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On the Andaman and Nicobar islands you will find the old true Hindustan Ambassadors taxi. These are “King of the Indian Roads” and according to Top Gear the best taxi in the world. And although all official taxis are Ambassadors you will notice that there are also a lot of tuk tuks/rickshaws around town.
The Aberdeen bazaar is not really a bazaar. It is a street of shops on which several small markets can be found. Buy everything and anything here.
Aberdeen Bazar, Aberdeen, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101, India
Right int he middle of town we find an imposing golden statue of Gandhi right in the middle of a roundabout. It deserves such a prominent spot because of his role in the history of India but also for the Andaman islands.
Gandhi Statue Circle 744101 Biggie Line Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101 India
This is the National Memorial Monument of the freedom struggle of India. It is a symbol of suffer and never ending struggle. 400 freedom fighters were held here at Cellular Jail. Learn about these struggle and the conditions under which the freedom fighters were held here at the jail. This truly is the most amazing site of Port Blair.
Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744104, India
At the Aberdeen Bazaar you will find the local bus station. From here busses go all over the island. Keep in mind it is an option to travel by bus, but please know that buses do not run that frequent so be aware of the time.
Mohanpura, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744104, India
Port Blair is an archipelago so you could understand there are a lot of ferrys that connect to the other islands. Especially Ross island is a very popular one due ot its historical significance as it was the base for the British Administrator and the Japanese coverted the site into POW camp. You can catch the ferry from Rajiv Gandhi jetty (see map). The journey only takes 15 minutes. It is wise to opt for a guide.
Ross island, Andaman
When you get the chance collect a 20 IDR bill. You will see it depicts a small lighthouse. When your ship sails out, sit down and see if you can spot this exact same lighthouse on the portside.
North Bay Lighthouse, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744107, India
This Hindu temple stand on the shore lines of Port Blair. It is small but definitely worth to visit and to learn about the use of this temple.
Ayyanar temple, Port Blair
Cruise ships dock at the Port Blair Haddo Warf. There is a cruise terminal available with limited facilities. The cruise dock is not within walking distance of the center of town so you will need some form of transportation to get there. Check with your ship if there will be a cruise shuttle offered during your time in port. Alternatively you can also take a taxi. Read the full Port Blair cruise port guide to read all about your options.