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Port Blair

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One of the seven union territories of India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, home to the Palaeolithic people and Sentinelese people is a paradise on earth with pristine beaches and ancient forests. The crystal clear waters and the white sandy beaches offer ample opportunities for water sports. With a rich marine life and amazing corals, a vacationer is sure to be enraptured by the islands’ divine glory. Neil Island is an excellent place to go snorkelling, fishing, angling, and even exploring its lush paddy fields, banana plantations and the tropical flora. Dive into the blue waters of the lovely Radhanagar Beach, or go for a sea walking experience in North Bay Island. Go for a glass bottom boat ride and admire the corals on Jolly Buoy Island and if adventurous, take the 12-hour trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban. Colonised by the British, the union territory is also the base of the infamous Cellular Jail, where political prisoners were kept in confinement. The unmarred natural beauty of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is truly unparalleled and a heady combination of serenity and splendour.
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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Sea Walk in North Bay Island

Sea Walk in North Bay Island

Take a 20-minute ferry ride from Port Blair to the uninhabited North Bay Island for a unique sea walking experience. Feel the excitement of hundreds of fish, small and big, swimming around you. Book a sea walk tour with Sea Link Adventures to enjoy this magical experience and admire numerous active and live corals. Simply put on your special helmet, sea-walk at 15-25 ft under sea level and be enthralled at the sight of the pristine and colourful underwater world. And no, you don’t need to know swimming to enjoy this activity.

Image Courtesy: www.thebluewaterholidays.com
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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

For once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving and snorkelling experience, use the services of India Scuba Explorers or Dive India in Neil Island and Havelock Island respectively. Havelock Island is about 2.5 hours (54 km) away from Port Blair and is known for its awesome diving and snorkelling sites such as Barracuda City, Turtle Bay, Johnny’s George and South Button. Indulge in a great snorkelling experience in the crystal clear waters of Neil Island. Discover some splendid marine life with colourful fishes, beautiful corals and amazing water bodies at both the islands.

Image Courtesy: www.andaman-discovery.com
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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach

Rated as ‘Asia’s best beach’ and ‘the world’s seventh best’ by Time Magazine, Radhanagar Beach is delightfully beautiful and surprisingly not crowded. It is also called Beach No 7 and is located on Havelock Island. Take a walk along the mesmerising curve of this white sandy beach with azure blue waters fringed by palm trees. The blue waters will invite you for a swim so do not resist the temptation, just dive in. Feel transfixed as the sun slowly dips into the horizon and leaves you amazed for a couple of moments.

Image Courtesy: www.travellersoul.com
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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail

Dig into the deep and dark history of the Cellular Jail on Ross Island. The Cellular Jail stands as a national memorial that was used as a place for solitary confinement of political prisoners by the British in the 18th century. Learn about the untold sufferings of the prisoners and the struggles of the revolutionaries under the barbarism of the British Rule. Notice also the intelligent architecture of the Cellular Jail comprising of 693 cells built in a way that no two prisoners had any possibility of communication. Tread carefully over the roof of the wing to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Island.

Image Courtesy: www.andamannicobartourism.in
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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Jolly Buoy Island

Jolly Buoy Island

Reach Wandoor Beach (30 km from Port Blair) before 9 am and take the boat to Jolly Buoy Island. It is well-known for underwater corals and a spotlessly clean beach. So get ready for a wonderful snorkelling or scuba diving adventure. You could also choose the glass bottom boat ride to admire the seabed rich in corals. The island is closed to visitors for a part of the year to protect the corals. If that’s the case, Red Skin Island is on the same route with some beautiful corals.

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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Neil Island

Neil Island

With good connection from Port Blair, Neil Island is not only famous for snorkelling, but it also boasts of spectacular beaches such as Sitapur, Bharatpur and Lakshmanpur. Enjoy listening to the ebb and flow of the tides and soak in the beauty of a splendid sunset at one of these beaches. For those of you who enjoy fishing and angling, Neil Island is the place to be. The enthusiastic traveller in you will enjoy exploring the lush paddy fields, banana plantations and tropical flora of the island on an unhurried bicycle ride.

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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Corbyn's Cove

Corbyn's Cove

At a distance of about 8 km from the city, Corbyn's Cove is the closest beach from the city centre. Unwind in the picturesque setting of this beach made up of coconut palm trees and the dazzling blue sea. Lie on its soft sands and enjoy sunbathing. Or, indulge in some water sports such as scuba diving, surfing, swimming, or boating. Well-equipped with tourist facilities such as changing rooms, bathrooms and sea facing restaurants, an evening at Corbyn's Cove is an enjoyable experience, especially with friends and family.

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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Anthropological Museum

Anthropological Museum

For history buffs, there is the Anthropological Museum in Port Blair that showcases life of the six native tribes living on the island who keep contact with the outside world. Browse through the tribal artefacts such as boats, weapons, baskets, clothing, tools, and more. See the main attractions- the Shamanic sculptures, the Jarawa chest guard, boats of different shapes and sizes, etc. For more in-depth knowledge, visit the in-house library featuring valuable information about the indigenous tribal culture and lifestyle of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Image Courtesy: Arun Katiyar via Flickr
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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Sunset at Chidiya Tapu

Sunset at Chidiya Tapu

Take a stroll in the dense mangrove forest of Chidiya Tapu that is situated at a distance of 30 km from Port Blair. Also known as the Bird Island, it is the place to admire a mesmerising sunset where the sun dips into the sea but behind a hill making it an unusual and unique sight. Do carry your binoculars as this place also attracts a wide variety of birds. For the adventure seekers, there is a trail that leads one to the Kala Pahad (Black Mountain) passing by a lovely forest area and a charming coastline.

Image Courtesy: undiscoveredindiantreasures.blogspot.in
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TraveLibro India Port Blair Featured City Trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban

Trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban

Nature and adventure lovers must embark on a trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban, Mt Harriet being the highest peak in Andaman. It can be reached by ferry from Chattam followed by a jeep ride from the jetty to the peak. The trek is rewarding as it offers an impressive variety of flora and fauna and a number of colourful butterflies and exotic birds along the way. But beware, there are also some rocky patches and delicate curves in between this 16 km long trek. The trek requires about 12 hours, so do plan accordingly.

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