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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  • Ross Island was also the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair.After some time, the Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of w...  more »
  • When you are in andamans every single thing is beautiful but this island is something you would have never seen before. With history dates back to the British era it shows how British use to live ther...  more »
  • This is an excellent location. Very small and beautiful island with a lot of coconut trees. This island was a British settlement during 1900 to 1945 and we can see the remnants of their buildings incl...  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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