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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  • Very unique place to visit. Amazing to see how history of this place unfolded. There are many old monuments and structures. The place could be maintained much better. There are some animals too that have inhabited the island or seem to have put here for tourist attraction.
  • Have a view from the top point of the island! It is breathtaking! You could see peacock, lots of deer.
  • A beautiful island which was inhibited by British during world wars. The island is very beautiful with old British buildings. We can see deers, peacock and snakes here. Personally I love this place 🙂.
  • Old leisure place of British at the expense of our labour.. Not much to see except the remains of their clubs.. Take the battery car ride to get around the island. Takes only 15-20mins. It reaches the highest point on the island to have a spectacular view of the seas. Surprised to see a lot of spotted deer and peacocks in the island.. No beach and water sports there.. Carry adequate food and water before u venture as there is only one shop which provides basic amenities.
  • It is a very nice and well maintained place you can see the British ruins there because when the British came to rule in India they made this island their base and there deers, peacocks and squirrels freely roam around you can take pictures with the deers but the peacock and squirrels run away
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