Where to Stay
The capital has several hotel resorts, which provide accommodation for tourists.There are a number of government guest houses, two tourist homes, and a circuit house. Besides, there are a number of resorts, cottages, and hotels run by private sector- and, the expenditure will definitely not burn a hole in any pocket.
Metered taxis are available and regular ferry services connect Port Blair to other inhabited islands. Port Blair offers a variety of delicious sea food, besides Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Burmese cuisine.
Some of the best hotels are as under :
Fortune Resort Bay Island-(Welcomgroup)
-Marine Hill, Port Blair
Peerless Resort-Corbyn's Cove Beach,
Port Blair (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hotel Sentinel-Phoenix Bay,Port Blair(email@example.com)
Sinclairs Bay View-South Point,Port Blair
(firstname.lastname@example.org OR sinclairshotels.com )
TSG Emerald View-Phoenix Bay, Port Blair
Megapode Nest- Haddo,Port Blair Hornbill Nest Resort-Corbyn's Cove Road,
Wild Orchid Resort -Beach No. 5 (Vijaynagar Beach),Havelock Island
Jungle Resort Beach No. 7 (Radhanagar Beach),Havelock Island
Palm Grove Eco- Resort,(With Tree Top Huts) , www.palm-groove.com
Hi! VTers! Need help re visit to Port Blair this NYear. Any suggestion or tips welcome. Perhaps, I didn't search VT thoroughly but found the postings scanty. Any *must read* book or brochure or pamphlet? Thank u all, in advance!
Re: Port Blair
The Land of Naked people: encounters with a stone age islanders is about the jarawa of Andaman islands and written by Madhusree Mukherjee. It is an interesting read, occasionally reflecting the prejudices of the colonial settlers from mainland India to these islands. Easy to get this book in India
Re: Port Blair
Try searching Andaman as a destination to - there are some people who have a lot of information about the area, including Port Blair. I found a few resources on arrival, and there were a few India travel guides (i.e., Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, etc) with some pages on Port Blair. I also remember seeing a short guide available in Chennai, perhaps 30 pages and a map - I don't remember the name, but it was part of a huge series on specific cities and areas. So information does exist. Good luck with it...
Re: Port Blair
Just A basic guide -
ISLAND - Port Blair,Long Island , Neil Island , Cinque Island , Diglipur , Ross Island , Chatham, Little Andaman , Havelock , Rangat, Baratang , Mayabandar, Barren Island .
LOCAL EXCURSION - Mahatama Gandhi Marine National Park , Little Andaman Waterfalls , Mount Harriat, Mini Zoo, Madhuban, Sippighat Farm , Jolly Buoy Cinque Island , Redskin Island .
PLACES OF INTEREST - Cellular Jail , Andaman Water Sports Complex , Children's Traffic Park , Gandhi Park, Corbyn's Cove , The Chatham Saw Mill , Viper Island, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries Musuem , Naval Marine Musuem , Cottage Industries Emporium .
BEACHES - Corbyn's Cove , Radhanagar Beach , Karmatang Beach , Harminder Bay Beach, Ramnagar Beach , Vijay Nagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Chidiya Tapu, Wandoor Beach