Port Blair is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Located on the eastern bank of the Southern Andaman Island it serves as the entry point for the tourists visiting the Andamans. Though it resembles any other small Indian city, what makes it distinct are the tropical forest and rugged coastline that surround it. It is inhabited by a vibrant mix of Bengalis, Tamils, Telugus, Nicobarese and Burmese each of which adds a uniquely different flavour to the place.
Beaches in Port Blair that are some of the most serene and beautiful beaches in the world. It includes various beach activities like parasailing, banana boat ride, as well as underwater and water activities like scuba diving, sea walking etc. The Aberdeen Bazaar, right in the heart of the town, has the most eclectic collection of goods which makes it a go-to place for souvenir shopping. There are plenty of restaurants and hotels in and around Port Blair. For bird enthusiasts, Chidiya Tapu is a must go place, that is home for many varieties of birds, some of which are quite rare. Also, Gandhi Park located at the centre of Port Blair provides a peaceful ambience for those who need a break from the hustle-bustle of city living. Of course, it goes without saying that if you are in Port Blair, you need to visit the mighty Barren Island that mounts the only active volcano in South Asia. The city offers not just water-based activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, sea-cruises but also glimpses of the history and culture of the region. It is popular for the infamous Cellular Jail National Memorial, also known as Kala Pani was used by the British to imprison political prisoners.
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