Place of Importance
Mahatma Gandhi Marine national ParkMahatma Gandhi Park Marin National Park is a national park of India in Wandoor on the Andaman Island. It is situated at 29 Kms from Port Blair. The Park is made up of 15 Island like Alexandra, Red Skin, Boat, Hobday, Tarmugli, Grub, Chester, Snob, Bell, Pluto, Malay, Jolly Boys, Riflemen, Twins and parts of Rutland island make up this park. It is rich in Flora and fauna and with facilities like amusement parks, scuba diving, snorkelling and water sports, water ride, restaurants and gardens it bring life time experience to the tourists.
Chatham Saw MillIt is Asia’s biggest and oldest saw mill, Chatham Saw mill is situated at Chatham Island and is a popular tourist destination. The mill was set up by British in the year 1883. It is now owned Bt government of India. Inside is the forest museum, which displays locally grown woods, including padauk, and has displays on the history of timber milling on the island. The Mill is loaded with timber of different sizes which it supplies to private owners and government agencies at reasonable prices.
SamudrikaThe Samudrika is located on the opposite side of Andaman Teal House in Delanipur. The Samudrika at Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a treasure house of items that provide important information to the tourists about the geography and history of the Andaman Islands. The museum gives a glance of the social and tribal life in the region. There are five sections that have been created over the years which include geographical information, archaeology, people information, history of Andaman Islands and marine life. There are also the rarest of corals, shells and fish that are found in the water and beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Anthropological MuseumAnthropological Museum is a very good museum located in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman. It is managed, supervised and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is a relatively small museum but it is a quite a good one showcasing a great collection of weapons and tools used by the native tribes of Andaman. The museum also holds some wonderful photos of the various tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There is also very well stocked and well maintained library in the museum which is a great source of facts and knowledge about the Andaman Islands.
Forest MuseumThe museum is situated at Haddo and is handled by the forest department of Andaman and Nicobar Island. The museum has artefacts made out of timber including Peauma, Oak, Gurjan,Marble, Padauk and Satin wood.
Sagarika – Cottage EmporiumIt is located at the city port blair. It is cottage industry and emporium and also serve as a shopping destination for the visitors. The normal package of the Andaman and Nicobar island covers this place as well where visitors and can visit here for their shopping. It exhibits a spectrum of artifacts made of mother of pearl, sea shells and local wood products, miniatures of Nicobari canoes, palm mats for floors, tables, furniture etc. However pearls and gems are not sold here as it is against government clearance.
Chidiya TapuIt is situated at southernmost tip of the Andaman island. Its a perfect place for nature lovers. And as the name suggest it a ideal place for bird watcher. The main attractions here include Biological Park, Chidiya Tapu Beach and the Sylvan Sands & Munda Pahar beaches. Forest guesthouse, set on the top of the hillock also provides an amazing view of the whole village. Besides, boat trips facilities are also available from Chidiya Tapu to Cinque Island.
Mini ZooMini Zoo, as the name suggests, is a small zoo situated at Haddo in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Zoo is more popular mainly due to its Crocodile breeding program. The breeded crocodiles can be spotted in the wild waters surrounded by dense green forests. It has about 200 species of birds and animals. Andaman pigs and Nicobar pigeon are the two rare species of animals which can be spotted. The zoo is open for all day except for Monday.
Mount HarrietMount Harriet is situated at 55 km by road and 15 km by ferry from Port Blair. It is the highest peak (365 m high) in South Andaman. Its natural charm and beauty attracts lots of visitors. From the top of the peak, one can get a magnificent view of the Port Blair city, the Ross Island and the Havelock Island.