During the world war 2, Andaman went through the major transformation. Japanese took the possession of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1942 and a year later, the Provisional Government and the INA. This was when Subhash Chandra Bose visited here and received a ceremonial welcome. During his visit to Andaman in on 30th December 1943, he hoisted the Tricolor for the first time on free Indian soil, much before India attained Independence declaring the island as the free territory from the British rule. Currently, the place where he hoisted the flag stands today as a great memorial, and one of the best places to visit over a heritage tour to Andaman. It was built by the Andaman Club as a mute testimony of Netaji's visit to the islands.
This flag hoisting memorial is located at the historic Gymkhana ground, which is now known as the Netaji Stadium. Taxis, autos, buses, and minibuses are available from everywhere in Port Blair to reach the memorial.
The memorial is a part of the Netaji Stadium, which hosts the major local football and cricket matches, and other public events. Tourists can also go for Aberdeen Heritage Walk during which they can see heritage buildings like Netaji Club Ground, Andaman Club, Clock Towers, etc.
Tourists can visit Netaji Flag Hoisting Memorial anytime of the year.