Port Blair A Complete Travel Guide

Port Blair A Complete Travel Guide

Port Blair is the capital of Andaman Nicobar Island . This destination is the entry gate to these famous Islands. Port Blair’s Veer Savarkar International Airport makes your entry to the enchanted land of the Nicobar Islands. You can get Kolkata to Port Blair flight, Delhi to Port Blair flight or some other destinations from India. This city is well linked with the ferries. You can take a ferry to famed Neil and Hawlock Island. The Capital is connected to North Andaman by Road.

Best Time to Visit Port Blair  

Those who are planning to visit the Island of Andman Nicobar must keep the thing in mind to avoid the summer- May & June. The best time to visit this place is between October to March. Best season to visit the Island is between October to December as during the New Year it remains very busy. If you get there between june and September you will have monsoon time over here.

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How to reach Port Blair?

You can reach this place by 2 ways – by Air & by Sea. The comfortable and less time consuming  to reach Port Blair is by Air. Almost from all major destinations of India you can get a flight to the Veer Savarkar International Airport. You can book a flight from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad to Andaman and reach there easily in a couple of hours. The journey by ship is a little tire some and takes more time. If you want to take it as an adventure you can prefer going to this wonder land by Sea.

Kolkata to Port Blair Flight





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How to Get around in Port Blair?

You can freak out from the hotel or the airport and can find taxi drivers with car waiting for you. You can find them at the jetty also. You better barging with their deals before boarding. You also have the option to hire for the day use. It normally cost 700 INR per day. Otherwise you take a tuk tuk for short area journey. Even the city has the facility of public transportation system of buses. However as a tourist you have the best option of hiring taxi.

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How to reach other Island from port Blair?

As a vacationer you are there in this city and you desire to travel to other Islands, you can check with the following options –

  1. Government ferries – The government run ferries link Port Blair to the other renowned island spots such as Neil, Hawlock, little Andaman etc.
  2. Private ferries – These ferries link Port Blair, Baratnagar Neil and Hawlock Islands. These are very comfortable and take normally one to one and half-hours’ time to reach.
  3. By Road – The parts of North Andaman like Baratnagar, Rangat, Diglipur are connected with road. They are connected with National highway and taxies operate on it.


Sector Departure Arrival
Port Blair – Havelock (PB – HL) 08:00 hrs 09:30 hrs
Havelock – Neil Island (HL – NL) 10:15 hrs 11:30 hrs
Neil Island – Port Blair (NL – PB) 11:45 hrs 13:15 hrs
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Port Blair – Havelock (PB – HL) 13:30 hrs 15:00 hrs
Havelock – Port Blair (HL – PB) 16:15 hrs 18:00 hrs


Things to do in Port Blair

This city has much to offer to the vacationers. It has plethora of options such as water sports, visit to the museums.

Corbyn’s Cove

This famed beach of Andaman Island is located just 8 kms away from the city. This is full of lush greenery and is an ideal place to soothe your body and soul. You can indulge in plenty of water activities on the beach. You can sit in the service environment and can have a sip of tea or coffee in the famous cafes on the Corbyn’s cove. The fresh air will caress you.

Cellular Jail – This famous place has deep roots with Indian freedom struggle. Top Indian freedom fighters such as Veer Savarkar, Batukeshwar Dutt spent years of exile in this attraction. Which is held 5:15 P.M to 6:20 P.m and 7:25 Pm to 8:30 P.m.

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Samudrika Naval Marine Museum     

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If you are passionate about the marine life do not forget to include Samudrika Naval museum in your Andaman tour plan. Visiting this place you are greeted by the skeletal Blue whole and this makes you proper to inspect the aquatic life. You also get to see the Aquarium having fish of various size and colours.

Enjoy Dinner at Cruize

If you dream of involving in some nightlife in Andaman you can book a luxury dinner cruise. The venue is at TSG Bella Bay which depends in the evening from junglighat jetty. You can enjoy family dinner with the accompaniment of music and melodrama. Here you enjoy the local dinner with live music.

Street Shopping in Andaman    


Shopping is an integral part of any vacation. Like other tourist places you can find street shops on the road side. These small shanties are brimming with the handicrafts and souvenirs made of wood, seashell.

Water sports 

For the adventure lovers Parasailing is a nice option which you can enjoy in over here in the water sports complex. This is arranged from 11 Am to 4 P.m you can also enjoy the glass bottom boat ride activity. This is arranged by Andaman Dolphin.


Sector Departure Arrival
Port Blair – Havelock (PB – HL) 06:20 hrs All Days
Port Blair – Neil Island (PB – NL) 06:20 hrs All Days
Port Blair – Havelock (PB – HL) 11:00 hrs Via Neil Island
Port Blair – Neil Island (PB – NL) 13:00 hrs All Days
Port Blair – Havelock (PB – HL) 14:00 hrs All Days
Havelock – Port Blair (HL – PB) 08:45 hrs All Days
Havelock – Neil Island (HL – NL) 10:00 hrs All Days
Havelock – Neil Island (HL – NL) 14:45 hrs Sun, Tue & Wed
Havelock – Port Blair (HL – PB) 16:30 hrs All Days
Neil Island – Havelock (NL – HL) 13:15 hrs All Days
Neil Island – Port Blair (NL – PB) 16:15 hrs All Days
Neil Island – Port Blair (NL – PB) 09:00 hrs All Days
Neil Island – Port Blair (NL – PB) 15:00 hrs All Days


Top Hotels & Resorts in Port Blair

As a nature lover if you are planning for Andaman & Nicobar Packages, you find a vast choice of hotels and resorts in Island city. These resorts range from budget to luxury categories and cater to the needs of honeymooners and couples. The adventure junkies can find enough opportunities of water sports on the sea side resorts.

The Oceanus Resort

If you pine for a cosy resort with spectacular views, book Oceanus Resort for Andaman Nicobar Island. This resort is set amidst the ideal location and gives you plethora of picture options qazing at the forest or capturing the sunrise. The hotel has it’s in-house eateries.

Hornbill Nest Resort

This is a government run resort located in the surroundings of hills of Andaman. This beach resort overlooks corbyn’s Cove.  Most of the rooms of the resorts have projecting balconies with oceanic view.   

Peerless Sarovar Portico

Peerless Sarovar Portico is a favourite haunt for these who dream of Andaman wonders. This is located close to the Corbyn’s Cove. The coconut plants and the lush greenery allures the tourists to spend few nights in the lop of nature. This hotel has large inventory of rooms and a fabled dinning, gym and other amenities. You can savour both Chinese and continental dishes during your stay.

Sinclair’s Bay View

Book a night in Sinclair’s Bay view and sooth your body and soul together. Have the best experience of the ocean waves standing on the terrace. In this beach resort you have plenty of opportunities of water sports and scenic beauty.Sinclairs Bayview Port Blair Best Rates on Port Blair Hotel Deals, Reviews & Photos

Symphony Samudra Beachside Jungle Resort & Spa

This property is 5 star resort in Andaman having a night club, drive centre and a private beach. It has yoga and wellness centre. You can spend holidays in the exotic location of Andaman. This resort has an infinity pool and provides great views of ocean and sunset.

Fortune Resort Bay Island

This resort id located close to the natural rain forest island. This is located not very far from the airport and canters to your need of luxury stay in Andaman. The resort is very opulent architecture as well as in the amenities.

Hotel Sentinel

This is very popular with the holidaymakers. The spacious rooms fine dining and other amenities allure the tourists. The scenic location of the hotel gives the unforgettable experience.     

Dr Atul Kumar Singh Parmar

Dr Atul is a graduate of R.B.S College Agra after the graduation did his Masters in Arts (English) Later pursued Bachelor of Education and Doctorate in English fro Agra University Agra. He has been been engaged in the tourism trade since 1995 , Worked as Govt Of India approved tour escort till 2011, He is promoter of S.A.M Tours and Travels. He is an avid traveler and travel writer with expertise in tours and travels, history, literature, architecture, social and political.

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