Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Ross Island

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search

Ross Island is in the Andaman Islands of India. Once the capital of Andaman under British rule, it was moved to Port Blair after a 1940s earthquake.

Understand

History

Landscape

Flora and fauna

Climate

Get in

  • Ferry takes like 15 mins by ferry from Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex jetty. Boat fare is Rs 75 for a to and fro journey.

You can also pay the local fishermen to take you on day trips to mangrove creeks (Bridget Creek is nice) or places like Mt Harriet National Park (where you can beach your boat and go birdwatching). Don't pay more than Rs 2000/day for the boat, and you can often bargain it down to much less. Be sure to check with the Forest Dept before heading out, as many destinations require certain permissions.

Also there is package tour available for Ross Island, North Bay and Viper Island at Rs 360 per head. The trip starts at 9 am and ends at 5pm. Complimentary lunch and breakfast is provided by the tour operator.

Fees/Permits

Get around

See

Do

Buy

Drink

Sleep

Get out

Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages