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Ross Island

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Southern India : Andaman and Nicobar : 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.




Flora and fauna


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.


Get around

Walking is the only option. Its a small island.


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. Farzand Ali Store here is famous. It is now maintained like a museum, has a lot of pictures of the British era.

Also do see the Japanese bunkers.

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




There is an aquaguard in the jetty. Also you will get a lot of coconut water (Rs 15-20)


Get out



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