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Way back, in 1788, a young British officer named Archibald Blair discovered the splendid natural harbour that he named Port Cornwallis, which was later named after him.

Beauty of Port Blair harbour at dawn is unmatched.It was discovered by Arab merchants in the 9th century, Marco Polo was the first official visitor to this tropical string of islands. The islands were involved in political tug-of-wars — they were annexed by the Marathas in the late 17th century, then by the British in the 19th century and then occupied by the Japanese during World War II — before they were incorporated into the Indian Union in 1947.One can see many chain of fortified Japanese bunkers in Port Blair.

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