Built by the
British to penalise Indian Freedom fighters, now one of India's
declared National Monuments. The light and sound show screened
in the backdrop of this jail is dedicated to the freedom fighters
who perished or languished for years in solitary confinement
in its cells.
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.
The museum also has a sizable collection of shells and corals.
cum museum has a collection of some 350 species of marine animals
found on the island.
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
Mini Zoo &
Port Blair has
a small Zoo, which houses some of the species which are found
nowhere in the world. 200 species of animals, which includes
the Nicobar Pigeon and the Andaman Pig.
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. Near the zoo is the museum
maintained and run by the forest department.
museum displays locally grown woods, including Pad auk, which
has both light, and dark colours are present in the same tree.
Chatham Saw Mill
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