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. Plan your Chatham Saw Mill visit and explore what else you can see and do in Port Blair using our Port Blair road trip website .
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  • Government saw mill is worth seeing in PortBlair. Apart from the actual mill where one can see the men in action, sorting the wood, cutting big logs into various sizes using big automatic saws, there ...  more »
  • If you are interested to see a lot of wood and a large wood cutting machine, then go for it. Otherwise, there is very little to see. There is a small forest museum and a Japanese bunker.  more »
  • It is one of the oldest saw mill just adjacent to ocean. Have a small shop although it is termed as museum. Visitors can go inside the mill and can see the old machinery etc. There is old bunker made ...  more »
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  • Oldest Saw Mill of Andaman It s one of the oldest Saw Mill in Andaman located in Port Blair. Once you enter the Saw mill you can see the process of cutting the logs into different types of Wood Pieces. There will be lot of dust in the place where the Wood is chopped. There is also a shop from where one can buy wooden articles. Worth a visit.
  • Its recommended to get a guide here, he/she will hardly charge you ₹50. They will guide you through entire place in about 1 hour which is actually enough. This place is not so much interesting but one should always visit to know about the Heritage of this place... If you have short of time then you can skip this place..
  • historical place. u can witness bomb pits where Japanese dropped bomb in ww2. this govt. run saw mill has some mammoth trees and still uses old conventional ways of cutting and sorting
  • Its a Must see... the most durable wood is manufactured here.. one can visit the entire saw mill... and there are local guides who will give a private tour . One can buy some wooden artwork which are exclusive for this place
  • Visited Chatham Saw Mill, Port Blair in Feb 2014 and see how big logs are cut into different sizes. Not that a great place to visit but to understand how big saws work, it is a worth place to visit which is one of the oldest such mill owned by the Government. This was the first place where as a tourist package we were taken to.

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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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