The British had
built this Jail to penalise Indian Freedom fighters.
This aquarium cum museum has a collection of some 350 species of
marine animals found on the island.
The islands are inhabited by tribals who are considered to be the
original inhabitants of the Andamans. The tools used by them, their
dresses and many photographs of their life style have been kept
in this museum.
Samudrika Marine Museum
The five sections of this unique museum display history and
geography of the Andaman & Nicobar islands. The displays include
islands, the people, the tribals, their life-style, marine life
and archaeology. There museum also has a sizable collection of shells
Mini Zoo & Forest Museum
Port Blair has a small Zoo which
houses some of the species which are found no where in the world.
200 species of animals which includes the Nicobar Pigeon and the
Andaman Pig. The salt water crocodile breeding programme has been
very successful and the many crocodiles which were bred here are
now in wild waters among the dense mangrove forests. Though these
waters are also being used by the tourists for swimming but three
has been perfect harmony between the swimmers and the crocodiles.
Near the zoo is the museum maintained and run by the forest department.
This unusual museum displays locally grown woods, including Pad
auk which has both light and dark colours are present in the same
This one of the Asia's largest wood processing units. It is
located on Chatham island. Some of the woods being processed here
are termed as rare. One can find the wood like Padauk too.
One can take a ferry service
from the Chatnam wharf to Bamboo flat. From there one can take a
vehicle to Mt Harriet which is 365 m. A natural trail takes to the
top and one can have a comfortable stay at the forest guest house.
Towards the north is the Mt Harriet national park and Madhuban.
One watch the elephants being trained to carry logs here.