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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  • It is a very big island so you need enough time to see it. We didn't get enough time to walk around whole island bcz of ferry timings. But the fact is, it's a beautiful place to see n njoy. One should...  more »
  • must see the light and sound show at the island. buy the tickets in advance from information and publicity centre. good to learn history .  more »
  • If you have time on your itinerary then give it a go, otherwise it is nothing to write home about. A short ferry from the main island, this former colonial base, now is mainly ruins. Rs 30 entry. Main...  more »
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  • 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.
  • An ultimate destination for nature lovers.. the ruins of the British Empire is really worth viewing... Short distance from Port Blair makes it easy for access... The peacocks and deers add to its beauty... The old structural ruins is also worth viewing... The Ferar beach is a complete excitement for a nature lover
  • 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.
  • Absolutely Gorgeous place for tourists.... Must visit this place.... The island became the base for the British and served as their Administrative Headquarters.... The Island was handed over to the indian navy due to its strategic importance owning to its geographical location......

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Where to stay in Port Blair

The old colonial center of Port Blair possesses a decent array of places to stay: spruced-up old buildings housing stylish boutiques with sea views; family-run guesthouses providing both shared and private rooms; and a few newly built hotels, offering rooms from standard to luxury. Inland to the south sit a few clusters of accommodations, where luxury retreats sit side by side with simple guesthouses, while the coastal areas around the state capital have a number of beachfront lodgings set around scenic bays.
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