Port Blair Sightseeing
|Cellular Jail||Close to the Water Sports Complex|
|Little Andaman Island||Situated about 120 kilometers to the south of Port Blair|
|Long Island||Reposed in the lap of the Andaman Sea towards the western side of the Middle Andaman|
|Corbyn's Cove||About 4 kilometers to the east of the Port Blair Airport and approximately 7 kilometers to the south of the Port Blair Town|
|Havelock Island||Positioned towards the east of the Great Andaman Island|
|Neil Island||Located approximately 40 kilometers to the north-east of the Port Blair City|
|Ross Island||Close to the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex of Port Blair|
|Viper Island||Situated towards the northwest of the Port Blair City and approachable just in 20 minutes from the Phoenix Bay Jetty|
|Barren Island||Positioned in the lap of the Andaman Sea approximately 135 kilometers to the northeast of Port Blair|
|Chidiya Tapu||Placed 25 kilometers to the south of Port Blair|
|Collinpur||Stationed at the approximate distance of 36 kilometers from Port Blair in the neighborhood of Tirur|
|Madhuban||Located in the north-eastern section of the South Andaman Island about 75 kilometers away from Port Blair by road|
|Chatam Saw Mill||Located at Chattam (Chitham Island) positioned to the north of Port Blair|
|Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (Wandoor)||Located at Wandoor approximately 29 kilometers to the west of Port Blair|
|Mini Zoo||Situated within the premises of the Forest Museum of Port Blair located at Haddo off the Delanipur-Chattam Road|
|Anthropological Museum||Placed in the proximity with the Phoenix Bay along the M G Road close to the Directorate of Tourism|
|Samudrika Museum||Located at Delanipur merely 7 kilometers to the north of Port Blair|
|Zsi Museum||Found in the close proximity to the Andaman Teal House|
|Mount Harriet||Found in the southern part of the Andaman Island approximately 55 kilometers away from Port Blair|
|Andaman Water Sports Complex||Located close to the Port Blair Cellular Jail|
The Cellular Jail of Port Blair, notoriously reckoned as the ‘Kalapani’ is the erstwhile colonial prison of Andaman & Nicobar which was built by the British East India Co. to confine the political prisoners who were caught during the Independence Struggle of India. Constructed between 1896 and 1906 at the cost of 517,352 INR, this elephantine complex originally comprising of seven wings interconnected through a central tower has been a witness to the indescribable physical torture and excruciating mental torment the Indian Freedom Fighters had to go through. Designed in the prolonged cellular architectural style, this demonic mansion was built out of the bricks imported all the way from Burma. The seven protracted wings branch out from the middle tower studded with a large bell from where the guards used to keep vigilance over the inmates. Each of the seven wings was built in three stories. There were no common dorms and the edifice accommodated 693 cells in total, each of them measuring 13.5 X 7.5 feet in its size. The cells were so designed that they would never face each other and thus all the prisoners were put in solitary confinement. Some of the legendary freedom fighters who served their terms at the Cellular Jail of Port Blair are; Veer Savarkar, Batukeshwar Dutt, Babarao Savarkar, Yogendra Shukla, Maulana Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi, Bhai Parmanand, Sohan Singh, etc. Over the years, 4 out of the 7 wings were demolished. However, several former prisoners and Indian political leaders protested and eventually the remaining 3 wings were declared a National Memorial in the year 1969. Presently, the Cellular Jail houses the Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital within its premises. On 10th March 2006, the centenary of the Cellular Jail was celebrated when a number of revered Freedom Fighters of India who were imprisoned here were honored by the Government of India.
Little Andaman Island
The Little Andaman Island commonly referred to as the counterpart of the Great Andaman Island is an angelic isle laden with infinite natural pulchritude that is situated about 120 kilometers to the south of Port Blair. Covering an all-embracing geographical area of 734 square kilometers, the Little Andaman Island; the 4th largest atoll of the Andaman Archipelago is disconnected from the Rutland Island of the Great Andaman Island group by the Duncan Passage. The Hut Bay Wharf Jetty located along the eastern coastline of the Little Andaman Island at the Kwate-tu-Kwage Village serves as the entry point to this Arcadia incarnated. Daily boat services are operated from Port Blair to the Hut Bay Wharf jetty and a voyage from Port Blair to the Hut Bay Wharf takes about six hours of time. This low lying island shrouded under the all-encompassing umbrella of the evergreen rainforest and abounding with a number of uncommon species of marine turtle is predominantly inhabited by the Onge Tribes who describe the Little Andaman Island as ‘Egu Belong’ in their colloquial tongue. Embroidered with silvery sandy beaches like the Butler Bay & the Netaji Nagar Beach and swarming with enticing water cascades such as White Surf Waterfall and Whisper Wave Waterfall, the Little Andaman Island is particularly cherished amongst the tourists for the surfing, boating, scuba diving, coral viewing, sun basking, elephant safari, elephant lumbering, elephant calves training, and other exciting beach activities & water sports it offers. Tourists can also rent the huts installed right at the seaside beside the proliferating coconut plantations and enjoy their leisure holidays in the lap of ‘Dame Nature’. The Little Andaman Island is also distinguished for the haciendas of Red Oil Palm maintained by the ANIFPDCL.
The Long Island, reposed in the lap of the Andaman Sea towards the western side of the Middle Andaman is a small untouched islet of the Andaman Archipelago that brimming with pristine natural splendor offers you a dream vacation in the magical cradle of ‘Allmutter Natur’. Occupied by just one tiny village and merely one government rest house, most the Long Island concealed under the dense woodsy cloak yet remains uncharted and unexplored. Even the law enforcement officers do not possess an authentic map of this atoll. Accessible from Port Blair by boats or motorized catamarans (Dongis), the chimerical Long Island due to the less incoming traffic and meager tourism development still retains its delightful village atmosphere. Particularly admired by the nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and peace seekers, the Long Island is an ideal destination for exploring the secret recesses of the mysterious woodlands and unwinding at the celestial seashores seeping the ethereal beauty. The vacationers can escape to the nearby desolate islands for a day trip or enjoy snorkeling, surfing and other thrilling water sports here. An expedition to the Lalaji Bay and Marg Bay through the thick timberlands also enchants the nature lovers. The bewitching stretches of velvety beaches fringed with flourishing coconut plantations and evergreen rainforests yield the perfect milieu for camping; however, camping on the public lands without prior permission is illegal in the Andamans. The fleets of dolphins spotted from the beaches of the Long Island utterly astonish the beholders. There are no motorized vehicles available here therefore walking is the only way of commuting. October to April is the best period of the year for visiting this slice of paradise descended upon the earth.
Corbyn’s Cove to be found about 4 kilometers to the east of the Port Blair Airport and approximately 7 kilometers to the south of the Port Blair Town is a dandy sandy curvature set up against the vivid backdrop of the exuberant coconut & palm groves and flanked by the fathomless waters of the Andaman Sea. Being the closest beach from the Port Blair Township, the Corbyn’s Cove happens to be one of the most frequented tourist attractions of the Andamans. Bedecked with elongated sweeps of creamy white sand and garlanded with the lanky series of swaying palm trees, this charismatic shoreline offers the most fitting framework for an idyllic leisure holiday. The tourists can spend hours basking in the juvenile rays of the sun or take gentle strolls along the shores holding hands of the loved ones. The breathtaking tableau painted in the azure firmament at the time of sunset leaves the spectators totally spell bounded. Moreover, Corbyn’s Cove is exceedingly popular amongst the picnickers for the water sports such as scuba diving, boating, swimming, sea bathing, etc. enjoyed here. An additional attraction of the Corbyn’s Cove comprises of the pill boxes and bunkers seen here which date back to the period when the Andaman & Nicobar Islands were invaded by the Japanese forces during the World War II. The Corbyn’s Cove Tourism Complex situated here offers primary amenities to the visitors. A major portion of the Corbyn’s Cove Beach was washed away in the Tsunami of 2004. The currents in the sea at the Corbyn’s Cove are considerably strong hence tourists are warned against being careless if planning to indulge in swimming or sea bathing here. The Corbyn’s Cove is cram packed with vacationers and picnickers on weekends and during the holidays.
The Havelock Island, the largest islet of the Andaman & Nicobar Archipelago and one of the most frequented atolls of the vicinity is a sequential chain of smaller isles that is positioned towards the east of the Great Andaman Island. Christened in the fond memory of a British General named Henry Havelock, the Havelock Island measuring about 113.93 square kilometers in its total geographical area is situated at the approximate distance of 57 kilometers to the northeast of Port Blair. Presently occupied by the Bengali homesteaders immigrated here years ago, the Havelock Island is privileged to be one of the few locales developed and promoted by the Administration of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India as an eco tourism hub. The Radha Nagar Beach (Beach No 7) of the Havelock Island sited on the western coast of the archipelago and extremely treasured amongst the tourists and sightseers is one of the most admired beaches of Havelock which was even deemed ‘the Best Beach of Asia’ by Time in the year 2004. Apart from the Radha Nagar Beach, the Elephant Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach, etc are other popular beaches of the Havelock Island which are greatly sought after by the tourists for the scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking, barefoot eco tours, and other leisurely activities. Tourists can reach the Havelock Island from Port Blair using the daily operated ferry.
The Neil Island of the Andaman & Nicobar Archipelago christened after a notorious British soldier named ‘James George Smith Neill’ is a tiny islet that is located approximately 40 kilometers to the north-east of the Port Blair City. Occupying the total area of 18.9 square kilometers and measuring just 5 kilometers in its total length at its widest point, the Neil Island happens to be the southernmost inhabited island of the Ritchie’s Archipelago. Falling under the administration of the ‘Neil Kendra Panchayat’ of South Andaman District, the Neil Island encompasses 5 villages namely Sitapur, Bharatpur, Neil Kendra, Lakshmanpur and Ram Nagar within its periphery. The jetty established at Bharatpur serves as the only entry–exit point of the Neil Island. The villagers of the Neil Island undertake agriculture as their primary occupation and they supply vegetables to other islands of the Andamans. As the Neil Island is quite small, one can easily walk down the whole island on foot just in 2 hours. The tourists can even rent bicycles or motorbikes for wandering around the island or they can also use the auto rickshaws available here. Though bantam in its stature as compared to the neighboring Havelock Island, the Neil Island is lately growing popular amongst the vacationers due to its less commercialized beaches and its calm and peaceful composure as compared to other Andaman Islands. Tourists can collect lots of shells at the Beach No. 8 and also pay a visit to a Natural Bridge and a small Natural Cave here. One can either repose at the serene Sitapur Beach watching the beguiling vistas of the rising sun or revel in snorkeling and swimming at the Neil Island.
The Ross Island accessible by the ferryboat operated from the Jetty close to the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex of Port Blair is the historical island that functioned as the erstwhile command center of maximum of the Andaman Islands between 1858 and 1941 AD until a disastrous earthquake struck the province. The Ross Island also served as the headquarters of the British Administrator of the Port Blair Penal Colony. During the World War II when the Andaman Nicobar Islands came under the dominion of the Japanese Armies, they converted the Ross Island into a POW camp in the year 1941. They also constructed several war installations and Japanese bunkers here, the vestiges of which can be seen even today. Other remnants of the British Era found at the Ross Island include the Chief Commissioner’s house, the Presbyterian Church, tram lines built by the British, and so on. The Ross Island Memorial Documentary screened at the Bakery is an extremely informative and worth watching broadcast that proffers us with well oriented facts related to the history of the Ross Island. Crowded with hordes of deer, the Ross Island apart from its immense historical magnitude is well adored amongst the nature lovers for its captivating scenic beauty. Presently commanded by the Indian Navy, the Ross Island can be reached by the ferryboat that costs about 75 INR per seat. Ferries start from the Water Sports Complex Jetty at 8.30 am, 10.30 am, 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm. An odyssey to Ross Island from here takes just 15 minutes.
The Viper Island situated towards the northwest of the Port Blair City and approachable just in 20 minutes from the Phoenix Bay Jetty using the harbor cruises operated from here is a heritage site where the former penal jail of the British East India Co. was established. Prior to the construction of the Cellular Jail of Port Blair, the convicts and the political prisoners captured during the First War of Independence of India were confined here. The Viper Island derives its title from the name of a sea vessel; ‘Viper’ in which Lt. Archibald Blair reached the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the year 1789. The Penal Colony and the Viper Prison were constructed between 1864 and 1867 AD. The Viper Jail consisted of solitary cells, stocks, lock-ups, whipping stands, etc. The members of the ‘Chain Gang’, numerous female prisoners, the Maharaja of Jagannath Puri; Brij Kishore Singh Deo and many other inmates were put to the ruthless labor at the Viper Jail. Today, the relics of the double storied Viper Jail receives multitude of tourists all through the year. Other than its historical importance what beckons thousands of sightseers to the Viper Island is the unparalleled panoramic bloom the island possesses.
The Barren Island positioned in the lap of the Andaman Sea approximately 135 kilometers to the northeast of Port Blair is a unique islet of the Andaman Nicobar Archipelago that harbors the only validated active volcano of the entire Southern Asia Continent. The first testified eruption of this volcano was recorded in the year 1787 AD. Subsequently, the volcano reported more than ten eruptions, the latest being the one that started in September 2010 and prolonged till January 2011. Day trips are arranged from Port Blair to the Barren Island and no extra permit is necessary for visiting this geological wonder. However, it is to be noted that it is not possible to set foot on the island so tourists can only look at it from the boat.
The Chidiya Tapu placed 25 kilometers to the south of Port Blair and easily accessible by road from here is a modest rural community of the Andaman Nicobar Archipelago that is nestled at the southernmost peninsula of the South Andaman Island. Laden with luxuriant mangroves and enveloped under a verdurous forest cover, the Chidiya Tapu explicitly suggested by its laurel is particularly appreciated amongst the nature lovers, bird watchers and photographers for its abounding population of multicolored birds. Also reckoned as the ‘Bird Island’, the Chidiya Tapu shelters around 46 species of avifauna; some of them being, hanging parrot, emerald dove, white-bellied sea eagles, drongos, scarlet minivet, grey-fronted pigeons, imperial green pigeons, long-tailed parakeets, red-breasted parakeet, etc. Apart from its kaleidoscopic populace of graceful feathered creatures, the Chidiya Tapu of Andamans is also extolled for its spell binding scenic glamour augmented by its dense foliage, enticing beaches, varicolored corals, vivid butterflies and to top them all, the breathtaking montage of colors painted in the vermilion horizon at the time of dusk. The water of the Andaman Sea near the Chidiya Tapu is brimming with colorful coral reefs which make this place fitting for snorkeling and scuba diving. Some of the must visit sightseeing spots of the Chidiya Tapu include; the Munda Pahar Beaches, the Chidiya Tapu Beach, the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park and the Sylvan Sands. The Chidiya Tapu Beach is also teeming with varieties of sea shells which promote the Shell Crafts Industry thriving here. Tourists make it a point to buy various shell craft items such as show pieces, chandeliers, decorative boxes, table lamps, bangles, necklaces, ashtrays, etc. Here the visitors can also observe the elephants at work that are trained at the Burmah Wala.
Collinpur, stationed at the approximate distance of 36 kilometers from Port Blair in the neighborhood of Tirur and easily reachable from the territorial capital through roadways is a dandy little coastal village of the Andamans that is greatly sought after by the lovers of nature for a placid retreat in the unruffled natural milieu. The astonishing beaches of Collinpur laden with far-reaching stretches of soft silky sand and skirted with thick vegetation provide an ideal place for swimming as the waters of the sea here are significantly shallow and serene. Moreover, tourists can also indulge in sun bathing here or enjoy a leisurely walk along the creamy sun kissed shoreline. The intriguing vistas of sunset perceived from the Collinpur Beach are sure to leave you thoroughly galvanized. Collinpur; the ballpark of celestial beauty is indeed one of the most classic day trip destinations in the vicinity of Port Blair.
Madhuban, located in the north-eastern section of the South Andaman Island about 75 kilometers away from Port Blair by road and just 20 kilometers away if reached by boat is an exotic wooded area of the Andaman Archipelago that is uniquely flanked by a marvelous coastline on one side and verdant green hills on the other. Abounding with assorted varieties of birds such as parakeets, kingfisher, white bellied sea eagle, tern, reef heron, local teal, whistling teal, swift, wader, dove, and innumerable others and also garnished with its extraordinary population of multihued butterflies, Madhuban a paradigm of Andaman & Nicobar’s biodiversity is truly the Eden disembarked on our planet. Apart from the elegant birds and dainty butterflies enhancing the allure of the ambience, Madhuban is also famed amongst the adventure aficionados for the mesmerizing trekking trails it offers. Traversing through the inner recesses of the jungle and relishing the ostentatious banquet laid by the cosmos is undoubtedly a memorable experience reaped by the vacationers at Madhuban. Thousands of hikers and trekkers flock to Madhuban all round the year and treat their muscles with a delightful exercise in an utterly romantic ambient. The trekking route from the Mount Harriet to Madhuban is one of the most trodden courses of the trekkers. What is more, the visitors can also observe the trained elephants at the lumbering work here.
Chatam Saw Mill
Chatam or Chattam Saw Mill established in the year 1836 during the Colonial Rule in India and honored to be the oldest and the largest saw mill of the entire Asia Continent is one of the most frequented tourist destinations of Andaman that holds tremendous archival magnitude in the pages of Indian History. Set up under the patronage of the British rulers for providing the furnished wood to Port Blair, other islands of the Andaman Archipelago and even the British civilians residing in India, the Chattam Saw Mill originally recorded its annual log intake capacity to be 20000 cum. Various pieces of timber wood retrieved from gurjan, padauk, marble and satin wood trees are cut and wrought at the Chattam Saw Mill and stockpiled at the big store house here. This celebrated Saw Mill presently owned by the Forest Department is still in working condition and provides fine ornamental woods to the Andaman Islands which are used for making furniture and wooden handicraft items. The Chattam Saw Mill located at Chattam (Chitham Island) positioned to the north of Port Blair is easily reachable from the STS Bus Terminal of Port Blair just in 15 minutes by bus. The Chitham Island is connected to the Andaman Island through a small bridge. The Chatam Jetty of Chitham Island serves as the entry point to the ships arriving from Calcutta or Chennai.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (Wandoor)
The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park of the Andamans located at Wandoor approximately 29 kilometers to the west of Port Blair is a protected nature preserve that was established in the year 1983 with an aim of conserving the marine life such as nesting sea turtles and the colorful coral reefs subsisting in this region. Covering an all encompassing area of 281.5 square kilometers, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park encloses 15 islands and the open sea creeks running around them within its periphery. The 15 islands of this maritime asylum are; Alexandra, Bell, Boat, Chester, Grub, Hobday, Jolly Boys, Malay, Pluto, Red Skin, Riflemen, a part of Rutland, Snob, Tarmugli and Twins, the Tarmugli Island being the largest amongst them. A noteworthy fact about this Marine National Park is that the breeds, variety and formations of vegetation found in these fifteen islands differ from one another in various aspects. Most of the coral reefs sustaining in this reserve happen to be from the category of the Fringing Reef. The Tarmugli Island bordered by elongated sandy beaches is canopied under thick mangroves & uprooted trees and abounds in sheet rocks. The Twins Island provides a suited breeding ground for the sea turtles. The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park also promotes ecotourism as the Red Skin & Jolly Boys islands flourishing with splendid coral reefs and plentiful marine life offer glass bottom boat rides, scuba diving and snorkeling during certain seasons.
The Mini Zoo of Andaman situated within the premises of the Forest Museum of Port Blair located at Haddo off the Delanipur-Chattam Road is a small animal repository where some of the rarest species of fauna and avifauna can be sighted dwelling peacefully in their natural habitat. The Mini Zoo of Andaman apart from sheltering over 200 species of birds and animals inside its secluded environs is celebrated far and wide for some of the most endangered animalia including Nicobar Pigeon, Andaman Gecko and Andaman Pig lodged here. The most remarkable credit of the Mini Zoo for which this wildlife park is predominantly acclaimed is its crocodile farm where crocodiles are bred and are eventually released into the coastal mangrove quagmires. Some of the peculiar timber species found in the Mini Zoo of Andaman are rosewood, padauk, marble wood, etc. The Mini Zoo can be visited from 8:00 am to 12 noon and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The Anthropological Museum of Port Blair placed in the proximity with the Phoenix Bay along the M G Road close to the Directorate of Tourism is a treasure repository where numerous paraphernalia and artifacts related to the aboriginal tribes of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, their lifestyle and culture are preserved and showcased. Established in the year 1975 and presently maintained by the Anthropological Survey of India (ASI), this Anthropological Museum happens to be one of the most frequented tourist attractions of the Port Blair City. Some of the most outstanding exhibits of this ethological menagerie include the tools and weapons used by the indigenous tribes, photographs of the existing as well as extinct ethnic groups of these atolls, collectables illustrating the history of the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, models made up of clay those demonstrate the tribal houses, utensils, equipments, ornaments, clothes and other apparatus used by the indigenes of these islands. The museum also holds a library where innumerable books written by various authors and researchers on the Andaman & Nicobar Union Territory are housed. The Anthropological Museum of Port Blair also organizes documentaries and short film screenings those delineate the history, culture, social customs and lifestyle of different tribes of the Andaman & Nicobar Union Territory. The Anthropological Museum can be visited from 9:00 am to 12 noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm all days of week but Thursdays and Public Holidays. Adults are charged 10 INR while children are charged 3 INR as the entry fee here.
The Samudrika Museum of Andaman located at Delanipur merely 7 kilometers to the north of Port Blair is a government museum maintained by the Indian Navy that mainly aims at creating awareness amongst the general public about the aquatic life and the natural resources subsisting in and around the Andaman Islands and the Andaman Sea. Not only that, the Samudrika Museum also endeavors at proffering an insight into the social & cultural lifestyle of the ethnic groups residing in the Andaman Nicobar Archipelagos. The entire museum is categorized into five sections viz. geography, archaeology, anthropology, history and marine life. Numerous minuscule models of the different Andaman & Nicobar Islands, pictures illustrating their daily life and civilization, many other unknown particulars related to the native tribes, the ecosystem and the maritime life are displayed in the respective sections. Uncommon corals, sea shells, fish and other aquatic animals, marine plants, and so on found in the waters of the Andaman Sea are contained in large water tanks holding natural sea water and displayed at the Samudrika Museum. This natatorial treasury can be visited all days of week but Monday from 9:00 am to 12 noon and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The Zsi Museum of Port Blair to be found in the close proximity to the Andaman Teal House is a zoological menagerie where a variety of animals, insects, sponges, corals, centipedes, butterflies, marine life and other rare & extinct species found in the Andaman & Nicobar Archipelago can be glimpsed. Zsi is the abbreviated form of the ‘Zoological Survey of India’. The Zsi Museum also operates a research library where the researchers and the enthusiasts from the fields of aquatic life, avifauna, forest insect, etc can endow themselves with utterly interesting and vital information.
Mount Harriet to be found in the southern part of the Andaman Island approximately 55 kilometers away from Port Blair by road and just 15 kilometers away by ferryboat is the highest geographical point of the entire Andaman Island that measures about 365 meters in its total height. A jungle trail from Madhuban leads you to the Mount Harriet and hiking through this natural trail allows you to sight some of the exceptional endemic birds, animals and butterflies of the Andaman & Nicobar Archipelagos. From the top of the Mount Harriet captivating panoramas of the downtown Port Blair, Ross Island, Havelock Island and other neighboring islands and the far reaching Indian Ocean can be perceived. Mount Harriet used to serve as the summer retreat of the chief commissioner of Andaman during the British Raj. A beautiful guest house is located atop the Mount Harriet; however, prior permission is needed for staying overnight at this jungle abode. A Mount Harriet Park covering the total area of 46.62 square kilometers has been established around the Mount Harriet which is believed to be deriving its appellation from the name of Robert Christopher Tytler’s wife. Robert Christopher Tytler was a British soldier, photographer and naturalist. The Mount Harriet Park is primarily applauded for its population of Andaman wild pigs, turtles, saltwater crocodiles, robber crab, etc.
Andaman Water Sports Complex
The Andaman Water Sports Complex also reckoned by its moniker the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex and located close to the Port Blair Cellular Jail is a unique recreational hub of Andaman where tourists can indulge in different water sports and adventure activities such as sail boating, paddle boating, rowing, parasailing, water skiing, water scooters, kayaking, etc. Moreover, the ferryboats to the Ross Island are also available from here. Other attractions of the Andaman Water Sports Complex include the War Monument erected in the memory of the historical Battle of Aberdeen, the artificial waterfall and the children park.