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. For Ross Island and beyond, use our Port Blair holiday planner to get the most from your Port Blair vacation.
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  • Worth visiting, history is to be read from the boards provided at the entrance. Nothing much to see though. 
  • Ross Island used to be the capital of British once upon a time. It's now been maintained by Indian navy. Pls carry you're ID cards, it's a must here. You can see few animals deer, peacock n Rabbits mo...  more »
  • Ross Island along with Cellular Jail have got great history behind it ! It was the place where Britishers stayed and had established places for their rejuvenation. You cannot have a swim at Ross but i...  more »