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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  • Not just the mill itself is important for its historical importance, it offers several other places of attraction in that area. There are a bunker and a bomb pit from the World War II era and a...  more »
  • The mill is huge in size . It has a great historical importance. There are different type of sections. Everyone can see the different sections.  more »
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  • One of the oldest saw mill. Visited many a times in the 90s. It was set up in the year 1833. It is the largest and oldest mill across Asia. Situated on the Chatham island, it is connected to the city of port Blair by a 109 meter long bridge. Best time to visit- morning, afternoon This is a must visit place for all.
  • Chatham Saw Mill is the saw mill situated in Chatham Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. It was set up in 1883 with the primary objective to meet the local requirements of saw and timber for the constructional works. It is owned by the state government.

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