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Port Blair

Standing in virgin isolation east of the Indian mainland is Port Blair. A breathtaking sea front, endless miles of soft white sand under your feet, swaying coconut palms, a beautiful blue sky smiling at you and a gentle breeze ruffling your hair a holiday in Port Blair promises you this and more. You could call this beautiful and secluded capital, one of the world's best kept secrets, after the Da Vinci Code of course!

A tropical paradise, the Island attracts many honeymooners. A turquoise blue sea, lush green spread and ethereal tranquility will all be trademarks of your stay here. You can go scuba diving or snorkelling into the deep waters of the sea, explore the infinite marine life, roam evergreen forests and deserted beaches, and see history upclose.

Port Blair is spread out over several hills, so it is difficult to walk around. Taxis and auto rickshaws are available at the airport, Aberdeen Bazaar and near Phoenix and Haddo Bay jetties. You can hire cycles at Aberdeen Bazaar for Rs. 40 per day. Motorcycles can be rented from TSG Travels (tel: 232894) and Singh Travels (Tel: 233757), both in Aberdeen Bazaar. For going to islands near Port Blair, you can take the ferry. There are boats to Havelock Island, Neil Island, Little Andamans, Long Island, Rangat Bay and Mayabunder. Most of these set sail from Phoenix Bay Jetty and Chatham Wharf. The Marine Department and the Phoenix Jetty Boating Office have schedules of boats and ferries. The daily newspaper also publishes ferry schedules. Another option is buses. These operate between Port Blair and Wandoor, Chiriya Tapu, Rangat and Mayabunder.