Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Island (Previously Ross Island):
Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Island is the first administrative settlement of the British in the Andaman Islands. Rich in history, you can see the ruins and spot the Japanese bunkers and cannons during their occupancy. Birds and deer can be found roaming around the island. Like the Cellular Jail, there is a light and sound show that is displayed in the evenings for the tourists depicting the history and struggles of the people on the island during the pre-independent era. The boat leaves from Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex and the ferry tickets and the entry tickets are to be pre-purchased. Boats timings are from 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM and the island is closed on Wednesdays.
Things to Do: Explore Ross Island, Visit Port Blair lighthouse.
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.