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Honeymoon in Port Blair

Port Blair is the capital city and the largest town in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is also one of the most coveted honeymoon destinations across the world. Located on the eastern coast of the Andaman Islands, it acts as the main gateway to the Union Territory and is currently a major base for both the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. Conflicting emotions pertaining to region or religion take a backseat here, as the inhabitants welcome each tourist with open arms and a fond heart.

The city is rich in history as it is here that a lot of freedom fighters were sent by the British during the ongoing fight for independence in India. It was during the British rule that the Chatham Island, later renamed as Port Blair, was established. It was used as a detention centre and later turned into a prison now known as the Cellular Jail. Interestingly, Port Blair also served as a temporary headquarters, led Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for the Azad Hind Fauj, before the independence.

Port Blair and the other isles of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, are mostly based on the rich culture and legacy, laid down by the tribal populations, who inhabited the area. As the main gateway to Andaman and Nicobar islands, Port Blair has grown through major infrastructural and community development. Banks, tourist offices, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, transport facilities make the city more convenient for the tourists and are otherwise unavailable in the other isles.

How to reach:

This capital city is easily accessible by air and water. Once you reach Chennai, Calcutta or Vishakhapatnam just board a ship and set sail to the island. Or else you can directly land at the Veer Savarkar airport in Port Blair. Travelling in and around Port Blair is easy because of the auto rickshaws, motorcycles and scooters, boats, rented cars and public buses.

Best time to visit:

Port Blair enjoys a moderate and tropical monsoon climate. Its temperature ranges between 20°C to 32°C and is salubrious and warm in the summers and cool and sunny in the winters. However, the best time to visit port Blair is between December and early-April.

The to-do list:

Port Blair is one of the island cities in the Andaman with a lot to explore and experience. So, while you are in the town, make a list of all the things that you could possibly do and the places you could possibly visit with your partner.

a) Sightseeing: Cellular jail (National Memorial), Wandoor, Ross Island, Corbyns cove, Havelock islands, Gandhi park, Neil islands, Mini zoo & forest museum, Harriet & Madhuban, T. Samudrika Naval Maritime Museum, Chiriya Tapu, Japanese Bunkers, the Central Agricultural Research Institute, the Chatam Saw Mill, Cinque Island, etc.

b) Activities: Boat tours, Snorkeling, Kayaks, Aqua-cycle, Aqua-glide, Bumper boats, Water-skiing, Water scooters, etc.

c) Shopping: Aberdeen Bazaar, marine, forest, and anthropological museum, government emporium like the Samudrika and the Sagarika are ideal for collecting souvenirs from Port Blair.

The amazing blend of culture and races in the city gives it a very unique character. Lush green forests, crystal clear water, mangrove-lined creeks, enchanting corals... almost everything have a magical and romantic feel to it. If you seek tranquility and want to build some wonderful moments of togetherness, then Port Blair couldn’t be more ideal.

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Last updated : January 11, 2016

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