One of the oldest and the largest sawmill in Asia, the Chatham Government Saw Mill established in 1883 has a museum inside the mill which exhibits several decorative Marble, Gurjan, Wooden Furniture and Satin Wood etc. The mill is open from 8 AM to 2 PM and is closed on Sundays. It can be reached via road from Port Blair to Chatham Island.
Tickets: 10 INR per person and extra charges for guides.
Opening Timings: Open Daily from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Duration: 45 mins.
Things to Do: Factory tour, Forest Museum tour, Relax at the many cafes, Shop at the wooden souvenir shops.
Located at Wandoor which is about 27Kms from Port Blair, this park is a cluster of about 15 islands which includes the Jolly Buoy Island and the Red Skin Island. These islands are untouched which makes it one of the most immaculate islands in Andamans. The Jolly Buoy & Red Skin Islands are kept open for tourist visits for six months alternatively as for the restoration of the corals. Entry tickets, ferry tickets & permits are needed to be booked in advance. The islands are closed on Mondays and are open from 6 AM to 2 PM. To reach the island you need to go to the Wandoor Jetty via road and take a ferry which takes around 30 minutes.
Tickets: 50 INR per person with an extra 25 INR for cameras. Charges separate for boat rides.
Opening Timings: Sundays only from 7 am to 5 pm
Duration: 3 hours.
Things to Do: Water activities: Snorkeling, Boat Riding, Coral Viewing, Glass Boat Rides.
The fisheries museum showcases specimens of various aquatic creatures from small fishes to big sharks and whales. A variety of shells, corals and skeletal remains of marine creatures are displayed at the museum. It hosts about 300 species of marine life and the remains are preserved in glass and chemicals. It is advisable not to touch any of the items displayed in the museum. The museum is open from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM & 02:00 PM to 04:45 PM and the entry closes at 04:00 PM It is closed on all Mondays.
Tickets: 5 for adults and Rs. 3 for children
Opening Timings: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM except on Mondays, second Saturdays of the month, and declared holidays.
Duration: 2 hours
Things to Do: Learn the British Colonial history including Cellular Jail, Walk on the beaches, Adventure sports activity, Photography available.
The anthropological museum talks all about the life and culture of the native Andaman tribes. Established in the year 1975, the museum showcases the tools, clothes, handicrafts, art & crafts, pictures, and the other tribal items on display for the tourists. It gives the information about all the 6 tribes who have inhabited this island ages ago and how they still live with little or no contact with the rest of the world. The museum timings are from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM & 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM and the (entry closes at 04:00 PM) and it is kept closed on Mondays & Government holidays.
Tickets: 10 for adults and Rs. 5 for children
Opening Timings: 9 am to 4.30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Things to Do: Visiting anthropological museum
Run by the Indian Navy, this museum has a wide collection of shells, fossils, corals and a few species of colorful fishes of the sea around the islands. It also provides history, geography, aquatic life and the anthropology of the Andaman Island. The museum is open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM and the entry closes at 04:00 PM, the museum is closed on Mondays.
Tickets: 50 INR for adults and 25 INR for children.
Opening Timings: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Things to Do: Shop for souvenirs, Visit a mini zoo for saltwater crocodiles.
The only beach that is closest to the city. The beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and chilling. Activities such as Speed Boat Rides and Jet Ski are available here. The beach is open on all days and no entry tickets are required.
Tickets: No entry tickets.
Opening Timings: Open 24 hours.
Duration: 2 hours.
Things to Do: Water activities: Jet ski, Speed Boat riding, Eat at the Cafés
Also known as Kalapani, Cellular Jail was built by the British in the 18th century to detain the Indian Freedom Fighters. It is a mute witness to the inhuman treatment meted out to the soldiers of the freedom struggle. The jail was constructed as a seven-wing prison and had a total of 663 cells with one prisoner in each cell. Today, the jail has just three wings others have been damaged and destroyed at various times.
A light and sound show about the anguish of the Indian Freedom Fighters is displayed to the guests, to show how the Indians were treated during the pre-independence period. The museum timings are from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM & 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM (entry closes at 04:00pm) and the show timings are 05:15 PM, 06:20 PM, 07:25 PM (Timings may vary). The light and sound show is displayed in both Hindi and English. Please note that the jail is closed on Mondays.
Tickets: 30 INR per person.
Opening Timings: Open all days except Monday from 9 am to 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm.
Duration: 2 hours.
Things to Do: Light and Sound Show, Take a tour of the place, View the Port Blair lighthouse.