Ross island the then capital of Andaman And Nicobar islands during British period from 1858 to 1942 and 1945 to 1947. During 1942 to 1945, the island was under to grip of Japanese. This island is now under Indian Navy. This is just 20minutes sea journey from Phoenix bay jetty of Port Blair. Cruises and port charters are available very frequently from Phoenix bay to Ross island. People can also reach Ross island after visiting North bay coral island. The usual trip will be to travel towards Viper island from Phoenix bay jetty and from Viper to North bay and then to Ross island. This is a one day package trip.
In Ross island people can see the ruins of buildings built during British period. Ruins of Church, Printing press, Government offices, Power house, Tennis court, Bakery, pond etc... can be seen. A museum called Smrithika is being maintained by Navy in this island. Some old photographs, documentary and photo copies of letters regarding the Ross island are displayed. A graveyard of Britishers surrounded by coconut palm trees is also available here. People can also visit the beaches located at the other side of the island by walk. Fearless deers and peacocks are found in the island. The island is full of coconut and palm trees. There are so many places in the island for the visitors to sit and relax.
Photography is not allowed from the front part of the island as it is considered as a secured place. Also, people should not take photos while approaching the island. They have to take tickets for all kind of cameras at the entry of the island and are free to take photographs inside the island. A small shop is available in the island for snacks only. A maximum of 2 hours is sufficient to cover all the places in Ross island. People can spend more time visiting the beaches (Ferar beach) at the other side of the island. Use of plastic items and disposing is prohibited. Swimming is allowed only near Smritika.
At the entry, an amount of INR 20 is to be paid for any camera tourists willing to carry along with them inside the Ross island.
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