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Chatham Saw Mill, Port Blair

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Visit Chatham Saw Mill to see how workers produce timber to meet the local construction requirements. Owned by the state government, the mill was established in 1883 by installing secondhand machinery operated by unskilled labor. Japanese bombs destroyed the entire place during World War II, but it came back to life in the 1950s, salvaging what was functional and reparable. Visitors can also examine the site where the bomb was dropped. Hire a guide to give you detailed insight about the mill's long history and afterwards head to the museum to observe the artifacts and photographs. Because of the mill's vast size, stick close to you companions during your tour. Take a look at our Port Blair holiday planner to schedule your visit to Chatham Saw Mill and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • So, that is awesome that the mill is in such good condition. It is connected by a bridge to the main island with workers coming in the day (early at 6) and finishing off by 4 in the evening. We took a...  more »
  • Chattam saw mill is the biggest and oldest saw mill in Asia. It is situated in Port Blair & it is one of the popular tourist destination. The chattam saw mill was set up by the British in 1883. The mi...  more »
  • Its enough to read about it or see the description at Cellular Jail. Making the trip itself is not worth the effort.  more »
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  • Government mill, one of the oldest mills. Still operative, worth a visit.
  • Oldest saw mills n still operative