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About Port Blair

Port Blair is a town located in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and is also known for being the headquarters of Andaman and Nicobar Command. Port Blair is home to many museums, and naval base called INS Jarawa of the Indian Navy. Many travellers flock to the town to visit the Cellular Jail and various small islands, which have been earlier part of the British colonialism agenda. If one goes through the history of Port Blair, it can be found that this town of Andaman & Nicobar Islands has also been the headquarters of Azad Hind government operating under the leadership of Subhas Chandra Bose.

The town also survived the Tsunami and 2014 Indian Ocean earthquake, and was also the base for relief efforts during the disaster. Some of the attractions of the town are Chidiya Tapu, Aberdeen Bazar, Chatham Island, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex etc. Port Blair has an average literacy rate of 89.76%. Male literacy rate contributes to 92.79% and female literacy rate contributes to 86.34%.


State :

Andaman

District :

South Andaman

Languages :

Hindi, English

Accessibility :

By Road, By Air, By Sea

Currency :

INR

Weather :

Summer 22 to 33°C, winter 21 to 25°C

Time Zone :

IST (UTC+5.30)

Area :

16.64 km²

Population :

100,608

Best Time to Visit :

Oct - Mar

Capital’s Calling Code :

+91 3192

Language :

Nicobarese, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Bengali.

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