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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Port Blair

Port Blair is the capital and it is a thriving and bustling little city with a rich history which is very evident everywhere you go. According to Wikipaedia in 1789 the government of Bengal established a penal colony on Chatham Island in the southeast bay of Great Andaman, named Port Blair to honour Lieutenant Archibald Blair of the British East India Company.

A very British looking post box in the Prison grounds. Letters back home ?
The Cellular Jail which you can visit today was a modern example of a prison, mainly for political prisoners which was very widely used under the British administration.

We walked around the city and enjoyed seeing the fish market and the goat on the roof. We stayed in a very atmospheric hotel with a great view of the bay and had the best crab curry ever at the restaurant that night. As you can see from the hotel swimming pool crabs get into everything including the baby pool.

How it got there I have no idea


  1. Some pictures are sublimely beautiful in both your last posts, covering port blair and the andamans.

    The cellular jail, or the silver jail still is a grinding name, that evokes fear and disgust among Indians, Who actually know about it.

    A fine mention, thus.

    The panorama as well as proximity in the pictures, especially in the Havelock Island post, does wonders.


    Dead Poet.

  2. Dear Dead Poet,
    Sincerely hope you are alive and well and will see this to register my appreciation for your comment. Good to have you reading the blog and Happy Diwali to you. M

  3. Happy Diwali to you too.

    Be my guest at http://deadpoet.blogspot.com

    Dead Poet.


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