Port Blair is connected to mainland India through flight and ship. Daily flights operate from Chennai, Kolkata & Bhubaneswar to Port Blair's Veer Savarkar Airport. Charter flights operate from Bangalore about once a week during tourist seasons (based on demand). There is also a regular Jetlite flight from New Delhi via Kolkata during tourist seasons. Further, Jet Airways operate to Hyderabad via Chennai.
Shipping services are available from the Indian cities of Chennai, Kolkata or Vishakapatnam to Port Blair. There is a sailing generally twice or thrice a month from Chennai/Kolkata/Vizag to Port Blair.
This fishermen's village should be on any excursion itinerary from Port Blair. It is made special by its beaches and mangroves. It is just 30 kms from Port Blair.
Coral Island / North Bay Island
The beach around the island is very famous for under water corals. It is ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Coral island with white sand beaches and surrounded by the pristine beauty of Nature.
The sea has gifted this island with all the splendor to attract any sea loving human. The Coral reefs are gorgeously decorated by nature to stun the visitor.
The home of the Onges in Dugong Creek, this island with its pristine beauty, is certainly not a place to be missed during a trip to the Andamans. However, this island also requires one to have a permit from the Department of Forests.
Jolly Buoy Island
Another important destination to be visited from Port Blair is the Jolly Buoy Island. This island attracts visitors because of its unique Marine National Park. It also has options for snorkeling, sea bathing and basking in the sun.
It is a wonderful natural park which is well worth a visit. Not very far off from here is Madhuban, a wonderful place cradled in the lap of nature. Here, one can see elephants being trained to carry logs.
Located not more than 40 kms from Port Blair, this island is primarily populated with Bengalis. It has some wonderful beaches where one can go snorkeling. Interestingly enough, the beaches are numbered and have their own specialties. Beach No. 1 offers you relaxing hammocks while all the beaches maintain their common feature of being picture perfect.
One among many excursion points from Port Blair is the Ross Island. Spread over an area of 200 acres, this island houses old British bungalows from the colonial rule. The ruins of bungalows, churches, ballrooms, bakeries, clubs and dungeons attract tourists here. The island is now inhabited by herds of deer and majestic peacocks.
Andaman Water Sports Complex
Andaman Water Sports Complex is a renowned sports complex in India and is a unique sports complex offering many adventurous water sports activities. It is located close to the Cellular Jail in the north-west Port Blair. This sports complex offers all kinds of water sports facilities for comfortable, safe and enjoyable experiences. Sail boats, para sailing, water scooters, rowing boats, kayaks, paddle boats, and water skiing facilities are available in plenty here in this complex. Boating up to Ross Islands from this complex is an exciting experience.
This island is of great historical importance, having been used by the British to harbour convicts. In fact, the first jail was constructed on this island, which later was shifted after the Cellular Jail was constructed. A wonderful picnic spot, the island contains dungeons, a natural amphitheatre and ruins of gallows which are reminders of a grim past.
Around 29 kms from Port Blair, the Wandoor is a group of 15 stunningly beautiful islands. This is also a part of the 280 sq. km Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. It is full of coral reefs and has a wonderful beach. But one has to careful and not be too adventurous, as the underwater current is very strong.