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Portblair

Portblair

Weather

Port Blair has a tropical climate, with average temperature remaining at the range of 29 to 30 degrees Celsius and large amounts of rainfall throughout the year. The temperature does not normally fall below 22 degrees and the peak monsoon is from May to November. Thunders and storms are common during monsoon. Summers in Port Blair begins in the month of March and extends till May. Though temperature crosses 35 degree Celsius, summers are very humid, but the sea breezes are a pleasant relief. Winters (December to February) are usually pleasant with temperature not falling beyond 22 degree Celsius.

How To Reach


By Air:

The Veer Savarkar airport at Port Blair is directly connected to Chennai, Kolkata and Bangkok by air. 



By Water:

Ship services are available to Port Blair regularly from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. There are three to four sailing's every month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. From Vishakhapatnam sailing to Port Blair is once in a month. The voyage takes about three days and the ship normally berth at Port Blair for about two days.


Overview

Port Blair is the capital and the largest town of Andaman and Nicobar, the group of islands on the east coast of India. These islands have an interesting history covering the presence of the Chola Empire (1014 AD), the Danish presence and the British all who have left their mark in its culture. This place is also the habitation of the tribes that are believed to have been descended from the ancient African migrations about 60,000 years ago. 

 

Port Blair is a scenic and exotic island brimming with lush greenery all around. The rich bio diversity of rainforests that encircle the island makes it popular for people looking for pristine destinations.

 

Port Blair has a population of not more than 3.5 lakh people making it comfortably populated. The place has a good mix of people from different parts of India. The key attraction of this barren island is exploration of nature in its full wilderness.

 

For those who love to just chill and soak their souls into the lap of nature, Port Blair offers bountiful of it. Port Blair offers even more to people who are looking for adventure with ample opportunities for water sports, snorkelling and trekking.  Boat tours across the islands, view of corals etc are unique experiences port Blair offers.

 

The cultural landscape of Port Blair is equally rich. Every year in December and January the island festival draws a huge crowd to Port Blair with the festive colours of music, dances and theatre.

 

Shopping experience in Port Blair is largely traditional. The specialities of the place are the fine wood-carvings and local crafts. The most popular buys are the souvenir items of shell crafts that range from ashtrays, jewellery and tortoise shell lamp shades. There are also shops that sell antiques, collectibles and ethnic jewellery.

 

While the island does not have a developed local food culture, it offers great options of sea food served in a variety of styles across Indian and oriental palates. The Burmese cuisine is very popular here.

Hotels and resorts are available at the island at reasonable rates.