Ross Island Andamans
Ross Island Andamans, was the administrative capital during
the British rule over India . It is a small island which
stands off as a guard to Port Blair harbor.
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over an area of just 0.6 sq km. Ross Island is much
famous for its historical backgrounds and ruins which
are vivid examples to years of yore.
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You will find here
- Well-landscaped lawns leading up to clubhouses.
- Swimming pools
- Officer Messes
- Tennis Courts
- And a majestic church now ruined after the earthquake
- Graveyard with headstones of army officers who saw
an early death and also of an infant who lived only
for 22 hours
- A small museum Smritika which depicts the history
of the island , this has been set up by the Navy who
now own this palce.
You can visit Ross island during day time as the boat
services are available from the Phoenix Bay jetty at
8.30 AM, 10.30 AM, and 12.30 PM.
How To Reach:
Air: Port Blair Airport
Sea: Passenger ship service from Chennai,Calcutta,Vishakhapatnam
. Boat service from Phoenix Jetty.
If you enjoy historical tours where you can leaf through
the pages of history then surely visit Ross Island in
the Andamans. You will love the experience , tours are
conducted by South India Tour Travel
In order to reach Mayabunder, you have sail through Port Blair which is approximately about 157 kms from this point. Port Blair is connected to the major cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata. There are regular flights that operate to and from these places.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands are the 572 floating islands in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal is the archipelago, Stretched over an area of more than 700 kms, these islands are covered with dense forests and endless diversity of aboriginal and exotic flowers and birds. Andaman & Nicobar Islands takes you to the world of silver sandy beaches along the meandering coastline.
This Island the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime, is a tiny island situated few Kilometers away from Port Blair city. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner’s House, Govt. House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks, all in dilapidated condition, reminiscent of the old British regime.
Ever since Dr. James Pattison Walker arrived in Port Blair aboard the East India Company’s steam frigate ‘Senuramis’ on 10th March 1858, this island remained under British occupation till 1942. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japanese.However, the allies reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it. During British occupation, this island was the seat of power of the Britisher's.
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