Sight Address : Sippighat Farm,Located at a distance of 15 km from Port Blair.Edit
Sippighat Farm is located on the way to Wandoor, about 15 km away from Port Blair city. Covering a vast area of around 80 acres, the farm is responsible for conducting research and development programs on different types of species such as coconut, cloves, cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg. A wide variety of new plants are also being experimented here. Besides, the farm is also a flourishing ground for coconuts and has a variety of local and wild flowers. Reachable by roadway, it is a worth seeing spot in Port Blair.
Sippighat Farm near Port Blair is spread over an area of 80 acres of land at a distance of 15 km from Port Blair when going towards Wandoor. The whole area is dedicated to the research and development programs for the cultivation of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and coconut.The area is under the government and the Central Agricultural Research Institute which is located in the Sippighat Farm is responsible for carrying out the study and methods to improve spice cultivation.
Best Season to Visit
Winters (December to February)
Summers (March to mid-May)
Best Time To Visit
Morning , Afternoon , Evening.
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How to ReachEdit
Taxi : Private hire cars are available for local sightseeing around Port Blair and South Andaman.
Bus : Local buses are also available for inter-city and intra-city travel. Very cheap, but you’ll need to ask around to figure out the routes.
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Air : Port Blair’s Vir Savarkar Airport (IATA: IXZ) is located about 2 km south of the city. Taxis and autorickshaws wait outside the terminal at flight times. Public buses can be flagged down on the main road just outside the airport (cross the road). A bus to Aberdeen Bazaar will cost no more than ₹7. The terminal is small and reasonably modern, with an air-conditioned departure hall, but aside for an overpriced kiosk selling chai and crisps there’s not much to tide you over if your flight is delayed.
Others : Ship : Regular pax ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai. There are 3 to 4 sailings every month, The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hrs & the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about 2 to 4 days.
Schedules & tariffs can be obtained from:
Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., Jawahar Building, Rajaji Salai, Chennai – 600 001 Tel: 044-25231401to 9, 25225835,25231407.
The Deputy Director of Shipping Services, A&N Administration, 6, Rajaji Salai, Chennai – 600 001 Tel: 044-25220841, 25226873
Estimated Fares: Name of Vessel and fare per berth
M.V.Nicobar Rs.5,880; M.V.Nancowry RS.4,860; M.V.Swarajdweep Rs.1,510 to Rs.3,870;M.V.Harshvardhana Rs.1,510 to Rs.5,880;M.V.Akbar Rs.1,310 to Rs.5
Auto-rickshaws : Auto-rickshaws are abundant, and within town should cost ₹20-40. Auto fare from airport to Aberdeen Bazaar in the city centre is Rs.30. Auto fare from Aberdeen Bazaar to Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex is Rs.10. From Aberdeen Bazaar to Marine jetty (from where you get ships to Havelock Islands, Long island, etc) is also ₹10 (as on March 2010) Note: Another writer would say these prices are extremely low and only a local would get them.
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Safety / WarningEdit
- Fire Service – 101
- Ambulance – 232102/233473
- Police Control Room – Port Blair – 232100,100
- Tourism Police Office – 03192-231346