Surrounded by lush greenery and pristine beaches, Port Blair, once a place used as a prison to a popular summer retreat, has come a long way. It’s a fascinating place to visit and its history makes for some great sightseeing expeditions.
Visit the Cellular Jail or Kala Pani, a testament to the worse periods of the colonial era. Freedom fighters were sent to languish here as political prisoners. From India’s fight for freedom to the gruesome World Wars, you can still see the Japanese army bunkers which were built when they attempted a siege on Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These are sights to visit and to reflect on the colonial past and the violence during the wars.
From the gruesome jails to glorious beaches, Port Blair has its fair share of fun and too. With blue waters, sandy beaches and a chilled vibe, the beaches at Port Blair are the perfect places to relax and unwind.
The city has something for the culture and history lovers too, the many museums here offer great insights into not just the history of the islands, but also on marine life, nature, and archaeology.
One of the most important aspect of an island city is its food and Port Blair isn’t lacking in this part. It has some excellent restaurants which offer great seafood along with a variety of other cuisines. For shopping, there are many places which sell handicrafts, accessories made out of shells, coconut shell lamps, and electronics.
Port Blair is a great place to visit for a summer escape. If offer everything a holiday destination should. Gorgeous beaches, great sights, and amazing food. What more can you ask for?