Top Places in Port Blair for Holiday 2023

Top places in Port Blair for holidays

Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar islands and is considered as an enchanting tourist destination off the mainland in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent. It is a beautiful collection of various mind blowing tourist attractions. To name a few, the land is full of clean beaches, ruins of the colonial period, history of Indian independence, warmth of the locals, delicious delicacies, and many more. There is so much to do and see in this small island itself, that you will regret not visiting it and making awe-inspiring memories. In the following article, let us look at some of the most popular tourist spots in Port Blair.

Top places to visit in Port Blair

Cellular Jail

If you want to witness the pain from the pre-independence time of India, you must visit the cellular jail and the jail museum. The cellular jail is built in contrast to solitary cells that were used to punish and sentence the political prisoners. The place showcases the struggle faced by our freedom fighters to make our country free. To make things more appealing, there is a peepal tree present on the land which is used to narrate the atrocities committed by the colonizers on the innocent at that time. This is done and represented in the form of a light and sound show. So, when in Port Blair make sure to attend this light show and enlighten yourself with the value of our India’s freedom.

Chidiya Tapu

Situated just 25km away from the land of Port Blair, Bird island or Chidiya tapu is a famous tourist spot in Port Blair. Here you can witness over 40 varieties of bird species, and enjoy the sunset listening to their chirpings. The best time to enjoy the sunset at this island is around 4:00 in the evening. But the best time to visit this island for bird watching is in morning hours as at that time birds remain very active. Besides just bird watching, people also visit this island to enjoy serenity and spend quality time with their friends and family.

Mount Harriet

Situated at a distance of 15 kms from Port Blair, Mount Harriet is the highest point in South Andaman. When on its top, you can witness the beauty of the island from height. People also visit this place to enjoy adventurous sports like trekking. The most famous trek trail here is the Madhuban trek. Besides, there is Mount Harriet National Park which is home to around 400 species of plants and 90 species of mammals and birds. So, visiting this place won’t only make you enjoy height but also the natural beauty of various flora and fauna.

Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

When in Port Blair it won’t be worthy to miss participating in various water sporting activities possible there. To make this water sporting popular and public, Port Blair has a specially designed water sporting complex named after our ex-prime minister, Mr Rajiv Gandhi. In this complex, every year a number of tourists visit to enjoy a number of water sporting activities. To name some you can enjoy paragliding, speed boat riding, rowing, paddle boating, and many more. Besides, swimming is a common activity which you can engage yourself in. But to promote engagement in water sporting activities, this complex has been built. So, when in Port Blair, you must visit this complex and enjoy it a lot.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

It is situated on the famous Wandoor beach in Port Blair and is a protected area built for protecting marine life in the region. Here you can witness a great variety of marine life and enjoy a number of water sporting activities. To name some you can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, and the most popular glass bottom boating. People from very far and near come to this National Park to suffice both their eyes and heart. So, what are you waiting for? If you are visiting Port Blair for your vacations, don’t forget to visit this place at least once. It will give you lifetime experience.


Surrounded by water doesn’t make Port Blair just limited to an island city, but it is much more than just an island. The city is so well developed and maintained by the locals that with time it has developed into a tourist attraction. There are various things to do when you are on vacation to Port Blair. The land holds a lot from the time of India’s pre-independence period that your visit to the land will enlighten you to that as well.  We have mentioned above the best tourist destinations and spots present in Port Blair that you should not miss on any condition. These places will make your vacations delightful as well as adventurous. So, what are you waiting for? If you want to spend your next vacation off the Indian mainland, then Port Blair is the best choice to make. To get help in planning your trip, you can also contact Nitsa Holidays through their official website. They will make sure to make your vacation worthy, smooth, and memorable.

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