Best Things To Do in Port Blair, India

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  • Port Blair sightseeing includes a definite visit to the Cellular Jail. Must visit places to visit in Port Blair are the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Chidiya Tapu, Gandhi Park, Corbyn’s Cove, Samudrika Marine Museum and Government Saw Mill.
  • Port Blair attractions also include visiting nearby islands like Ross Island, Viper Island, Jolly Buoy Island and North Bay Island.
  • Other things to see in Port Blair are  Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports complex, Anthropological Museum, Mini Zoo and Mount Harriet National Park.


  • For shopping in Port Blair, head over to Sagarika Cottage Industries Emporium.

Below we have a list of things to do in Port Blair and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Port Blair getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Port Blair with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Port Blair

Here is the list of things to do in Port Blair and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Cellular Jail

    Landmark, Estate, Memorial

    The Cellular Jail situated in Port Blair is a national memorial and used to house many notable Indian activists during the struggle for India's independence. This is the jail where ‘dangerous criminals’ used to be sent to when they had a ‘Kala Paani ki Saza’ ruling. The jail stands witness to the sufferings of the freedom fighters and patriots of India. Within the jail i...Read more
  2. Ross Island

    Outdoors, Island, Water Body, Waterfront

    Ross Island is a small yet historically significant island situated near Port Blair. It was the administrative headquarters for the British during their rule in the Andamans. During the British rule, that the island was developed to a perfect township. It had to be vacated however due to an earthquake. One can still find ruins of the fascinating buildings on the island, like the Ballroom, the C...Read more
  3. Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

    Entertainment, Water Sport

    At the eastern end of Port Blair lies the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex. The complex offers a range of water sports: banana rides, jet skiing, parasailing, speed boat rides, rowboat paddling and a lot more. They also have scuba diving. It has a jetty which is the starting point for many a island hopping excursions. The Water Sports Complex also has a package of Rs.4500 which includes a pers...Read more
  4. Jolly Buoy Island

    Outdoors, Island, Entertainment, Nature

    A part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Jolly Buoy Island is a small island off Wandoor Beach. It is very famous for its underwater corals and its pristine clear beach. Head over to Jolly Buoy Island for some Snorkelling, scuba diving and glass bottom boat rides.
  5. Corbyn's Cove

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    Corbyn's Cove

    Beach, Water Sport

    A small bay, Corbyn’s Cove is a popular tourist attraction. Surrounded by lush green palm trees, this is one of the places you should head over to while in Port Blair. The drive to the cove is a scenic one, the pristine blue waters lining the entire route. What makes this place such a popular destination is its many entertainment options. From jet skiing to water scooters to souvenir shop...Read more
  6. North Bay Island

    Outdoors, Island, Adventure, Picnic Spot

    If you are a water baby and love water sports and water activities, head over to the North Bay Island for the time of your life. The Island is just a 40-45 minute ferry ride from the mainland and is the perfect place for a one day trip. Activities available on the island are sea walking, snorkeling, jet skiing, speed boat rides and a lot more. A must visit for the adventure junkies. The North B...Read more
  7. Chidiya Tapu

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    Chidiya Tapu

    Island, Nature

    Situated around 17 kilometres from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu AKA Sunset Point and Bird Island is a small beach at the southern tip of Andaman. The drive from Port Blair to Chidiya Tapu is scenic as the road winds through forests and hills. Head over to Chidiya Tapu if you are an avid ornithologist (bird watcher) or you want to see a breath taking sunset. For photography buffs, the gentle waters,...Read more
  8. Samudrika Marine Museum

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    Samudrika Marine Museum

    Military Museum, Educational Site, Specialty Museum

    Run by the Indian Navy, the Samudrika Marine Museum is a must visit while on a trip to Port Blair. On display are informative pieces and artefacts of the islands’ ecosystem, the tribal communities, the flora and fauna, the animals and the marine life. There is also an aquarium within the premises. The museum has been thoughtfully divided into five different rooms, each one displaying a di...Read more
  9. Anthropological Museum

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    Anthropological Museum

    Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum

    The Anthropological Museum is an ethnographic museum illustrating the four Negrito tribes of Andaman viz. the Jarawas, the Sentinelese, the Great Andamanese and the Onges and two Mongoloid tribes of the Nicobar viz. the Nicobarese and the Shompens. On display are shamanic sculptures, chest guards, tribal weapons and a lot more. The Anthropological Museum is a good place to understand the Andama...Read more
  10. Viper Island

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    Viper Island

    Outdoors, Island, Picnic Spot, Nature

    Having a historical significance, Viper Island was used as an open jail, prior to the construction of the Cellular Jail, for freedom fighters and convicts. The ruins of the jail at Viper Island can still be visited. The island has a gallows atop a hillock, where condemned prisoners were hanged. The island also makes for a nice picnic spot.
  11. Marina Park And Aquarium

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    Marina Park And Aquarium

    Park, Wildlife Park, Aquarium

    If you are visiting Port Blair with your kids, head over to the Marina Park and Aquarium. Situated near the Water Sports Complex, Marina Park houses a kids’ play area, a walking track, a fancy pond and picnic areas. Situated near the premises is an aquarium famous for its collection of a wide variety of fishes and corals. Also on display is information about aquatic life.
  12. Mount Harriet

    View Point, Peak, Nature

    Situated around 43 kilometres from the city of Port Blair lies the highest peak in the South Andaman archipelago, Mount Harriet. Boasting of a rich fauna and flora, the peak is a trekkers’ paradise and the view from the top is magnificent. Situated around Mount Harriet is the Mount Harriet National Park. Spread across 46.62 sq. km, the park is home to around 90 species of birds, 27 specie...Read more
  13. Madhuban

    Trail, Hiking Trail, Rock Climbing, Picnic Spot

    The trek route from Mount Harriet to Madhuban is famous and a loved one by all trekkers. Madhuban is a natural garden located in South Andaman Islands. It has a rich collection of birds like parakeet, swift, dove, hite bellied sea eagle, local teal, kingfisher, reef heron, wader, tern, and whistling teal. And the variety of beautifully coloured butterflies leaves one mesmerised. But Madhuban is...Read more
  14. Gandhi Park

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    Gandhi Park

    Amusement Park, Garden, Water Park, Leisure

    Gandhi Park is a magnificent park situated in the heart of the city of Port Blair. This park boasts of facilities like an amusement park, water sports, natural trails, gardens and lawns, nice cozy restaurants and the historic remains of a Japanese Temple. There is also a bunker. The Japanese temple and the bunker were constructed sometime during World War II. Do head over to the park if you are...Read more
  15. Mini Zoo

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    Mini Zoo


    As the name itself suggests, the Mini Zoo is a small zoo located in the Haddo area of Port Blair. Once a major tourist attraction and known for its crocodile breeding programs, the zoo now houses very few animals. A majority of the animals were shifted to the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park. Presently, the Mini Zoo houses monkeys, a salt water crocodile, Malayan box turtle and birds like the Andam...Read more