Andaman Travel Information
Andaman Water Sport Complex
First of its kind in India has all possible aqua sports facilities including safe water sports and adventure sports with sea water swimming pool. Safe water sports are paddle boats row boats, glass-bottom boats, aqua glide, kayaks, water cycle. Also houses a memorial for the Battle of Aberdeen fought between the Britishers and Andamanese Aboriginals in 1850.
Anthropological Museum at port Blair was started in 1975-76, the museum is an ethnographic museum. It illustrates the four NegritoTribes of the Andamans, Viz., the Jarwas., Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges and tow Mongoloid tribes of the Nicobar Viz., the Nicobarese and the Shompens.
The Chatham Saw Mill, one of the oldest and largest mills in Asia, built on a tiny island, is connected to Port Blair by a bridge. It is a store house of timber like Padauk, Gurjan, Marble, satin Wood etc. The island has the second largest wharf of these islands, where island mainland ships can berth.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Wandoor and Coral Island
29 km from Port Blair. This Park is made up of open sea, creeks and fifteen small and large islands. Snorkeling equipment is available. Conducted tours are available from Andaman Teal House, Port Blair. Boats are available from Wandoor for the coral islands of Jolly Buoy and Red Skin.
Mount Harriet is situated in 15 km by ferry from Port Blair. The summer Headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during British. It is 365 meters high, the second highest peak in the Andamans. One can trek up to Madhuban through a nature trail and can find rare flora and fauna, endemic birds, animals and butterflies.
Once the seat of British power and capital of these Islands, it stands now as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structures in debris. A small museum named ‘Smritika’ holds photographs and other antiques of the Britishers relevant to these islands. Ross Island is open for the tourists to visit during day time as the boat services are available from the Phoenix Bay Jetty and also Speed boats are available at 8.30 am to 10.30 am & 12.30 pm.
Science Centre is situated 3 km from Port Blair town, has an Andaman and Nicobar Islands Gallery with interactive exhibits depicting genesis of the Islands, volcanic activities, and science of oceans, fun science gallery, modern technology gallery, Taramandal (Portable planetarium), open air Science Park and an in house butterfly corner, which give a refreshing encounter with science. Open all days (10 am to 5.30 pm) except Wednesday and public holidays.
Sippighat Farm is situated 14 km from Port Blair, Sprawling over an area of 80 acres is a Government farm. Research and Development programmes for cultivation of spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut and pepper are conducted. Research and Demonstration Farm of the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) is also nearby.