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Home Andaman & Nicobar Travel Guide Excursions in Port Blair

Andaman & Nicobar Travel Guide

Excursions in Port Blair

MAHATMA GANDHI MARINE NATIONAL PARK, WANDOOR (29 KMS, FROM PORT BLAIR)
Beach, Andaman Nicobar Tours & TravelsThis Park is made up of open sea, creeks and fifteen small and large islands covering an area of 28.15 Sq. Kms. One can see mangrove forests along the creeks and magnificent tropical forest, fascinating coral reefs and rare under-water marine life. The Park is the base to visit islands like Jolly Buoy, Red Skin and Cinque famous fore exotic marine life, rare colourful under-water corals and mangrove creeks. Glass bottom boats help to take a close look of the coral colonies, a memorable experience. Snorkeling equipment is available on hire. Conducted tours are available from Andaman Teal House. Port Blair Te: 34060/32642, Boats are available from Wandoor for the coral islands of Jolly Buoy and Red Skin.

CINQUE ISLANDS (26 KMS, FROM PORT BLAIR)
Declared as a sanctuary these are enchanting islands with rare corals and under water marine life and tropical rain forest. The inost fascinating part is a rare sandy beach with a sand joining the islands, the North and South Cinque. Chartered boats of permitted category are allowed which are available from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu and Wandoor.

CHIDIYA TAPU (25 KMS, FROM PORT BLAIR)
Generally known as Bird Island, at the southern most tip of South Andaman, the lush green mangroves and the beach make it an ideal picnic site. The forest guest house situated on top of ahillock provides a fabulous view of isolated islands, submerged corals and the breath taking sunset. Conducted tours are available from Andaman Teal House, Port Blair.

MADHUBAN (75 KMS, BY ROAD 20 KMS BY FERRY AND ROAD FROM PORT BLAIR)
Trekking area north east of South Andaman. Exotic flora and fauna, endemic birds, animals and butterflies and elephant lumbering are the most interesting part of the trek.

MOUNT HARRIET (55 KM, BY ROAD 15 KM BY FERRY AND ROAD FROM PORT BLAIR)
The summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during British Raj, it is an ideal place for a nice and fascinating view of the sun, sea and sand. It is 365 metres high, the highest peak in the South Andamans. One can trek upto Madhuban through a nature trail and can find rare flora and fauna, endemic birds, animals and butterflies. Conducted tours to Mt. Harriet are available from Andaman Teal House.

SIPPIGHAT FARM (14 KMS)
Sprawling over an area of 80 acres is a Government farm. Research and development programmes for cultivation of spicies like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut and pepper are conducted.
Research and Demonstration farm of the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) is nearby.

ROSS ISLAND
A short boat ride from Phoenix Bay Jetty. Ross Island, was the seat of the British Administration. Important ruins include a Church, Cemetry, Swimming Pool and Chief Commmissioner's residence. A small museum of Indian Navy, Smritika, has a good collection of old records. Boats are available from Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair daily except Wednesday.

VIPER ISLAND HARBOUR CRUISE
Viper Island is very near to Port Blair and was the old Jail were Britishers used to harbour convicts. It has ruins of gallows atop a hillock. The Jail was abandoned when Cellular Jail was constructed in 1906. The Harbour cruise available daily from Phoenix Bay Jetty provides a panoramic view of severn points from the sea, Harbour, Chatham Island, etc. and includes a trip to Viper Island.

NEIL ISLAND (36 KMS FROM PORT BLAIR.)
The beautiful island with lush green forest and sandy beaches is connected by boat from Port Blair four days a week. It provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists. Hawabill Nest guest house of the Directorate of Tourism ins situated here.

HAVELOCK ISLAND (54 KMS FROM PORT BLAIR)
This island offers beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forest. Island camping at Radha Nagar beach is a real exposure to the unpolluted nature for an environment lover. Connected by boat from Port Blair six times a week. Dolphin Yatri Niwas Guest House of the Directorate of Tourism provides cosy accommodation. (Tel 82411, 82444), Private sector accommodation includes M.S. Guest House, Seaview Tourist Complex and Jungle Resort.

LONG ISLAND (82 KMS FROM PORT BLAIR)
Connected by boat thrice a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty, offers and excellent sandy beach at Lalaji Bay, unpolluted environment and evergreen forests.

RANGAT (170 KMS BY ROAD AND 90 KMS BY SEA)
Rangat provides a real attraction for an ecologically conscious tourist, who can enjoy the virgin nature and breathe unpolluted air, a rare commodity for the city dweller. Curbert Bay beach, 15 kms. Away is also a turtle nesting ground,
Accommodation: Hawksill Nest of the Directorate of Tourism, APWD Guest House, and Chander Mohan Lodge.


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