Andaman Tourism

Aberdeen water sports complex

Aberdeen water sports complex is located in Aberdeen Jeety.  It is facilities for safe and adventure water sports.  Rowing boats, Pedal boats, Kayaks aqua cycle, Water scooters, Para sailing, Sail boats, wind surfers, speed boats, bumper boats, glass bottom boats for viewing under marines are available for rides. Saline water swimming pool, change room and food plaza are available near the complex.

Car Nicobar

Car Nicobar is 16hrs journey by sea from Port Blair.  This is the headquarters of Nicobar District.  A flat fertile island covered with cluster of coconut palms and enchanting beaches.  The Nicobari huts, built on stilts having entrance through floor with a wooden ladder, are unique to this island.

Cellular Jail

Cellular Jai is at Port Blair.  It is three storey 1 prisons, constructed by Britishers in 1906.  It is a pilgrimage destination for freedom fighters.  This colossal edifice has mutely witnessed the most treacherous of inhumane atrocities borne by the convicts, who were mostly freedom fighters.  Now it is dedicated to the nation as a national Memorial.  Museum, Art Gallery, Photo Gallery, Light and Sound show are ‘Don’t Miss’ experiences here.

Chidiya Tapu

Chidiya Tapu is about 2km by road from Port Blair.  This is the southernmost tip of South Andaman.  The lush green mangrove, forest cover with numerous chirping birds and the Sylvan Sands and Munda pahar beaches make it ideal picnic site.  The forest guest house situated on top of a hillock provides a fabulous view of isolated islands, submerged corals and the breath taking sunset.  Conducted tours are available from Andaman Teal House, Port Blair.

Diglipur

Diglipur is about 325 km by road or 185 km by sea from Port Blair.   It is situated in North Andaman Island.  This provides a rare experience for eco friendly tourists. It is famous for its oranges, rice and marine life.  Saddle Peak, 732 metres, the highest point in the islands is nearby.  Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here.  Directorate of Tourism provides comfortable accommodation at Turtle Resort, Kalipur. The Water Sports Centre is nearby.  Those who want to go for trekking to Saddle Peak can collect trekking equipments on hire from Turtle Resort and start trekking form Kalipur.  Ram Nagar beach (15km away from Kalighat) is famous for Turtle nesting during December February season.  One who comes by boat from Port Blair will reach Aerial bay jetty, which is very near to places like Diglipur and Kalighat. Ross and Smith, the twin islands are just 30 minutes journey from here.  Boat services form Port Blair available twice a week.

Gandhi Park

Gandhi Park is at Port Blair. Amusement rides, safe water sports, nature trail around the lake, garden, restaurant and historic remains like Japanese Temple as well as a bunker are the major attractions.   The erstwhile Dilthaman tank,  which was the only source of drinking water to Port Blair, and the area around it has been developed into Gandhi Park in an unbelievably short time of 13 days.

Great Nicobar

Great Nicobar is about 540 km by sea form Port Blair (50 to 60 hrs journey).  The southern end of the Nicobars, this island has Indira Point (formerly Pygmallion Point), which is the southernmost tip of India.  The beach near Galathia is he nesting ground for Giant Leather Back Turtles.   This island also had biosphere reserve area.

Indira Point

Indira Point is southernmost tip of India.  This lies in the tip of the Campbell Bay (the boundary of Nicobar).  It is 60 miles away from Indonesia.  In the shores of the Campbell Bay, movements of turtles and crocodiles are a usual scene.

Industry Emporium

Industry Emporium exhibition cum sales centre is in Port Blair.  It is managed by the government.  Splendid varieties of wooden handicrafts and shell made items.

Madhar Baba Durgah

Madhar Baba Durgah is located on the way to Corbyns Cove.  Every day, this Durgah shrines with a festival look and a grand gathering, as people belonging to all caste and creed visit and worship.

Mahatma Gandhi marine National Park

Mahatma Gandhi marine National Park is at Wandoor 29 km from Port Blair.  It covering an area of 281.5 sq.km.  It is made up of open sea, creeks and 15 small and large islands.  Viewing of rare corals and underwater marine life through glass bottom boats, SCUBA diving and Snorkelling are a lifetime experience.

Marina Park

Marina Park is near Aberdeen Jetty.  These amusement parks with a lot of rides, a toy train.  It is suitable place for family picnic for evening relaxation.

Middle Strait

Middle strait is one of the harbours in the islands.  Between Jigattan and Middle Strait harbour, on the Andaman trunk road, one can have a glimpse of Jarawa tribes occasionally.  It is prohibited to take photographs of them going near them offering food or any items to them.

Mini zoo

Mini zoo is situated at Haddo (Delanipur 0 Chatham road).  It is houses for some of the rare species of endemic birds and animals found in these islands.

Mount Harriet

Mount Harriet is about 55km by road 10km by ferry and road from Port Blair.  This was the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during British Raj.  Ideal for a nice and fascinating over view of the outer islands and the sea as this is the highest peak in the South Andaman (365 metres high).  One can trek upto Madhuban through a nature trail and can glimpse rare endemic birds, animals and butterflies.  Conducted tours to Mt. Harrriet are available from Andaman Teal House.  

Rangat

Rangat is about 170km by road and 90km by sea from Port Blair.  It is real enjoyment of the quiet village life and solitude of virgin nature here.  Cutbert Bay beach 920km away from Rnagat Bazar jetty) is a turtle nesting ground.  One can view the nesting of turtles during December February season.  Hawkshill Nest, guest house of the Directorate of Tourism, is near the Cutbert bay beach and Turtle Sanctuary.  Panchavati waterfall and Amkunj beach are on the way to Cutbert bay. Travel facilities from here to Mayabunder and Digilipur.

Science centre

A must see spot.  Display everything about these islands, especially the genesis of these islands.  Interactive exhibits in the gallery are really a boon for brain situated at Port Blair goodwill estate, Corbns cove road.

Sippighat Farm

Sippighat Farm is about 14km from Port Blair.  In an area of 80 acres, sprawls this lovely Government farm.  Research and Development programmes for cultivation of spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut and pepper are conducted here.  Research and demonstration farm of the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) is nearby.
Traffic Park
Traffic part is near Aberdeen Jetty, besides the Marine Park.  Here traffic rules and road safety are explained to children.

Andaman Museums

Anthropological Museum

Anthropological Museum is at Phoenix Bay (Bus stand Delanipur road), near the directorate of Tourism.  Depicts the life of the Palaeolithic Islanders.  Also houses the models of the aborigines and their tools.  Closed on Thursdays and holidays.

Fisheries Museum

Fisheries Museum is situated near Andaman Water Sports Complex.  Exhibits species of marine life peculiar to the islands and found in the Indo Pacific and the Bay of Bengal.  Closed on Wednesdays and National Holidays.

Forest Museum

Forest Museum is situated at Haddo (near to the Zoo).  It offers an insight into forest activities through scale models.  Displays decorative pieces made of famous woods like Padauk, Marable, Peauma, Gurjan, Satin Wood etc.  Open on all working days.

Samudrika (Naval Marine Museum)

Samudrika navel marine museum is situated opposite to Andaman Teal House, Delanipur.  Creates awareness on various aspects of oceanic environment Displays a good collection of shells, corals and a few species of colourful fishes found in these islands.

Zoological Survey of India Museum

Zoological survey of India Museum is situated near Teal house.  It incorporates a research library.  Exhibits a good variety of sponges, corals, butterflies, centipedes etc.  Open on all working days.