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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  • A must visit place. Brief history of time. Photographers will love it. Britishers established such a beautiful Colony against all odds. 
  • This Island have old building/barracks & remains of British Officers who stayed to Govern the Islands. Also refered as Venice of East during that period. One Should walk to the left of the Magistrate ...  more »
  • Not to be confused with Ross and Smith island. This was one of the most famous island of British India which now lies in much ruin and is used by the Indian defense. The island was an epitome of grand...  more »