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Chatham Saw Mill, Port Blair
(3.2/5 based on 240 reviews on the web)
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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  • Very old and biggest Saw mill with museum,one can visit this saw mill to know about its activities, good to buy some handicraft items 
  • Museum is small and Well Maintained. Guide is available for just 50 rupees. Visit if have enough time. 
  • its an interesting place as it is the oldest saw mill in Asia but the guide does not have much to offer and while in the gallery there were two groups with two guides talking simultaneously so was har...  more »
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  • It's a must visit when you are in Andaman. The tour guides are very helpful and well informed. Was very impressed
  • The Chatham Saw Mill is located on a tiny island near Port Blair in Andaman and Nicober Islands and connected to it by a bridge. It is one of the oldest saw mills in Asia. Numerous varieties of timber like, Padauk, Gurjan, Marble, Satin wood etc. are stored here.
  • The oldest Saw Mill in POrt Blair, Andaman made by British. It is very interesting to see the Mill and their logistic function. It is situated in a small Island connected with the main land. The arial view of the Saw Miss is nice from the Seaplane.
  • It is a biggest saw mill in Asia.Many type of wooden products are manufactured here.It is a very nice place.
  • A good place to understand how the Britishers exploited the forests of India.