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Places of interest In Andaman
Cellular Jail located at Port Blair stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters who were incarcerated in this jail. The jail completed in the year 1906 acquired the name 'cellular' because it is entirely made up of individual cells for the solitary confinement of the prisoners. The jail now a place of pilgrimage for all freedom loving people has been declared a National Memorial.
The saga of the heroic freedom struggle is brought alive in a moving Son-et-Lumiere shown daily inside the Cellular jail compound.
Ross Island is a tiny island standing as guard to Port Blair harbour. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom Chief Commissioner's house, Govt House, Church, Cemetery, Hospital, Bakery, Press,S wimming pool and troop barracks all in dilapidated condition. The island with historical background and preservable ruins is spread along an area of 0.6 sq.kms.With the ruins and also with the historical background the island has gained a lot of popularity among the tourists. Ross island is open for the tourists to visit during day time except Wednesday. Navy has established a museum on the island known as 'smritika' depicting the history of the island.
The tiny serene beautiful island of Viper is situated inside the Port Blair harbour.The island derives its name from the vessel 'Viper' in which Lt.Archibald Blair came to the islands in 1789 with the purpose of establishing a Penal Settlement. Viper Island witnessed the untold sufferings the freedom fighters had to undergo. The jail at Viper where prisoners deported from the mainland were confined was built by the British under the supervision of Major Fort. Work on the prison was started in 1867.Owing to the working conditions the jail earned the notorious name Viper Chain Gang Jail. The Harbor cruise available daily from Phoenix Bay Jetty provides a panoramic view of different points around the harbor and includes a trip to Viper Island.
Andaman water sports complex:
This is a unique sports complex of its kind. Facilities for safe water sports and adventure water sports such as water -sking,water scooters,Gemini boats, Para sailing ,sail boats, wind surfers, speed boats and glass-bottom ,boats for coral/shipwreck viewing etc are available here.There is a memorial built to commemorate the Battle of Aberdeen fought between the British and Andamanese aborigines in May 1859 in which many Andamanese died.
Corbyn's cove the coconut palm fringed beach ideal for sun-basking is 7 kms away from Port Blair town. Facilities like hotel, restaurant and bar, changing room etc are available near to the beach. Historical remains like Japanese bunkers can be seen here. Snake Island nearby is famous for scuba diving.
This park right on the sea shore near to the water sports complex has amusement rides, children traffic park and toy train.
This beautiful park near to the Raj Niwas has facilities like amusement rides, safe water sports, nature trail around the lake,garden,restaurant and historic remains like Japanese Temple as well as bunker.
This museum at Phoenix Bay depicts the life of the Paleolithic islanders. It also houses the models of the aborigines and their tools.