About Portblair (IXZ)
Port Blair is the capital city and largest town of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Union Territory of India. The town serves as major base for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. A holiday in Port Blair and its surrounding areas, will introduce you to the culture of the land, based mainly on the heritage of tribal people that stay in this region. Tourists to Port Blair can have a glimpse of the tribal culture displayed beautifully in the museums here and by attending one of the cultural programs.
Then, a visit to attractions like Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Anthropological Museum, Gandhi Park, etc, will introduce you to rich history of Port Blair. Then, a visit to multitude of amazing beaches, and islands when in Port Blair, is simply a wonderful thing to do. Activities like boating and snorkelling can be thoroughly enjoyed here. Sea food delicacies can be a treat to taste buds. However, there are Indian, Burmese and Continental cuisines too that are equally delicious and a must-try.
Shopping lovers can purchase souvenirs from the local shops in Aberdeen Bazaar. The shopping arcades here sell different kinds of wood carvings, jewelleries, trinkets, etc. Then, government emporium named Samudrika, has number of items like stones, tribal weaponry, photographs, replicas of fauna, etc related with the geography and history of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Port Blair is well-connected to other parts of India by airways. The Veer Savarkar Airport of Port Blair has regular flights that connect the town to Indian mainland. Book your flights to Port Blair with MakeMyTrip.com to avail exclusive discounts.
|Port is a wonderful place and people can visit here by flight. There are numbers of flights available such as GoAir, Jet Airways, JetLite, SpiceJet Airlines and Air India. These flights are well connected to all major cities such as Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bhopal, Kolkata and Chennai. The total distance from Portblair airport to the main city is 4 km. Hotels located the nearby airport are Fortune Resort Bay Island, Hotel Driftwood and Andaman residency. |