The privilege of not only being Asia's largest and oldest saw mill, but having an entire Island to itself makes Chatham Saw Mill stand out from the ordinary. Established in 1883 the mill has been operating for over 175 years, keeping in place the original machinery and technology of wood processing.
Not to be missed at the Mill is the system of transporting logs and wood across rails, powered by a diesel locomotive and having a unique navigation system, where a unit can be turned by even 360 degrees with minimum ease.
The mill is also house to a forest department museum where exquisite pieces of wood work can be admired. The Mill was also targeted by the Invading Japanese forces and was bombed in early March 1942, and till date the signs of the attack can be seen, evident with the ever-present bomb pits in the grounds of the mills.

Genral Information

Location: Chatham, Port Blair.
Timings: 8:00 to 14:30
Closed on: Sundays and Public holidays.
Ticket Details: (a) Adult: Rs. 10/- per person.
(b) Child: Below 5 years no ticket.
Video Camera : No Charge
Still Camera : No Charge
How to Reach : Connected by road.

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