Ross Island, Port Blair

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At Ross Island, explore an abandoned settlement overtaken by the roots of wild Ficus plants, giving it an otherwordly feel. Residential structures still stand firm, despite that fact that they're being swallowed by nature. Examine the old church, hospital, and bazaar as you walk the brick walkways. The island was first abandoned because of severe weather conditions, which drastically increased the mortality rate. However, after World War II, the British governed the uninhabited island until they handed it over to the Indian Navy in 1979. Today tourists swarm the place, so book your ferry boat early, and remember that visitors must sign in upon entry and exit. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Blair trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • This is an average place to go for. Just having ruins of administrative era. Plan your visit if you are having an extra day with you and club it with north bay.  more »
  • This is place which was preferred by Britishers as safe place close to Port Blair, for administration and residence. Now totally abandoned and under control of Indian Navy. Another wonder is legendary...  more »
  • We went to this place twice,once for Light & sound show in late evening/night and on next day( We planned only for going to North bay but couldn't find a ferry that goes only to North bay as all ferry...  more »
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  • It is one of the beautiful location for the nature lovers as well as for families. We can get to know the history of andaman regarding how people had fought for the freedom of our country and for that what they had undergone. Definitely it'll bring us tears by reading those stories which are displayed. We can also find out how Britishers had a luxurious life by making us suffer.
  • One of the must visit places in Andaman and quite close to Port Blair. Gives us an idea about the kind of life Britishers lived at the expense of Indians. Has one of the most beautiful beach in Ferar beach which while a bit rocky, is full of colors. A boat/ferry cost 280 per head and entry charge was about 20 per head. At the highest point you get to see the remains of Chief's bungalow and Church. The views are stunning from the northern most point. The whole thing can take 1:30 if you have the time.
  • I just loved this place. It's a must visit island on your trip to Andaman. It's under the control of Indian Navy, hence you have an entry ticket of Rs.30/person (Rs.15/person in defence quota). So you are not allowed to go towards the sea shore. This is the place where families of British rulers in Andaman used to live. There you will find old ruins of headquarter offices, bakery, printing area, church and cemetery etc.
  • No wonder this island is one of the must visits in Andaman. Well maintained and great preservation of British times. Awesome scenic beauty all around the island.
  • This Island once in British period used as residential area of British high officials. once it was neat and clean. But this time all most all the structures are abandoned. There are many dear and peacock are freely roaming in the Island.

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