The must see historical places at Andaman are, the only reminder of Port Blair’s gloomy past and the place for which Andaman is always remembered the sturdy brick Cellular Jail and the Museums. You can very well witness the close association of this jail with India’s freedom struggle. The patriots who raised their voice against the British rule were sent into this puce-colored structure. This Jail is attribute to those who dared to raise their voice for the freedom of the country and is a must visit pilgrimage for every Indian. First stop in the Harbor cruise is Viper Island.
Another island that merits a visit is Ross Island, where the decaying colonial remains of the British Raj can be seen. If one thinks to have a glimpse inside the history of India then do not miss the son ET lumeire or the sound and light show held in the courtyards of the prison. Another small museum just near the entrance gate of the jail also exhibits some photographs and lists of the convicts of the jail. Near the Water Sports Complex, the Aquarium museum is a delight to watch for exquisite marine life.
The Anthropological Museum is dedicated to the islands tribal people and their mysterious life styles. The Samudrika Naval Maritime Museum will simply amaze one with its excellent shell collection and informative display of the local marine fauna. The Samudrika is a Marine museum owned and run by the Indian Navy. It houses an impressive display of coral and shells. Situated opposite to Andaman Teal House, this museum is meant to create awareness on various aspects of oceanic environment. A good collection of shells, corals and a few species of colorful fishes found in these islands are on display.