Chatham Saw Mill

Chatham Saw Mill, Port Blair: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Chatham Saw Mill Reviews: 3.5/5

Chatham Saw Mill
3.5
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3.5
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Kushal360
Kolkata (Calcutta), India51 contributions
Several attractions at one place (nearby)
Jan 2020
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 forest museum as well.

The canteen might be mainly for their staffs but was beautiful and had food at very cheap rate.
Written December 14, 2020
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saikatkundu600
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,541 contributions
BIG SHAW MILL
Mar 2020
The mill is huge in size . It has a great historical importance. There are different type of sections. Everyone can see the different sections.
Written November 18, 2020
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ridaarefin
Kolkata (Calcutta), India40 contributions
Go for a quick visit to a saw mill made in 1883
Jun 2019
The visit will not take more than an hour. My 9 year old daughter was excited to see how the wood was being cut.
Written April 14, 2020
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AnilChadda
Pune, India210 contributions
Excellent history of a Saw Mill, good curious
Mar 2020
Excellent history of a Saw Mill, good curious. Nice place to have a tour and spend an hour or so. Just located near to the Mount Harriyat Ferry point
Written March 7, 2020
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GR20120
Bengaluru, India34 contributions
Very interesting establishment with a Historical perspective
Feb 2020
The Mill gives an idea about the systematic processing of Timber in those days. There is a small museum for the technically inclined which gives sufficient information for the layman to understand the process.
The attitude of the management is very poor - no guide was available to explain the plant shop by shop and that greatly reduced the value of the visit.
The other attractions include Japanese Bunker and a Bomb Crater within the premises
Sufficient no of photo ops are available for those inclined in that direction
Written February 28, 2020
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Yogeshmaloo
Kolhapur, India128 contributions
Average. Old Saw mill.
Nov 2019
It was an Average Saw Mill. A big one. but not so convincing. u will find a so-called museum where some art has been kept. you will get some good information about Tribes in Andaman. but overall Ok.
Written January 13, 2020
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Mayank
50 contributions
Asia's Biggest Saw Mill
Jan 2020 • Couples
Asia's biggest saw mill at a walkable distance from haddo jetty. Has a forest musuem and japnese bomb pits inside. earlier it used to operate in 3 shifts. But now only 1 shift so closes at 2 pm. No tourists allowed after 2 pm. Don't buy the stuff from souvenir shop it is expensive same stuff is available at sagarika(The government store). There is a private sagarika also, but advisable to visit the government one.
Written January 8, 2020
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Raj Kumar
15 contributions
nostalgic
Dec 2019
Was quite nostalgic since my uncle worked there as Deputy conservator and had narrated so many anecdotes..
Written December 20, 2019
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Aryan2007
Mumbai, India19,225 contributions
British era saw mill !
Nov 2019
Chatham saw mill is a British era saw mill which 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, by salvaging whatever was functional and repairable. We saw the site where the bomb was dropped during World war 2. Now it is owned by the government.

We alighted here during our visit to Mount Harriet National park. The saw mill is well maintained. There are a few good shops just outside the mills where we bought some original Padauk wood artifacts which is the specialty of Andaman islands as souvenirs.

Written December 19, 2019
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Zarin S
Mumbai, India738 contributions
Chatham Saw Mill
Dec 2019
Chatham is a small island by itself. The olden times Saw Mill still works and that is a wonder. Place is pretty big and the guide explained everything to us. The wooden souvenirs that they sold there were very good.
Written December 15, 2019
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