Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, that comprises of 350
odd islands. Out of these huge number of islands only few of them are Inhabited.
These are islands are yet to be touched by the amenities of the modern life, these
islands are truly provides a perfect tropical paradise. The history of this island
is not a very happy one as this was used as a torture cell for the Indians who were
caught by the Britisher's while trying to fight against the British raj in India.
The prisoners brought to this place were sent here never to be seen again by there
families. Earlier feared and dreaded by the people this tropical haven was named
'kala pani' or the place of black waters.
These islands are a true paradise for ecologists and ornithologists with more than
242 species of birds, 46 species of mammals and 78 species of reptiles, some of
them almost extinct still walk these islands. Port Blair supports a population of
around 300,000 that are mostly dependent on the tourists for their lively hood.
Port Blair also supports a lot of museums that are part of the town. The best museum
is the city is the navy museum that is about various coral reefs and shells that
are found around this city. Also zoological park and the mini zoo in the area offering
various wildlife species are quiet popular with locals and tourists.
HOTEL IN PORTBLAIR
Peerless Beach Resort Portblair
Peerless is the only beach resort in Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar - INDIA)
at 8 kms from Airport.
It provides with air-conditioned rooms and cottages.
The resort also provides for activities like beach volley ball, cricket or lawn
tennis on the resort grounds. Angling, snorkeling can be arranged on prior request.
Ross Island (20 minutes Boat cruise and visit to a deserted island)
Viper Island (40 minutes board ride and visit to a deserted island)
Central Jail ("Kalapani") (Visit National Heritage Monument. Central Jail.
Evening visit Light and
Sound show (45 minutes Duration) - 5 kms
Facilities Includes :
Restaurant and Bars.
24 hrs coffee shop.
Free Gym facility
Hotel Sinclairs Bay View Port Blair
Hotel Sinclairs Bay View is located at Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands,
India) overlooking the bay and suited for corporate reservations.
It has rooms with private balcony, Satellite TV channels, attached baths hot/cold
water, telephones and room service.
Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman Islands, consisting of more than 572
islands and islets is spread over 8,249 sq kms of the Indian Ocean. It's that rare
phenomenon :an unspoilt beach resort, whose principal attractions are the clear
sapphire waters of the sea, the golden shores, the breathtaking coral formations,
the flora and fauna, the endlessly fascinating marine life and the native people.
Island camps are just the right choice for the nature-lovers, who wish to enjoy
sun sea and the pristine beauty of nature by spending quiet holidays right on the
beach. Tents are available on hire at Radhanagar beach in Havelock Island and also
at other islands/places at moderate rates from October to May, depending on weather.
Andaman waters offer a fascinating world of under water marine life, varieties of
colorful fishes, rare coral reefs in the world, mysterious remains of sunken ships
etc. All these can be explored through Scuba Diving.
One can enjoy the under-water marine life and view the rarest varieties of corals
by snorkeling near the Andaman Water Sports Complex, Corbyn's Cove Tourism Complex,
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Havelock and other islands on all days from
dawn to dusk depending on weather.
One can go trekking through the nature trail from Mt. Harriet to Madhuban and enjoy
the rare forest life, flora and fauna. There are other trekking routes also.
Trekking equipment and tents are available on hire from Andaman Teal House.
Safe Water Sports
Paddle boats, rowboats, glass-bottom boats, aqua glide, kayaks, and water scooter
Silver Sand Beach Resort Havelock Island
The Silversand Beach Resort, an eco-friendly luxury resort nestled on of the last
unexplored islands beach at Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Sea side luxury eco-friendly huts with luxury and oversized balconies complement
large, graceful suites and offer space for quiet daydreaming, fine dining, family
play, and soaking in the sounds and sights of our island's turquoise heaven.
About 38 Kms. from Port Blair, this island provides idyllic resort in the lap of
virgin beach and unpolluted environment. Sandy beaches of these islands are famous
for turtle nesting. Important species of turtles include: Leather Back Turtle, Green
Sea Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle and Olive Ridley Turtle. Water Monitor Lizard, Salt
Water Crocodiles, Reticulate Python etc. are also seen here.
Andaman Islands, gives a clean environment, greenery & unpolluted fresh air
attract all nature lovers, beach divers and scuba divers. Andaman Islands are visited
as a standalone destination for regular Tourists, Scuba Divers.
There is no adventure more exciting than diving. Whether you are novice, or whether
you were been scuba diving for so many years, there is always something new, fascinating
or challenging about venturing into the underwater world. Your mind may be mesmerized
by clouds of colourfull fish, your curiosity raised by the mysterious remains of
sunken ships or your creativity awakened by the art of underwater diving photography.
Your diving interests may range from a casual pastime pursued on vacation, to a
constant passion, or even a career. Diving offers something new for everyone.
Many of the islands are surrounded by fringing reefs, often several hundred meters
wide and separated from the shore by a lagoon of similar width. There are also more
steeply undulating hills of raven volcanic lava, which makes for some unusual diving.
There are plenty of steeply sloping and shallow reefs suitable for snorkeling .Large
pelagics are plentiful in these waters, as are a variety of sharks. Large schools
of hammerhead often patrol the waters away from the reefs and Grey, Whitetip, Nurse
and leopard sharks are found closer inshore. Silvertip and Ocean Whitetips also
sometimes appear out of the deep blue beyond. Enormous manta Rays are also often
Havelock Island has a range of largely unexplored dive sites rich in underwater
The Dive Center- “Scuba World” in Havelock Island (PADI) is located
on Beach No. 5 at Silversand Beach Resort
Barefoot Havelock Resort Andman
Barefoot Havelock Resort (formerly Jungle Resort) is a complete eco-friendly resort
located right next to the beautiful Beach No. 7 (Radhanagar Beach) - the most beautiful
& popular beach in Havelock Island (Andaman and Nicobar Island). (TIME Magazine
acclaimed as the best beach in Asia in Nov 2004).
Barefoot at Havelock, the Andaman Islands’ only eco-hideaway set in rainforest
and tropical fruit trees behind a pristine 2 km white-sand stretch of the quirkily
named Beach No. 7 at Havelock Island.
It offers 18 cottages for accommodation with facilities like attached bath with
24 hrs H/C running water etc.
Accommodation in Barefoot Resort Havelock : 18 beautifully designed
cottages that are hidden among 7 acres of grounds, their hardwood walls and conical
thatch roofs blending into the tropical foliage. You get basic comforts (modern
plumbing, air-con or ceiling fans). The barefoot philosophy means a minimal footprint,
so only indigenous materials are used, rainwater is harvested, most staff are local.
The Facilities at the Barefoot Resort Havelock Resort Includes :
Multi Cuisine Restaurant & Bar
Kayak through mangrove creeks,
Snorkel or Dive the reefs,
Camp on a deserted island; stay
You're very cut off from the rest of the world: no television, newspapers, internet
or (sometimes) telephone - bliss for some! Barefoot at Havelock is perfect if you
are looking for an unpretentious hideaway in one of the world’s last undeveloped
Some things to prepare for before you arrive at Barefoot Resort :
Nocturnal forest sounds can be irritating, if you are a light sleeper and staying
in a Nicobari Cottage
On occasion, the air-conditioning in the Andaman Villas can be erratic due to voltage
fluctuations, but any disruption will be commensurately compensated.
Due to Tropical Climate, Activities cannot be pre-booked and are typically planned
only one day in advance.
Expect the occasional shower even in the dry season; conversely, you could have
glorious sunshine during the wet season.
Andaman Islands, gives a clean environment, greenery & unpolluted
fresh air attract all nature lovers, beach divers and scuba divers. Andaman Islands
are visited as a standalone destination for regular Tourists, Scuba Divers.