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Ross Island

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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.

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Climate

In March/April (best time to go there) its generally very hot and humid. But the scenic beauty and landscape will soothe it. Do wear sunscreen and sunglasses. Also wear a cap. You can carry an umbrella while you walk.

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.

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Get around

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.

See

See the British era quarters, clubhouse, offices as well their complete setup, which would include power station, water distillation plant, workshop, bakery (this is very famous), secretariat, church, ferar beach, old jetty, open air theater.

Also do see the Japanese bunkers.

You will find a lot of deer/stags in the forest over here.

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