Portblair is the capital of the 350 odd islands of Andaman and Nicobar which is located at about 1,200 km from Kolkata and Chennai. With tremendous beaches and fascinating marine life, you will be able to enjoy water sports, bird watching of fishing. It is one of the most fascinating and enthralling tourist destinations in the country.
The Captain Archibald Blair of the Bombay Marine (the East India Company’s Navy) was established a penal colony on this site, naming it Port Cornwallis in 1789. In the year of 1858, the first European settlements on the islands near the site of the old penal colony named Port Blair in honour of Captain Blair.
The temperature weather in the islands is quite moderate ranging between 20 to 30ºC. The period between December and early April is the best time to visit this place to view endless attractions. For those who love to visit at wonderful beaches, the picture perfect marine life and the islands or the many water sport activities, Port Blair has always been a favourite destination for many.
The anthropological museums are some of the must visit sites here where one can see the ancient period antique items. Besides, you can visit at the Corbyns Cove, the nearest beach to Port Blair. There are some more exciting options to visit: The Jolly Buoy Island, Havelock Island, Cinque Island, Viper Island and Neil Island.