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Saturday, May 2, 2009


The Port Blair is the city which can give you the eternal feeling and happiness that you have been looking for. Life here in Port Blair is relaxed. No one is in any hurry. Life goes on with such an ease that people outside the Island can only dream of it.

The fresh air and equatorial climate gives you a perfect environment to live in a island like this. The home to the migrants from all the states of India comprising every religion that exist in India, and still its an place with no communal tensions, no case issues and no linguistic barrier.

The general language to speak here is Hindi and English.   


The hilly city of Port Blair, also known as Emerald Islands, is on the east coast of South Andaman Island, and is reachable from Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam. Named after Lieutenant Archibald Blair who tried to establish a colony here in 1789, this exquisite island was previously associated with British colonial rule and the Independence struggle.

 The infamous Cellular Jail is located here in Port Blair. Port Blair was also headquarters of Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. The islands are a treasure house of marine life that thrives in the deep waters of the Bay of Bengal. Port Blair was made popular by the Hawaii-born musician, filmmaker, and surfer Jack Johnson's song Holes to Heaven that describes his surf trip here.

 The Island is haven for nature lovers. The beauty of the Island is simply breath Taking. As per the culture is concerned, the Island is inhabited by people from all the states of India, majority being of Bengalis, Tamils, Malayalis, and Telugus. The Islands are considered as Mini India.   

The Cellular Jail (also known as Kālā Pānī, literally 'Black water', a term for the deep sea and hence exile) situated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) was completed in 1906. The prison was known to house many notable Indian activists during the struggle for India's independence.

The Cellular Jail in Port Blair is symbolic of the hardships faced by the Indians in their endeavor to attain freedom from their colonial rulers. The jail became infamous throughout the world for the inhuman treatment meted out to the inmates by the jail officials. This monument stands and reflects the tenacity of the Indians, who were struggling to attain freedom from the shackles of the British rule.


This unique complex offers all possible aqua-sport facilities like Water-skiing, Sail boats, Windsurfing, Speed Boats etc., and safe water sports like Paddle Boats, Row Boats etc. There is a sea water swimming pool and a change room. There is also a Memorial for the Battle of Aberdeen fought between Britishers and Andamanee aboriginals in 1859.


Just adjacent to the Water Sports Complex right on the seashore is the marina amusement park offering rides for children and adults alike: giant wheels, paratrooper and dragon coaster and toy train..There is also a miniature botanical garden and a statue of Netaji Subash chandra Bose here.This park, has amusement rides, children's traffic park


Laid in record time in the heart of Port Blair, it is an enticing park comprising of a children's park, amusement park, deer park, water sports facilities, Japanese temple, nature walk and a restaurant.

This beautiful park at Port Blair has facilities like amusement rides, safe water sports, nature trail around the lake, garden, restaurant and historic remains like Japanese Temple as well as a bunker. 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


Corbyn's Cove, 7 Kms., from the town, is the coconut palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, surfing and sun basking. Facilities like water sports, restaurant and bar, change room, etc., are also available.


Mini Zoo, as the name suggests, is a small zoo situated at Haddo in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Zoo is famed to popularity mainly due to its Crocodile breeding program. The breeded crocodiles can be spotted in the wild waters surrounded by dense green forests. 

The Zoo is credited with about 200 species of birds and animals. All common birds and animals are allowed to live in this zoo. Andaman pig and Nicobar pigeon are two rare species of animals which can be spotted here.