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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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  • Its actually a small island, connected to Port Blair with a short bridge. Entry ticket Rs 10/person. Would recommend to get a guide for Rs 50. Guide will make wooden logs more interesting by telling y...  more »
  • Was built long back during the British era, and was bombed during WW2. Nothing much to look around, could collect some wooden artifacts if interested. 
  • This is still a working factory. Hire a local guide within the premises to know everything in detail. The whole process we could see LIVE which was awesome apart from the fact that this was designed l...  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.