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  • Port Blair
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • India
  • State


  • District

    South Andaman

  • Languages

    Hindi, English

  • Accessibility

    By Road, By Air, By Sea

  • Currency


  • Weather

    Summer 22 to 33°C, winter 21 to 25°C

  • Time Zone

    IST (UTC+5.30)

  • Area

    16.64 km²

  • Population


  • Best Time to Visit

    Oct - Mar

  • Capital’s Calling Code

    +91 3192

  • Language

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

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Port Blair Overview

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%.

Climate & Geography

Besides being the largest town in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair is also the municipal council and capital of the union territory, Andaman & Nicobar. It slumps on the South Andaman Island’s coast and is also the prime entrance to the islands.

Port Blair witnesses a tropical monsoon climate throughout the year, and only little changes in precipitation and average temperature are experienced by the natives during the year. The city receives considerable amount of rain all year round except in the months of January, February & March.


People find no difficulty in travelling from one place to another in Port Blair. Harbour ferries, auto-rickshaws, local buses, scooters & motorcycles, private hire cars, boats etc. are some of the options available in the city.

Taxi : You can hire taxis in Port Blair. They might well maintained be an old cars. But they could serve a better travel experience. Fares would depend on behalf of the distance, still an average trip around the city costs about Rs 500 - 600.

Auto-rickshaws : Auto-rickshaws would easily be available in the city. But they could not serve you a comfortable journey within Port Blair

Ferry Service : Passenger ferries will remain the sole option if you travel to other Island from Port Blair. It's a less expensive way to travel than seaplane services. Tickets could cost you from Rs 650-1000 depending on the category you want to travel in.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Port Blair Trip?
    5-7 days.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Port Blair?
    Veer Savarkar International Airport is the nearest airport.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Port Blair?
    Flights and ships.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Port Blair?
    Subhash Mela, Island Tourism Festival, and Swaraj Dweep Festival.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Port Blair?
    Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Corbyn's Cove Beach, Chidiya Tapu, and Anthropological Museum.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Port Blair?
    Seafood dishes like fish curry, crab masala, and prawn coconut curry. Some popular restaurants are Annapurna, Lighthouse Restaurant, and Icy Spicy.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Port Blair?
    Hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Port Blair?
    Yes, buses are available for public transportation.
  • What are the transportation options available in Port Blair?
    Taxis, auto-rickshaws, buses, and rental cars.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Port Blair?
    Bengali and Hindi.
  • What is the best time to visit Port Blair?
    October to May.
  • What activities can be done in Port Blair?
    Snorkeling, scuba diving, visiting historical sites, exploring beaches, and enjoying water sports like jet skiing and banana boat rides.
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