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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the most famous religious sites in Port Blair?

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If you go by the common assumption that Port Blair has got less in terms of religious spots, you are in for a big surprise. This quaint town has got much in terms of religious attractions, and as another surprise, these places are not just churches. Get a twist of divinity to your trip by saying a quick prayer at any of these places:


  • Sri Karpaga Vinayakar Temple

This temple is one of the most revered of all places for the Hindus in Port Blair. Located at Goalghar, it's cited to turn true every wish of yours. Walk in to the temple compound to be at one with the spirituality that surrounds this place.

Address: Goalghar

Port Blair

744101

India


  • Vetrimalai Murugan Temple

Considered as the holiest and most famous temple of the city, Vetrimalai Murugan Temple is clearly marked in every traveller's list. Folks from all over the Andamans queue up for a dekko at the deity here. Pay homage to the Almighty as this much-revered place of all times.

Address: RGT Road

Port Blair

744101

India

Situated right amidst the din of Phoenix Bay, you just can't escape this one. More than a place of worship, it's quite known for the brilliant architectural designs. Intricate designs that show impressions of Victorian days will have you hooked for some moments, as you walk the passages of this one.

Address: Phoenix Bay

Port Blair

744101

India


  • Marantha Full Gospel Church

This church is a major attraction for the natives as well as tourists alike. Known all around for the carved designs on its interiors, it holds a place of much reverence for the ardent followers as well. If you feel like stepping into the past, do visit this architectural wonder. Light a candle, say a prayer, and you'll find calm like never before.

Address:

Phoenix Bay

Port Blair

744101

India

Apart from these major beacons of faith and worship in Port Blair, there are many other religious attractions as well. You can also consider visiting Lord Shiva Temple, Lord Alaikadal Iyyanar Temple, Jama Masjid, Bahais Temple and Buddhist Temple.

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