Andaman and nicobar due to its demography and geographical location doesn’t have large scale industry, though the presence of marine life has led to the establishment of few medium scale marine foods packging units like M/s Andaman Fisheries Ltd. a joint venture of Govt. exporting frozen fish and shrimps / prawns, which is worth visiting and another place for industrial visit can be 20 MW power plant by M/s Surya Chakra Power Corporation.Chatham island which has one of the biggest and oldest sawmills in Asia. or you can visit Kalpong hydro-electric project near Diglipur in North Andaman
Visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a unique and exhilarating experience. Spectacular scenery, white sandy beaches and swaying palms combine with monuments and museums, world-class diving, swimming and sun basking make this a truly out-of-the-world experience.
The Archipelago contains 362 volcanic islands scattered in the Bay of Bengal, with only 37 of these being inhabited. These lush green islands have colourful historical past, with strings of invasions by the French, Dutch, Japanese and British and wars between settlers and the native tribes. The Cellular Jail, where hundreds of Indian revolutionaries were imprisoned during the Indian freedom struggle, still stands tall.
Descendents of these political prisoners and the local tribes of the area are the inhabitants of modern day Andaman and Nicobar. The tropical rain forests that loom close to the seashore are home to unique species of birds, and to tribes that still haven’t learned to use fire.
Sights to See
Marina Park offers some of the best experience in amusement and thrills. The first of its kind in India, this amusement park offers attractions that include giant wheel, paratrooper, Dragon Coaster, Children’s Traffic Park, Andaman Water Sports Complex. If you want to enjoy one of the best water sports in the country, Marina Park is waiting for you.
In the heart of Port Blair it is an enticing park comprising Children’s Park, Amusement and Entertainment Park, Deer Park, Water sports, Japanese Temple, Nature Walk, Lake, Garden Restaurant. etc. Open daily from 5 am to 9 pm, water sports from 8 am to 8 pm, amusement park from 4 pm to 8 pm (Tel: 230898)
The museum is an ethnographic museum, small but informative, and it showcases the four Negrito tribes of the Andamans and two Mongoloid tribes of the Nicobars. The exhibits include products of their culture, photographic displays depicting the respective cultural backgrounds, models, artefacts and records of exploratory expeditions undertaken.
Once the seat of British power and capital of these islands, it stands now as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structure almost in debris. A small museum named “Smritika” houses photographs and other antiques of the British relevant to these islands.
Samudrika (Naval Marine Museum)
This marine museum houses varieties of corals and colourful fishes available in these islands. The museum is located just opposite to Andaman Teal House at Delanipur. Entrance Rs. 10, closed on Mondayc.
Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Islands
These two islands are situated in the M.G. Marine National Park and offer a breathtaking underwater view of coral and marine life. It is like a beautiful garden under the water. It is an ideal place for snorkelling, sea bathing. One has to reach Wandoor from the city by road (32 km) by bus or taxi and from Wandoor boats leave for these islands at 10 am daily subject to weather condition.
- Chatham Saw Mills
- Andaman Fisheries Lt
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Long Island (82 km): Connected by boat twice in a week from Port Blair, this island offers an enchanting sandy beach at Lalaji Bay. It has also a beautiful forest area and a timber industry, coconut plantation is worth seeing. Forest Guest House is available on request from Forest Department, Van Sadan, Haddo.
Mount Harriet (45 km)
Once the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during the British rule, it is an ideal place for trekking and picnic. Situated at 45 km away by road (only 15 km by ferry and road) Mount Harriet is the highest peak in South Andaman. One can witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset from the peak.
Diglipur (180 km by sea and 320 km by road):
Diglipur in North Andaman provides a rare experience of sea, sun and fun for eco-friendly tourists. The 732 metre Saddle Peak, highest in Andamans, is situated near here Also the only river in Andamans, Kalpong flows through here, where a hydro-electric power project is under construction. Diglipur is connected by boat and bus. Turtle Resort, a tourist lodge run by the IPT is available for tourists to stay. Diglipur is famous for production of vegetables.
Havelock Island (38 km):
This island provides an idyllic resort in the lap of beautiful virgin beaches and unpolluted environment. Havelock’s Radhanagar Beach (No. 7) is one of the very beautiful beaches of the islands. Dolphin Yatri Niwas and tented accommodations are provided to the tourists by the Andaman Tourism Department. Camping facility is available near Radhanagar Beach. Boats are available from Phoenix Bay Jetty daily at 6 am. Dolphin Yatri Niwas is required to be booked in advance from Port Blair at IP&T Office. Same day return trip is available on Sundays only. Boat tickets are to be bought one day before between 9 to 11 am from Phoenix Bay Jetty Booking counter.
Neil Island (32 km):
This is a beautiful island with green forests, sandy beaches and is connected by boat service four days in a week from Port Blair. It is an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists. A&N Tourism Department runs Hawabill Nest for the tourists to stay and is required to be booked in advance.
Mayabunder (240 km):
Mayabunder in Middle Andaman can be reached by bus from Port Blair provides an ideal holiday in an unpolluted environment and rare scenic beauty. Among the three beaches nearby, viz. Rampur, Pokhadera and Karmatang the last one is also a turtle nesting ground. Swiftlet Nest, a tourist lodge run by IP&T, provides accommodation to the tourists.
Rangat (90 km by sea and 170 km by road):
Rangat provides an ideal haven for eco-friendly tourists seeking sun, sea and fun. Cutbert Bay beach is nearby, which is a turtle nesting ground also. Amkunj beach of Rangat is an attraction to the tourists.Rangat is the second biggest town of these islands in Middle Andaman and can be reached by bus and boat from Port Blair by daily service. Hawksbill Nest, tourist lodge at Cutbert Bay beach provides accommodation to the tourists.
Little Andaman Island (120 km by sea):
This island has a water fall, beautiful beach and plantation of coconut palm. Plenty of vegetables are produced here. Tribes like Onges live in these islands; the Nicobarese part is inhabited by settlers from erstwhile East Pakistan and other places. It takes 8 hours by boat from Port Blair to Little Andaman (Hut Bay). Accommodation: APWD guest house is available on request.
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Port Blair is:
- 1255 km from Kolkata
- 1190 km from Chennai
- 1200 km from Vishakhapatnam.
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