Andaman & Nikobar

Port Blair

a union territory of India

Port Blair is the capital of the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is located on the east coast of the South Andaman Island. Port Blair is the gateway to the pristine islands.

History of Port Blair

The capital city of the Andaman Islands, Port Blair is your entryway to the rich expanse of beauty and serenity that the islands have to offer. Explore its many museums, discover the flora and fauna and the rich marine life or simply take a stroll at the Marina Park to enjoy the sweet sea breeze. Walk past the Japanese bunkers, indulge in water sports, discover the island’s high peaks, and get familiarized with the land’s rich culture and diversity. Port Blair is the best introduction to the Andaman Islands that one could hope for.

Andaman’s only commercial airport (Veer Savarkar International Airport) is in Port Blair, thus making it your only entry and exit point into the islands. Port Blair is connected to all islands by ferries The Phoenix Bay Jetty and the Haddo wharf, are the most reliable harbours.

How to Reach

VIA AIR : eer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair is connected via flights to Kolkata Airport as well as Chennail Airport. Only domestic operators offer flight service to Andaman Islands. 2 major fomestic aircraft operators Air India and Jet Airways offer flight service to Andaman Islands.

VIA TRAIN : No railways.

VIA ROAD : By Ships: There are three to four ships every month that leave from Chennai, Kolkata and Vizag. Currently there are 2 ships - MV Nancowry and MV Swarajdweep - from Chennai and the MV Nicobar and MV Akbar from Kolkata. However MV Harshavardan offer ferry service to Andaman from both Chennai and Kolkata ports.

Places to Visit
Havelock Island

Havelock Island at the Andamans is the most popular spot for scuba diving. Home to one of the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world, the waters here are pristine, and teeming with diverse marine life.

Radhanagar Beach

Beach number 7 (or more commonly known as Radhanagar Beach) was bestowed with the title of ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ in 2004 by the TIME magazine.

Mangrove creek

Baratang Island is located about 100 kilometres away from Port Blair city and offers a boat-safari, amidst the nature-made tunnel of thick mangrove plantations.