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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  • September 29, 2017
    Well, this is a very old saw mill established in the Andaman's during the British Raj. When you visit this, you feel you are in an altogether different world. You see all the processes carried out her...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    This is the oldest and perhaps the largest saw mill in Asia. Set up by the British, this mill has a great history. There is a bomb pit in the premises which was created by the bombings of Japanese arm...  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    Its an art gallery, display has a large collection of artefacts, saw mill functioning photos and details. The most important is that they sell artefacts made of pure teak wood. The price is also reaso...  more »
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  • May 17, 2017
    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.
  • April 28, 2017
    This saw mill which was operated by east india company is very much still in operation.It has a museum, Japanese bunker , a gift shop and huge piles of wood planks.So if you are interested in wood work and want to see how things were done the old British way,then you should visit here.They have a decent canteen as well.Since its still up and running there are area's which are off limits for general public. So if you got some time in hand you should visit this before leaving port blair.
  • June 15, 2017
    Biggest saw mill of Asia situated in Chatham Island connected to Port Blair through a bridge.
  • March 22, 2017
    Government mill, one of the oldest mills. Still operative, worth a visit.
  • May 29, 2017
    There isn't much to see for a tourist's eyes, but you can visit to learn about sawing

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