Carbyn’s Cove Beach
Corbyn’s Cove is one of the most busiest beaches in the Andaman Islands. It is open luxurious beach which is ideal for sun basking and almost 6 km away from Port Blair town. The coastal road here is a scenic journey and beach is encircled by lush green coconut palms. Facilities like water sports, hotel, restaurant, bar, changing room etc are available near the beach. The drive to the beach is a stunning visual treat and historical remains intact with like Japanese bunkers can be seen on the way. Partial of the Marina Park viewed on the pristine blue sea lining along the entire route.Port Blair is not only for the beach, but if you need a break from town, Corbyn’s Cove has a small curve of sand backed by palms
North Bay Beach
Munda Pahar Beach, Chidiya Tapu
Besides all, the pristine beach with white sandy and rocks clearly visible to a 300 meter from the sea starts which makes the whole scence so glamorous and gorgious for the swiming and enjoying. In one word – must go places for a day refreshment .Trees uprooted are intact and seen which occured during Tsunami in 2004 are still present near the beach. There is no restaurant or food stall available inside the park; however, small hotels are present at the entrance. While traveling to this place sea will be to your left side. On your way you would pass through the Kalapathar, a trail of black rocks and beach. Stop here to take some pictures and proceed to Chidia Tapu.
The Chidiya Tapu Biological Park (Bird Island Biological Park) came into existence in 2001 with the aim to conserve and study endemic and endangered species of animals found in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Since then the park has been a centre for biodiversity and conservation where one can catch a glimpse of the rich fauna of the islands.Green and dense jungle like environment cleverly recreates the natural habitat of the animals here. Sprawled over 40 hectares, the park is covered with a variety of plant, right from the majestic Mahuas to the exquisite Padauks. While walking through this jungle, one would be able to catch a glimpse of a variety of birds flying around freely. Other than birds you could spot wild pigs as well as barking deer and spotted deer
Wandoor is a famous beach in Port Blair situated in a small village near the southern tip of South Andaman which is almost 25 KM from the city . It has some beaches and a couple of accommodation options and is a nice place to relax, but it is more known as the gateway to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and attracts hundreds of tourists everyday during the tourist season. It is very near to Mahatama Gandhi National Marine Park which is a museum of its own kind.Water is clean and the beach is quite for swimming. The beach is also famous for corals and the glass boats that take you to Jolly Buoy and Red Skin island let you see the corals from the magnifying glass bottom of the boats. With clean blue water contrasting beautifully against the dried trees, this beach is also equipped with neatly constructed benches and changing rooms for your convenience. The trees, uprooted during the 2006 Tsunami, make for scenic pictures.
Jolly Buoy and Red Skin island is another place where Tourish can prefer from Wandoor beach, Port Blair.Boats to Jolly Buoy start at 9 am in the morning and come back by 3 pm. So, if you are planning to take a ride to Jolly Buoy, please be prepared to reach Wandoor before 9 am. There are no boats after 9 am. All the boats leave Wandoor by 9 am in the morning.
The Collinpur Beach is meant for those who seek for a narrow escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world; they also seem to provide a space of solace and peace.This Beach provides numerous interesting activities that any beach over would dream for. It is perfect place for sun bathing, swimming and even photography can fulfil your dream. Really it so serene and calm that it is an ideal one for meditation as well. Residing in the lap of nature, the Collinpur Beach is such a beach that provides you with the most wanted thing in the world-peace. Hence, a visit to the beach is a must.The beach thus perfect for spending a relaxing time and at both ends of this small beach, there are Japanese World War 2 bunkers.
Red Skin Island
One work for this beach is small, beautiful and unique to adventure the beauty.
Ross Island was also the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair.In 1941, the Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. It now lies deserted, and the few signs of its colonial glory, such as the Chief Commissioner’s house and the Presbyterian church, are dilapidated and overgrown. Ross Island was the headquarters of the Indian Penal Settlement for nearly 80 years. It had everything — bazaar, bakery, stores, workshop, water distillation plant, church, tennis court, printing press, secretariat, hospital, cemetery, open air theater and what have you. Today, everything has disappeared except some buildings, which housed some of these landmarks. The construction of these during british revolution was taken care by our freedom fighter which includes the entire construction of infrastructure on the island . After many of them were moved to Viper Island, the remaining freedom fighters were given the responsibility of maintenance of the island.
After the Dr. James Pattison Walker arrived in Port Blair aboard the East India Company’s steam frigate ‘Senuramis’ on 10 March 1858, this island was in bristisher rule till 1942. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japanese. However, the allies reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it. During British occupation, this island was the seat of power of the British.
Now if we look today then it must say that it is a beautiful and mind blowing Island to visit during a trip. It is a lovely place to spend few hours and learn about the historical importance.The place can boast of the ruins of a British Church, Mansion, Market, canteen etc.There is also a small museum that has pictures taken and drawn in those times with tennis court can be seen. The back of the side for Ross Island gives a lovely view of the open sea. You can sit for hours reveling in the cool breeze and the amazing sea view. Most important and lovely part of that Island is the number of Peacocks, Deer and Ducks you can spot at the Island and there is almost more than 500 deers walking and can be seen right on your way.
Samudrika Naval Marine Museum
Asia’s biggest and oldest saw mill, Chatham Saw Mill, is situated at Chatham Island and is a popular tourist destination. The mill dates back to 1883 and was set up by the British.The mill cuts huge, lofty logs of woods into usable wooden sticks. As soon as you land in Chatham, it is all wood around. Large piles of woods can be seen being loaded, unloaded, sorted, cut and moulded.Chatham mill was of utmost importance in the pre-independence era as it catered to the needs of the west. During the second world war, it became a prey to the heavy bombarding done by the Japanese and was badly destroyed as one bomb hit it directly at the chatham Island in early March 1942, and till date the signs of the attack can be seen, evident with the ever-present bomb pits in the grounds of the mills. The Japanese then occupied this island and it remained under their rule till 1945. Post second world war, the island revived its glory and the mill started functioning again in 1946. he mill is still functional even to this day. This is a good pit-stop for those who’re interested in learning a little about the history and economy of the Andamans. It’s a relatively off-beat experience, but worth your while—you’ll get to see weathered machinery still trudging along. The legacy of Chatham began in the year 1789, when Lt. Archibald Blair landed here with the aim to establish a Naval Base. He started the survey from Chatham Island for establishing the British footholds in the Islands. Thus, Port Blair became the starting point of various activities to develop the Islands as a safe place to deport hard-core convicts and to develop the Harbour base. The 100 mtrs long Chatham Bridge connects Port Blair with Chatham Island. This historic bridge was initially constructed out of timber. Later, it was renovated to a modern bridge with concrete structures, which exists today. Chatham Island was widely recognised in the West during the colonial period, as it catered to the wood requirements in major cities like New York and London among others. Bridge which connects this little island to the capital Port Blair which today is a concrete bridge. The island is now a famous tourist attraction and rightly so, for it bears the ravages of some very important times indeed. All the major timber trees of the Islands are used as raw material in the Mill. The entire production of sawn timber in the Mill is sold under the coverage of an Administered Price Mechanism and is consumed locally for furniture making, construction purposes.
Another amazing thing about this park is the greenery lush surrounded view right on one end of the costal where beautiful Ross Island is clearly visible.There is an aquarium inbuilt in the park way which elustrates highly on marine animal includes table corals, sea turtles, sharks, crabs and starfishes. It is located nearby is maintained by the Fisheries Department is a small museum-cum-aquarium which showcases the marine life found in the islands. The park has skeleton of a huge sperm whale, popular for being the largest toothed whale to have been found across the whole world. The park has Children’s Traffic
signal park which is an impressive concept where the park is designed to replicate a real busy junction with traffic signals and roads. Small tricycles, baby motors and practice bicycles are available on hire for children to drive around in.
The population of these islands includes the inhabitants of pre-colonial period as well as the successive immigrants of the pre and post independence years. Attracting thousands of visitors every month for the history highlight.
Thea general elevation of the tract varies from sea level to 459 meters. Its natural charm and beauty attracts a lot of visitors. The natural flora and fauna could not be matched. The greenery everywhere provides you immense feel that you are in a deep forest. One can have a glimpse of different kinds of birds from this point. From the top of the peak, one can get a magnificent view of the Port Blair city, the Ross Island and the Havelock Island.At Mount Harriet, there is a Forest Guest House where tourists can take rest and refresh themselves.One can visit Madhuban from Mount Harriet by trekking through the jungle approximately covering 16 Kms. Exotic endemic birds, butterflies are interesting sights of this wilderness trek.
cells. The term Kala Pani, derived from Sanskrit words ‘Kal’ which means Time or Death and ‘Pani’ which means Water).was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. India’s struggle for independence saw imminent freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar being incarcerated in this jail. The jail is now open to public viewing as a National Memorial, and its museum gives one a glimpse of years of India’s struggle for freedom. After Independence in 1947, many of the erstwhile Political Prisoners visited the islands and the purpose was to make this fabulous Jail as a National Memorial without making any substantial charge. The Memorial was dedicated to the nation by the then Prime Minister of India on 11th February 1979. Today the entrance block of the National Memorial houses, Freedom Fighters Photo and Exhibition Gallery in the Ground Floor.
In Baratang Island you can see Mud Volcano, mangrove and tropical forests, Limestone Caves, Parrot Island. Baratang is famous for its natural wonders; from impressive limestone caves and dense mangrove cowered creeks. There are tidal swamp forests and small but fascinating mud volcanoes. It is the first gateway up north from the capital city, located between Middle and South Andaman. People willing to see Limestone caves and Mud volcano have to cross through this island. The journey is through thick, dense forest area. The forest area journey is about 50Kms and the journey is by road. This place is considered as Jarawa tribe reserve. Though the destination places are few (Limistone caves and mud volcano), the experience of forest and sea journey is memorable. Tourists can also plan to visit Parrot Island which is mind blowing but they have to stay at Baratang to see Parrots flying from one island to another during sunset time.