Port Blair is the largest town in Andaman district of Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India. Town lies on the east coast of South Andaman Island and is the main entry point to the beautiful islands. Port Blair is the headquarters for the South Andaman, and the local administrative sub-division. It is home to several museums and a major base for the Indian Navy and Indian Air force. Havelock Island is the largest of the islands which comprise Ritchie’s Archipelago a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman.
Viper Island is near Port Blair in Andaman Islands. It was the site of the jail where the British used to imprison convicts and political prisoners. It has the ruins of a gallows atop a hillock as jail was abandoned when the Cellular Jail was constructed in 1906. North Bay is a real trip to Andaman. One remembers the place more for swimming in the clam waters rather than the snorkeling. Known as Coral Island, North Bay is home of coral. Tourists are taken from the launch to beach with a glass bottom boat so that we can see the corals.
Ross Island is about 2 km east of Port Blair and was the Administrative Headquarters for the Andaman and Nicobar islands, before an earthquake rocked it in 1941. Since headquarters were shifted to Port Blair, one can see at Ross Island, remnants of an opulent past in the ruins of the church, swimming pool and the chief commissioner’s residence with its huge gardens and grand ballrooms. Jolly Buoy Island is very for under water corals and the pristine clear beach. Snorkeling and scuba diving are available for tourists