Port Blair is the capital of Nicobar and Andaman Islands, Indian union territory situated in Bay of Bengal. It houses the headquarters of Andaman and Nicobar Police. Port Blair is also the headquarters for South Andaman district and the only notified town of Nicobar and Andaman Islands. It has a total population of around 108,000 inhabitants (2011 census).
Port Blair is also the tehsil (local administrative sub-division) of the islands. It's the headquarters of Nicobar and Andaman Command, the first ever integrated tri-command of armed forces of India. Port Blair serves as an entry point for visiting Nicobar and Andaman Islands.
Port Blair is joined with mainland India by both sea and air. Though it's a 2-hour flight from mainland India, 3–4 days by sea are needed to reach Kolkata, Chennai or Vishakhapatnam. Port Blair's air connectivity is available from Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Vishakhapatnam and Bhubaneshwar. All flights to Nicobar and Andaman Islands land at Veer Savarkar International Airport. Connectivity via sea is available from Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam, embarked in Haddo Wharf.
Port Blair is home to several museums and a naval base of the Indian Navy (INS Jarawa), along with air and sea bases of Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard. Port Blair is famous for historic Cellular Jail and small islands like Viper, Ross, etc. which were home to British colonists. The major departments of Local and Central Government act from there.
Port Blair was selected as one of the cities to be developed as "smart city" under Smart Cities Mission.
Highlights: Cellular Jail, museums, beaches
The Port Blair cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India.
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Port Port Blair cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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