This beautiful, isolated island allowed nature to gently but surely take its toll as banyan trees covered the buildings, eventually supplanting the man-made structures.
Why to visit this place
Ross Island, located in the South Andaman district, is a key portion of the Andaman Islands, and tourists have frequented the island due to its breathtaking beauty. Previously, it served as the administrative capital of the Andaman Islands, but after 1941, Port Blair became the administrative capital.
This island was a British colony in pre-independence India, where administrative activity were at their peak. It was known as the "Paris of the East," and relics of the colonial period can still be found today. A visit of this island transports you along a path of nostalgia while also providing a break from the bustle of Andaman's tourist hotspots.
The flora and animals you'll see on this island are incredible, and the island's population of peacocks, birds, and deers will astound you. This island also has a large range of plant species. There are also the ruins of a church, a cellular jail, a bakery, and various more structures to examine.
More About Ross Island
How to reach Ross Island?
Ross Island is only 2 kilometres from Port Bair so getting there is not a problem. To get to this lovely tiny island from Port Blair you can take the air or the boat.
What are the times for the Ross Island Light and Sound Show?
Except on Wednesdays and important holidays the iconic Light and Sound show is held every evening at Ross Island. The 45-minute show which begins at 5.15 p.m. was created in collaboration with well-known Bollywood personalities.
What is the best time to visit Ross Island?
The winter months on the other hand are the best time to visit Ross Island. The temperature does not drop significantly and the sea conditions are also ideal.
Adults (above the age of 9) is charged around Rs 90, while children approx. (under the age of 9) Rs 25. Children's tickets are Rs 25 while adults' tickets are Rs 100 approximately. The cost of the boat is around Rs 100 for everyone. Tickets must be purchased three days in advance, and picture identification must be presented at the time of purchase.
Open Time : Open 24 hours
Entry : free
Address : Ross Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Durgapur RV, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
By Abhilasha Prasad