Top 10 Spectacular Places To Visit In Port Blair For An Unforgettable Experience

The capital city of Andaman and Nicobar, Port Blair is one of the most beautiful places to visit in South Andaman. The city is quite popular among tourists because of its various spectacular beaches, national parks, ancient and biological museums, and islands. 

Among the top tourist attractions, the islands are most preferred by those looking for a place with a lesser crowd. If you are keen to learn the natural history of Andaman then don’t visit the biological museums especially the marine museum and forest museum.

While in Port Blair, you can also enjoy watersports such as scuba diving, snorkeling and boating along with mountain sports like trekking and mountaineering. 

Read along to explore more about top places to visit in Port Blair including things to do.

Top 10 Places To Visit In Port Blair 

1. Little Andaman 

One of the largest islands in Andaman, The Little Andaman is situated 101 km away from the city of Port Blair. There are plenty of places to explore in Little Andaman including breathtaking waterfalls and exotic beaches. The food rates and accommodation are quite affordable at Little Andaman. An ideal place to visit in Port Blair if you are on a budget. 

How To Reach: Reach here via ferry which will take around 6 to 8 hours or over 10 hours if weather conditions are not favorable. You can also take overnight ferries but make sure they take much longer to reach Little Andaman.  

Major Tourist Attractions in Little Andaman:

  • White Surf Waterfall
  • WhisperWave Waterfall
  • Butler Bay Beach

2. Madhuban

A stretched woodland is situated within the lands of Mount Harriet National Park. Madhuban is quite popular among seekers for trekking and other adventurous activities. Madhuban is no less than a paradise for those who love to stay close to nature. 

Visiting Hours: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

How To Reach: Madhuban is around 15 km away from the city of Port Blair and it can be easily accessible via ferry. Take a ferry from any of the below spots to reach Madhuban:

  • Dundas Point
  • Hope Town
  • Mithakari
  • Bamboo Flat
  • Junglighat
  • Chatham
  • Viper Island 

Things To Do at Madhuban: 

  • Shop at Aberdeen Bazaar
  • Trekking
  • Bird Watching 
  • Landscape Photography 
  • Visit Anthropological Museum

Also Read: 15 best things to do in Andaman islands

3. Campbell Bay National Park 

One of the hidden gems of Port Blair, The Campbell Bay National Park is located on archipelago island. The landscape woods and multi-color blooms are quite exciting to watch. The peaceful atmosphere at Campbell Bay will give another level of satisfaction to your soul.  

How To Reach: Reach here either via ferry, ship or helicopter. The Helicopter will drop you much earlier than both ferries and ships. The ferry will take around one to a week to reach Campbell Bay while the ship will take 24 hours. 

Things To Do or Major Tourist Attractions: 

  • Spot wildlife
  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Sunbath
  • Visit the Watchtower

4. Ross Island 

Another small island within the archipelago, Ross island is quite famous for historical ruins from the British era. The place used to serve as a British colony before independence. Also referred to as the “Paris of the East”, a tour of Ross island is something which you will never forget.

How To Reach: located 2 km away from the city of Port Blair, can be easily accessible via ferry or helicopter. Though reaching via ferry is a good option as it will hardly take 10 minutes. If you want to enjoy the aerial view of this island then hiring a helicopter is a good choice. 

Major Tourist Attractions:

  • Farzand Ali Store
  • Historical Ruins such as tennis court and water distillation plant
  • Church

Also Read: Best Places To Visit In Andaman And Nicobar Islands For An Exotic Holiday

5. Forest Museum

The Forest Museum has a collection of art and things belonging to forests including wild animals. Here you can also find a huge collection of wooden art created from timber, satinwood and oak tree. 

Apart from wooden art, the place also endangered plant species along with a mini zoological garden within the building of the museum. One of the most exciting places to visit in Port Blair. 

Visiting Hours: 

  • Morning - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM  
  • Afternoon - 2:30 Pm to 5:00 PM

How To Reach: Situated a few walking distances away from the Vir Savarkar Airport and can be accessible from the Road bridge. 

Major Tourist Attractions:

  • Endangered plant species
  • Wooden Art
  • Mini Zoological garden

6. Cinque Island

The Cinque island is quite famous among tourists due to plenty of watersports and exotic marine species. The place seems to be very clean as no human resides here and also because of the strict policy of ecotourism. 

There are several things to do in Cinque Island among which watersports are the most popular. One of the most recommended places to visit in Port Blair for adventure seekers. 

Visiting Hours: From Morning Till 5:00 PM

How To Reach: The island is 25 km away from Port Blair and can be easily accessible via boat or a chartered ferry.   

Things To Do:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Banana Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing

7. Corbyn's Cove Beach

Another popular beach in Port Blair and also one of the famous tourist spots for watersports lovers, Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a mesmerizing beach surrounded by palm trees. 

Apart from having plenty of watersports, the place is quite famous for snake island which also several fish species. Most of the tourists prefer to visit Corbyn’s Cove with their families.  

How To Reach: You can easily reach here from Port Blair as it is just 8 km away.  Reach here via taxi or autorickshaw from the cellular road within 20 minutes. 

Things To Do: 

  • Swimming 
  • Jet Skiing
  • Boating
  • Visit the Snake Island 
  • Photography

Also Read: Best Beaches in Andaman And Nicobar Islands For Every Water Baby

8. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park 

One of the most popular marine parks among international tourists, The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park preserves various endangered marine species. The park lies 29 km away from Port Blair in the Wandoor Village. Spans up to 280 square km the park also features rainforests, mangrove creek and aesthetic beaches. 

Visiting Hours: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

How To Reach: Reach here via taxi or bus within half an hour from Port Blair. 

Things To Do or Major Tourist Attractions: 

  • Camping
  • Visit the tropical forest
  • Visit beaches
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

9. Jolly Buoy Island 

An ecologically preserved small island situated at the tip of Andaman, the Jolly Buoy Island is famous for exotic beaches and coral. Another island in Andaman where no human resides, thus one of the peaceful and cleanest places you could visit in Port Blair. There are plenty of things to do in this including several watersports and exploring the dense forest.  

How To Reach: Reach here via private car or ferry. The island is around 30 km away from Port Blair, thus it will take you around 45 minutes to reach here. Make sure there is only one boat that leaves from Port Blair to Jolly Island which departs from 9:AM.  

Things To Do or Major Tourist Attractions: 

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling 
  • Scuba Diving
  • Visit the Jungle to spot wild animals

10. Mount Harriet National Park

Situated at the highest peak of Andaman, The Mount Harriet National Park where tourists can enjoy the true beauty of nature. One of the most sought-after tourist attractions for nature lovers and wildlife geeks. Here you can spot various species of wild animals while taking a safari tour.  

Apart from this, an ariel view of islands like Ross Island, Neil Island and Jolly Island can be visible from the top of Mount Harriet. 

How To Reach: The Mount Harriet National Park is around 70 km away from Port Blair. You can travel the first 55 minutes via car until Ferrargunj and the remaining 15 km via ferry. 

Things To Do or Major Tourist Attractions: 

  • Trekking
  • Photography
  • BirdWatch