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Ross and Smith Islands

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Smith and Ross Islands
Ross and Smith Islands walk on SandBar

Smith and Ross Islands are in the Andaman Islands of India.

Understand[edit]

It is questionable whether it's legal to visit these islands, although it has been in the past, and day trips are easily arranged from Diglipur.

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Get in[edit]

Diglipur is the entry point for these islands.

Fees/Permits[edit]

Entrée fee to visit Ross Island Sanctuary: Foreigner (Adult)-500 INR, Foreigner (Children up to 12 years)-25 INR, Indian (Adult)-50 INR, Indian (Children)-25 INR, Camera – 25 INR

Charges of Fiber boats to Ross and Smith Island from Aerial Bay:

  • For a Voyage for 6 persons: 2000 INR
  • Beyond 06 Person: 200 INR per person
  • After 2 hours of waiting charges (after anchoring at destination): 300 INR

Get around[edit]

  • Dungis (Wooden boats) are no longer permitted for a trip to Ross and Smith Island. You will have to hire fiber boat. In past these Dungis (300-400 INR) were a real cheap deal for visiting Ross and Smith Islands.
  • Tours to Mangroves creeks (1500 INR for half day, 2000 INR for whole day) and other northern most islands (Near Coco Island) can be arranged by these fiber boat guys. They also have Dungis for smaller tours.
  • Overnight stay is not allowed at Ross and Smith Island.

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  • Tours to Mangroves creeks (1500 INR for half day, 2000 INR for whole day) and other northern most islands (Near Coco Island) can be arranged by these fiber boat guys. They also have Dungis for smaller tours.

Just to giving the info, The northern coast is 45 km to Myanmar

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Stay safe[edit]

Travel to the rest of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is illegal and dangerous. The archipelago is mostly inhabited by uncontacted peoples and disturbing their culture can result in violence and plague.

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