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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  • What a lovely island. It is definitely a must visit island when in Port Blair, Andamans. A 15 min boat ride from Port Blair, the Island is now called Netaji Subash Chander Dweep and is managed by the ...  more »
  • Plenty of options available from Andaman jetty both for Ross island as well as Ross island and North bay island. People who wants to explore historic places should try this place. It has got war memor...  more »
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  • Small island, get to see the governor's house, printing presses and other buildings. Worth a visit. Would recommend to cover the island by walk as it's hardly 2 kms and gives a better experience overall.
  • Best site to spend your holidays. Much of the things are damaged but you will love. So much greenery. It feels like getting in the soul of nature.
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