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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  • Wonderful journey from Port Blair - a 15 min jetty. On the island you can see and feel deer, peacock, rabbit and can ride a mini-taxi to a view point.  more »
  • Its worthwhile to see the buildings which are still standing by the roots of the Ficus trees.Its too sunny to visit the place but still can be visited once.  more »
  • The island had a small English settlement consisting of prison guards, british army officers and their families. The place has a graveyard of the yore and is filled with friendly antlers who are very ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, great atmosphere and nice scenic beauty. It was the Headquarters of Andaman during the British Rule in India. Although all the historical buildings here are ruined still it is a great tourist attraction to the visitors of Andaman and has been a must place of visit. Peacocks and deer's here are beautiful and wandering around freely. Light and sound in the evening is also beautiful which narrates the history of this historical place. Small cars are also available here to visit all points of the surrounding areas with minimum charges. But it would be good to walk around and enjoy the beautiful island.
  • This Island is a museum kind of thing. Hit this place if u want to see the role of this island in preserving andaman at various stages of our fight for independence both from humans as well as nature. No water sports avail. not recommend for old age people as it is a hill and u have to climb stairs as well as have to cover some height to roam around.
  • We headed to Aberdeen Jetty around 8.30am. If you go much later the place is teaming with boatloads of tourists. We waited until our little 10 person boat was full and the boat left. You have around 1.5 hours on the island - plenty of time. You return on the same boat. There is no clear route to take, but we wandered around - and it was really cool! Interesting to see the Victorian houses completely overgrown. There are good information boards telling the story of the island. There are chipmunk and deer everywhere too.
  • 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.
  • I just loved this place. Awesome atmosphere and natural beauty of this place. Once visit in a life.
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