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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  • We have paid all the tickets money in advance but when we reached at port. The navy person open a ticket counter and charged 50/-per person as a entry fee. That was already taken by Directorate of tou...  more »
  • You have to go by boat from the jetty and about 20 minutes run. Entry fee Rs 30/-, here better to see this little island by walk, no need to take e-rickshaw because they are in hurry to take you back ...  more »
  • Although I visited Andaman in Jan 2013 but I am posting this review now, one of the best Island which was in our itinerary, Navy has its base here and on the back side of this island a very pristine b...  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.
  • Though island is small and easily accessible from Port Blair, it had very good old memories of British India. Especially the trees with roots on all buildings and deer peacock and rabbit to play makes a delightful visit. Don't forget to visit this place in Andaman packages
  • It's one of the tourist spot in Andaman, it's presently under Indian Navy. When entering you can easily spot a big Indian Flag on the right which really gives a goosebumps and a sense of patriotism. There is a entry fee. The island can be easily covered by walking but not recommended for elders to walk for them, get a electronic rickshaw. It has got 8 important spots to look for. You will come across many deer over there also some birds like peacocks and other animals like rabbits. They are all free roaming inside the island. It's really beautiful place. Entry Fee: Civilian - Rs. 30/- Defence - Rs. 30/- Camera - Rs. 30/-
  • The English soon retook the island but surprisingly never occupied it. Rumours began to circulate about an Earthquake which had devastated the island and some said that the Island was sinking. The ornate carvings and wooden structure were relocated to Port Blair where they once again decorated the offices there. The Sea slowly took over and the retaining walls were soon destroyed. The Tsunami has also left it’s tell tale signature. The buildings have fallen into ruin, the trees have taken over where man left off, completely encircling them in their own grotesque beauty.
  • Small and very beautiful nicely maintained island. Colonial period ruins. Named after British officer and also served as headquarter. Now places are having historical ruins yet beautiful small sea shore beaches , church and deer and peacock. In evning light and sound show of 40 mins also running describing history of the place. One hour is enought to see surroundings.

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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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