• Entry Fee – Rs. 2 per person only 
  • Timings – 8 AM to 12 noon. After a break till 2.30 PM, museum opens again till 5 PM. Sunday is off. 
  • Duration – You can take up to 1 hour 

Located in Chatham Saw Mill’s premises, Forest Museum is an incredible combo of art and adventure. It has been famed for displaying wood work for a long time. Timber of gurjan, marble, padauk, satin wood and peauma trees is used to carve the intricate detailing on the wood works here. It also has endangered plant species which attract worldwide attention all the year round. The premises house the zoological garden to make it even more amazing. 

 

Tips for Travelers 

  • Be sure to carry your camera to capture the beautiful memories of visiting there. 
  • You can carry some water but don’t litter by throwing away bottles or plastics anywhere. 
  • Wear full sleeved clothes to avoid mosquito or insect bites in the forest region. 

 

Things to do 

  • The market area remains busy with different types of shops in Forest Museum located in Port Blair. 
  • You can shop some little gifts or souvenirs for loved ones. 
  • You can explore the exotic islands and serene blue waters with Andaman holiday packages.
  • You can also visit the Chatham Saw Mill, which is the major source of income for many households over there. It has very much economic importance. 

 

Are Guides Available?

Guides are available as written boards where you will learn about all the pieces of art. You can also ask the officials for further help. You can also get details on the web. 

 

When to visit?

In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the weather remains favorable the whole year. The weather is neither too cold nor too hot and there are no hassles. However, you should plan your trip from November to April to get the most of your trip. You can enjoy the sightseeing during this time. It is always better to avoid visiting in rainy seasons as it gets rough sometimes. 

 

Getting There 

Vir Savarkar airport is the nearest airport to the museum. You can easily take a bus or cab or simply walk there. You can also take a road bridge to reach straight to this place. The museum is located on the outskirts of Port Blair and you can get there by taxi or bus. 

 

Trivia and Interesting Facts You Need to Know 

  • The Forest Department has well maintained the Forest Museum in Port Blair. 
  • The rich flora and fauna which was alive in the past at the forest area is beautifully described in the form of arts, carvings and artifacts. 
  • There is a huge staff engaged in cleaning up the artefacts on a regular basis. The Forest Museum also generates a lot of job opportunities here. 
  • The piece of art displayed here has intricate details where you can see the brilliance of craftsmanship. It also has a chain made of wood. You can easily explore those pieces of art. 
  • The Forest Department of Andaman has well maintained and managed the Saw Mill along with the museum. You can easily explore the wooden artifacts associated with different flora and fauna along with forest area. 
  • The Chatham Saw Mill complex, which also houses the Forest Museum, is well located in Haddo region. It is well located on the outskirts of Port Blair, which is around 29 km away. 
  • In this museum, the art and artifacts are carved beautifully from different trees like Marble, Padauk, Gurjan, Peauma, and Satin wood. These art pieces are polished regularly. You can also find different types of trees which are found in the forest region and existed earlier. 
  • Visitors need to keep track on the timing to visit the Forest Museum to have a memorable tour as timings are only from 8AM to 12 noon and from 2.30 PM to 5 PM. Museum also remains closed on Sunday. 
  • You can also visit a Zoological Garden and a Mini Zoo which are prime attractions. You can spot a lot of birds and small animals in the Andaman forest. The garden also houses some of the live endangered or endemic plant species. 

 

Restaurants Nearby 

  • Annapurna CafĂ©
  • New India CafĂ©
  • Waves
  • New Lighthouse Restaurant
  • Full Moon CafĂ©
  • China Room 

 

Other Attractions to Explore 

  • Kalapani Museum 
  • Anthropological Museum 
  • Jogger’s Park
  • Science Centre
  • Long Island

 

Final Thoughts

If you are planning your trip to Andaman but not going to visit the Forest Museum, you are making a big mistake. You should consider this museum in your itinerary if you are planning to enjoy sightseeing. Your visit to Forest Museum can definitely be a mesmerizing experience. Tourists can enjoy this museum and also explore Chatham Saw Mill which is one of the major sources of income for a lot of households there. In addition, the place is very peaceful and is away from the hustles and bustles of the city. So, you can explore the two important sides of Andaman by visiting the Chatham Saw Mill and Forest Museum. 

 

Adorned by the crystal clear and shimmering waters and covered by evergreen jungles, Andaman is truly a paradise where you can explore a lot of best kept secrets by nature. There are so many diving options and white sandy beaches to laze at. Water babes can explore around so many options here. Along with already-famed islands, here comes Cinque Island which is a secret paradise. It has recently come to limelight with increasing interest of tourists. This island is beautifully segregated into South Cinque and North Cinque Islands. It is truly a hidden beauty which should be explored by every nature lover. Read on and know more about this unexplored beauty and escape into the serene land of turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. 

 

About the Island 

Resting around 26 km from the city of Port Blair, Cinque Island remains inhabited and untouched in this archipelago. In the north, Cinque Island is sandwiched between Duncan and Passage Islands. Some parts are also located in Wandoor Marine National Park. South and North Cinque Islands are its two parts. 

Along with having exotic surroundings, this island also houses exotic and rich marine life including fishes, coral reefs, star fishes and turtles. You can also explore the depths of water as an adventure lover with scuba diving which is instructed and guided well by PADI certified divers. You can also enjoy a lot of activities like snorkeling and sea walking. You can enjoy a lot of things here in this heaven and you will definitely be surprised with what you can explore here. 

 

What is the Best Time to Get There?

Andaman is well known to receive tropical climate. Hence, it is one of the destinations in India which you can visit all the year round. Hence, Cinque Island is open for tourists all the year round. But if you still want to make the most of sunny days, you should go there during summer months. The weather turns ideal to relax under the sun and dive under water during winter months. However, we recommend you to avoid the rainy season from June to November as you won’t be able to enjoy water sports. It is the best season for budget travelers as resorts and hotels offer great discounts. 

 

Things to know for tourists 

  • If you are traveling to this island, keep in mind that you may not get mobile connectivity. Jio network doesn’t work here properly. But Vodafone works here at some places. If you are going there to disconnect for the world and connect with yourself, you won’t need any network. 
  • Though this island remains inhabited, you can still access medical facilities in an emergency. Tour operators also keep a first aid kit handy for any situations. Along with it, island is also closely located to Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. However, you are still recommended to carry your own medications to avoid any inconvenience. 
  • You are also recommended to carry some food items as this island remains inhabited and it doesn’t have any restaurants. 
  • You are also requested to visit this island only in daytime and on very limited timings as it remains inhabited most of the time. You can take ferries from Chidiya Tapu on regular intervals, which take up to 3 hours one way. It is recommended to leave for the island early in the morning and spend a whole day with some amazing activities and get back by the evening. 
  • You can enjoy a lot of adventure activities like scuba diving and snorkeling here, apart from witnessing its natural and raw beauty of marine creatures. 

 

Getting There 

Around 25 km from the capital city of Port Blair, Cinque Island lies in the proximity to Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. You can find a lot of options to get there. 

By Ferries – You will need to take a chartered ferry or boat at Port Blair to reach Cinque Island. These ferries are available at regular intervals at the same route every day. 

By Air – Veer Savarkar International Airport or Port Blair International Airport is the closest airport from Port Blair. It is well connected to all important cities and towns and you can easily get there within 4 hours. 

 

Bottom Line 

Cinque Island is one of the most popular Virgin Islands in South Andaman. It is well covered by white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. North and South Cinque Islands are the two portions of island. They have proper connectivity with a beautiful sand bar which was hit by tsunami and reformed well over the years. 

So you are ready to hit this secret island and get in the mood for vacations. We hope this quick and handy guide has helped you. If you are planning your tour to this island, contact our travel agent in Andaman for further information. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. Should I carry something when going to Cinque Island?

The Cinque Island is definitely a tropical landscape. So, we recommend you to carry some basic medications, extra pair of clothes, swimsuit, and sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful sun rays and tanning. 

2. How much does a boat ticket cost when I reach Port Blair? 

The cost of a ferry varies as per the season. If you are booking through a travel agent, the cost is usually included. 

3. Are accommodation options available in Cinque Island? 

Keep in mind that Cinque Island is uninhabited. So, you won’t find any hotels and resorts here. You can only go for day trips over there. It also shares the boundaries with Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. 

4. How to reach Cinque Island?

Ferry is the best and only option to reach Cinque Island. You can first visit Chidiya Tapu and then take ferry to reach there. The ferries are available all day to and from Port Blair. 

 

The moment you enter Mount Harriet National Park, you will definitely be greeted by captivating scenery of the jungles. Perched over Mount Harriet above 1257 ft, which is the third highest peak of the archipelago, the blanket of greenery is stretched over 46.62 sq. km. 

The national park was announced as a tribute to Harriet C. Tytler who was a nature photographer and nature lover, and wife of Robert Christopher, Tytler, who was a British army officer. The enchanting scenery of evergreen jungles with the backdrop of calm Andaman Sea is truly a sight to behold. You can definitely spend some peaceful time with your loved one in the lap of nature at Mount Harriet National Park. 

 

Getting There 

Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands where direct flights to Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad are available. Road and sea are two routes to reach the national park. It is located around 2 hours drive from the city. 

At Chatham jetty, ferries are always available to sail to Bambooflat jetty which takes around 15 minutes. You can simply take your car to the ferry and you can enjoy serene views on board and sit in the car. These vehicle ferries caen ferry private vehicles and passengers. You can hire jeep from Bambooflat jetty, which is around 20 minutes of drive to entrance gate. 

 

When to Visit? 

Port Blair is known to have tropical weather. October to mid of May is considered to be the best time to visit the national park. It remains open even in the rainy season. But you must avoid going in monsoons, which last from May till September. You won’t be able to enjoy the beautiful views due to frequent rains and strong winds. 

 

Attractions and Things to Do 

 

  • Watching Butterflies 

It goes without saying why this national park is popularly called “Butterfly Hotspot”. The park has plenty of flowering plants that are appealing to butterflies. Your kids will have fun chasing the colorful butterflies. The park also hosts a lot of insects like black dotted ladybird or ladybug. 

 

  • Bird Watching 

The forest has over 90 rare and different bird species and this national park is truly a paradise for bird watchers. This park has been recognized as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International. Some of the common bird species found here are Andaman wood pigeon, Andaman serpent eagle, Andaman cuckoo dove and Andaman hawk owl. The state bird of Andaman is also Andaman wood pigeon. You will also be introduced to resident birds in the park on the boards and also know when you can spot these birds. 

 

  • Trekking 

Unlike mainstream national parks, Mount Harriet gives you freedom to trek and walk along the forests. The rest house complex of the park is connected to Kalapathar view point through a long 2.5 km nature trail. 

For thrill seekers, there is a long 15 km trek which one can take to reach Madhuban Beach, which is loaded with white sands. Tourists can have unique opportunities to spot vivid endemic butterflies, birds, and beaches while trekking. You can even spot the rare Andaman wild pigs if you are lucky. Andaman Sea is well regarded for vivid marine life with several species of turtles, crabs, coral reefs and saltwater crocodiles. 

 

  • Nature Trekking 

The views of serene islands and exotic Andaman Sea from atop the Mountain. Harriet is truly worth a while. When I got there for the first time, I was totally stunned as I captured the same image that is printed on Rs. 20 note. At the back of Rs. 20 note, the image of LightHouse at North Bay Island was taken from Mount Harriet. You can also see other famous islands like North Bay, Ross, Swaraj Dweep (Havelock) and Shaheed Dweep (Neil) Islands. 

 

  • Orchidarium 

When visiting the national park, you can easily be tempted to spend some time at a small Orchidarium. It is a well-paved and small botanical garden which is dedicated to grow orchids. 

 

  • Camping  

There is no better and adventurous way to observe nature than camping. You will wake up to the exotic wilderness of Mount Harriet National Park. You can book Port Blair packages in advance or stay in any tented accommodation in the park. 

 

  • Get an Insight to the History and Culture 

You can get an insight to the unique culture of tribes in Nicobar Islands as it has kept age-old Nicobari Hut on display. This aboriginal tree house is supported by wooden pillars. You can also spot an Anti-Aircraft gun which was once used to destroy the aircraft of allied forces. It was built by British but used by Japanese army in 1943. Kalapathar View Point is another great attraction and historical place. During the British rule, prisoners were being forced to push down the ravine. 

 

  • Nature Photography 

There is no lack of beautiful spots where you can perform nature photography. You can capture sublime and serene views of verdant greens and Andaman Sea. You can easily get some amazing shots of vivid butterflies, Andaman birds, and exotic landscapes with professional DSLR or SLR camera. 

 

Top Tips for Travelers 

  • You need to reach the entry point of the forest at the gate. 
  • You can use your mobile camera for free. But the charge for using a professional camera is Rs. 500. 
  • Be sure to keep your ID handy. If you are getting there in a group, at least one member should carry it to show and get an entry permit. 
  • Carry your own drinking water and snacks because there are no shops at the peak. 
  • Wear boots or trekking shoes when heading to Kalapathar to avoid leech bites.

 

Corbyn’s Cove is one of the most popular beaches in Andaman thanks to its mystic landscapes and astonishing beauty. It is a coconut palm fringed beach surrounded by white shimmering sand and crystal clear water. It really has tranquil and serene ambience which is ideal to revive and escape from the monotony of daily living. You can also enjoy long and pleasant walks on the beautiful beach with soothing breeze tingling you with beautiful sunset. The beach has lots of cozy hotels, tempting foods, and stalls. Feel the adrenaline with great water sports on the beach. 

 

Getting There

Corbyn Cove Beach is located only 8 km from Port Blair, the capital of Andaman. It is known to have pristine views to make your trip more delightful.  You can also hire a bike in Port Blair so you can drive to a beautiful beach on your own. You can book any cab or rickshaws. You can access different transport modes at a very nominal rate. You just have to travel to the spotless beach by just sitting and relaxing. The entry to the beach is completely free. 

 

Best Time to Visit 

Corbyn Cove is visited by tourists all year round thanks to its pleasant weather. During monsoon, it is not easy to enjoy all the water sports available. The weather is quite pleasant and clear in winters and summers and you can easily explore the beach. Winter lasts from October to March in Port Blair and temperature falls around 20 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius. It receives pleasant climate in winters and you can definitely enjoy sailing, swimming, and sunbathing here in Andaman. 

Summer season starts in April till July and temperature is used to hover from 24 degrees to 37 degrees Celsius. It always goes for sightseeing in the early mornings and evenings during summer. Sun Rays are quite harsh in afternoons. Monsoon starts here in July and lasts till September with temperature fluctuating from 22 degrees to 36 degrees Celsius. Downpour leaves the whole beach with a new and beautiful appeal. 

 

Tips for Travelers 

  • Be sure to carry an additional pair of clothes and a towel. You will need a change of clothes after enjoying water activities. 
  • It goes without saying that you should have a swimsuit handy. You can have a great time exploring the blue waters. 
  • Sun rays can be harsh and it is needless to say that you should carry sunscreen. Or you will get burns at the end. 
  • If possible, carry an umbrella for added sun protection. 
  • Also keep a camera handy to click some awesome photos for memories. 

 

Best Things to Do 

Corbyn’s Cove is truly a flawless beach located in a secluded location which is away from the hustles and bustles of the city. Don’t forget to spend some great time and experience the charm with loved ones. 

 

Kayaking 

It is one of the most popular water sports. You can indulge in it with friends. It needs a bit of stamina but you can get an insight to serene views of the beach. 

Kayaking

 

Jet Skiing

It is another worth trying activity for you on the beach. If it is your first time to ski, be sure to seek training. After completing the training sessions, you can enjoy this experience. You can feel the water splashes and speed.  

Jet Skiing 

Sea Walking 

Sea Walking is another thrilling and exciting water sport in Port Blair. You can get up close and personal with marine life. You can witness huge varieties of fish and vivid reefs underwater. You will be introduced with training before starting this activity. 

Scuba Diving 

Scuba Diving is one of the most exciting and amazing activities you should try. You need training on using gear while diving underwater. Discover the magical underwater world and get up close with different coral reefs and fish species. 

6 Places to do Scuba Diving in Andaman & Why?

Nearby Sightseeing Attractions 

You can cover the attractions in the proximity which are very popular when it comes to visiting the beach. These are the best Andaman places to visit and explore in your leisure time. 

 

  • Snake Island 

This island is located in the proximity to Corbyn’s Cove where you can capture the rich and vast sea life with crystal clear waters on your camera. It is truly a paradise if you are in love with nature. You can also enjoy scuba diving here. This place is visited by tourists from different parts of the world to explore the true beauty of aquatic life. 

 

  • Jogger’s Park 

You can’t find any other park which is as clean as Jogger’s Park in the whole Port Blair. You can definitely visit here to relax and chill in a peaceful setting. It is perched atop the hill where you can have pleasant views of the sea. It has well-laid jogging tracks where you can enjoy jogs in the morning. It also has a serene and clear view of Veer Savarkar International Airport’s runway in Port Blair. 

 

  • Cellular Jail 

Corbyn’s Cove Beach is located only 13 km from Cellular Jail. Also known as Kala Paani, Cellular Jail was a notorious prison during British rule before India’s independence. Today, it is a tourist attraction which is open all year round, except for national holidays. Light and Sound Show is also played here which is based on freedom of India in English and Hindi. 

 

Bottom Line 

We hope you liked all the information you need before visiting Corbyn’s Cove and it will help you plan your itinerary. Be prepared to explore the charm of the most beautiful beaches in Port Blair. You can also try adventure with different water sports and activities. It’s time to book your Andaman package and visit your favorite places. 

 

If you have been planning your honeymoon in Port Blair for a long time, you now need to sit and relax and stop worrying of making a cliché holiday in Andaman. Along with the right environment to make your vacation better, Port Blair offers great experiences to make your trip as unique as you. Read on to know certain things before booking your Port Blair honeymoon tour. 

 

Port Blair honeymoon – Best Time to Visit 

No matter how long you had been delaying the tour, it is always better to plan your itinerary from October to May in Port Blair. In this time, the weather remains ideal and pleasant to explore the city and you can even indulge in different water sports. Usually, rain, heavy winds, and thunderstorms hit the city from June to September. So, it becomes very difficult to indulge in water activities and sightseeing. 

A lot of tourists prefer to spend up to 2 days in Port Blair but you should plan at least 5 days for having a complete honeymoon experience. You can indulge in your favorite experiences, explore the island on your own, and have ample time to spend with one another at the comfort of your home. 

 

Things to do for Port Blair Honeymoon 

There are so many things to do in Port Blair. But the activities listed here can make your honeymoon more unique, romantic and memorable – 

 

Enjoy the Beautiful Sunset at Munda Pahad Beach 

A sunset tour can definitely take you along the tropical greens with stunning views on the way and you can come across the endemic bird species. You can enjoy the romantic walk on the world-renowned Munda Pahad Beach. It is definitely one of the best places for honeymoon and you can admire golden hues of sunset in Port Blair. 

Take a Stroll Through North Bay Island 

North Bay Island 

If you are not into diving, underwater sea walking is definitely one of the great experiences you can have. The sea walking starts when you reach the North Bay Island. It is one of the best places for a honeymoon. You can get here by boat and stop by the sea walking pontoon where you will be guided by experts. You can witness the stunning and rich marine life and make lifelong memories. 

Ride the Glass Bottom Boat at Jolly Buoy Island 

Jolly Buoy Island

Nothing can beat the thrill of glass bottom boat ride, even though you can dive in. Jolly Buoy Island is one of the most beautiful destinations for honeymoon in Port Blair. You can sail along the blue waters and come across the living corals. You can take a ride as a couple with Andaman Dolphin, a high speed boat with glass bottom. 

Have a Romantic Seaside Dinner at Sinclairs 

Seaside Dinner at Sinclairs 

It is one of the most romantic places to enjoy candlelight dinner in Port Blair with your soul mate. While gazing at the stars and the ocean in front of the hotel, you can definitely have a special evening here. You can manage and arrange a romantic dinner in advance at Sinclairs Bayview Hotel before going for a date. 

Catch the Light and Sound Show at Ross Island 

Ross Island 

When it comes to exploring the city on your honeymoon, be sure to stop at Ross Island to explore the stunning ruins. Along with the museum and ruins, you should definitely catch the light and sound show as it highlights the past of the island. If you are not into history, you can still visit here and it is really worth the time and money. It is definitely one of the best places for honeymoon in Port Blair. 

Indulge in Adventure on Kayak Tour 

Kayaking in andaman

You can experience kayaking to multiply the pleasure. This water sport is a great activity to enjoy with your partner. You can easily embark on the romantic tour with your loved one. Kayaking consists of effort, coordination, and energy to have pleasant moments. 

Go on a Shopping Spree

You can shop your heart out to complement your honeymoon experience. You can definitely explore what you can take back from Port Blair. You can find a lot of local shops out there. Aberdeen Bazaar, Queen SeaShell Craft, and Sagarika Government Emporium are some of the best places to visit. The wooden tables and bowls, shell and pearl jewelry, and other handicrafts are worth checking out. 

 

Getting Around 

To get around in Port Blair, you can rent or hire a car to have a great honeymoon experience. If you prefer a budget friendly option, you can rent a scooter or take an auto. Buses are also the option to get around the city like locals do. But it is usually crowded. 

 

What to Carry?

  • Mosquito repellent, sunscreen and extra towels 
  • Flip flops, hat and sunglasses 
  • A windcheater 
  • Cozy beachwear and warm clothes 
  • Some cash
  • A camera 
  • An umbrella and raincoat 
  • All travel documents

 

Getting There 

You can reach the capital of Andaman, Port Blair, mostly by sea and air. Traveling via ship is a more adventurous and cheaper option to Port Blair, but very slow. To reach faster, it is advised to take a flight. 

By Air 

You can take connecting flights with layover at Kolkata or Chennai if you are planning to reach Port Blair by air. 

By Sea 

If you want to have a different experience and thrill, you can board a ship from any city like Visakhapatnam, Kolkata and Chennai. 

 

Tips for Honeymoon at Port Blair

  • Be sure to check weather before getting there
  • Prefer a hotel which is located around the beach and choose a room with sea view. 
  • Buy tickets at least 3 days before visiting Ross Island 
  • Weather is very unpredictable here. So, carry some warm clothes.