degrees Celsius throughout the year and climate is tropical. The best time to choose an Andaman holiday packages is from October to April, when it is not too windy and is dry. Do visit La Vacanza Travel webiste for options of Andaman holiday packages to visit Port Blair and other top places like Havelock Island and Neil Island.