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Chatham Saw Mill, Port Blair

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Historic Site
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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  • This place is really cool and it's in sperate Island which is connected through a bridge. Also from here you can go to Bambooflat also.  more »
  • If you are in Port Blair, then you should visit this place. It will take only 30mns of your time. But you can learn some History if you are interested. Don't forget to take the help of a Guide. You ca...  more »
  • chatham saw mill is the second largest saw mill in asia . you can enter the mill and see the functioning ... there is a forest museum inside the mill . you can buy wood made showcase items from here ....  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biggest saw mill of Asia situated in Chatham Island connected to Port Blair through a bridge.
  • Government mill, one of the oldest mills. Still operative, worth a visit.
  • There isn't much to see for a tourist's eyes, but you can visit to learn about sawing