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Saturday, May 2, 2009


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.   

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