Anthropological Museum, Port Blair

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Learn about the cultural history of Andaman and Nicobar with a visit to Anthropological Museum. The museum, established in 1975, boasts an extensive and educational display on the islands' indigenous tribes. Immerse yourself in the heritage of these ancient peoples--which still reside on the two islands--and admire the numerous artifacts and relics on exhibit. You'll see, among other things, weapons, clothing, an ancient Jarawa chest guard, and a skull discovered in a Sentinelese shack. Make Anthropological Museum a centerpiece of your Port Blair vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Port Blair vacation planner .
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  • It’s a big two story building hosting the models and pictures of Andaman tribes, their dwellings, their tools, utensils etc, Photography is not allowed; you have deposit your camera as you enter the m...  more »
  • This museum is about the A & N island and its inhabitant. Good to see the lifestyles of various tribes of this island and how they are being included into the mainstream.  more »
  • The different islands held different groups of peoples that had origins from Africa and Asia. Invasion, colonization had disastrous consequences for the Islanders. Some were wiped out by disease while...  more »
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  • Very primitive museum. Should allow photography inside with mobile. Charges Rs. 20. Mostly photographs. Models are specially made. Gives some history of the local tribes. Needs to justify itself better. One may skip it.
  • Good place to closely know the real Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Full of pictures, maps, replicas depicting life style of various local tribes.
  • A visit to Zonal anthropological museum situated at Port Blair will give you a glimpse of the local culture and ethnic diversity of the Andamans.Very good and informative...
  • Informative museum. They can provide power backup.
  • Completely associated with olden times life style of tribal people...

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The old colonial center of Port Blair possesses a decent array of places to stay: spruced-up old buildings housing stylish boutiques with sea views; family-run guesthouses providing both shared and private rooms; and a few newly built hotels, offering rooms from standard to luxury. Inland to the south sit a few clusters of accommodations, where luxury retreats sit side by side with simple guesthouses, while the coastal areas around the state capital have a number of beachfront lodgings set around scenic bays.
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