Far from the busy and chaotic atmosphere of the cities, Ross Island situated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an enticing place. This engrossing island serves as a relief to the eyes and lets an individual enjoy some tranquil moments with Mother Nature. After a severe earthquake that occurred in the year 1941, the island was shattered and only ruined buildings were left over. The place is a canopy cover now, which was earlier a lively place. Ross Island attracts tourists from all over the world to witness its landscapes, alluring waters, wildlife beauty and left over ruins. Attractions
Smritika, a small museum that has been established by the Indian Navy and is managed by them as well
Exotic beaches with crystal clear water
Surrounding attractions is the historic city of Port Blair, where you can find various interesting places like Sippighat Farm, Chidiya Tapu, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park etc.
How To Reach? By Air: There are many flights from Calcutta and Chennai on rotational basis to Port Blair. By Rail: There is no direct rail connection to the islands but there is always a railway out-agency at the Secretariat. By Road: Taxis and auto-rickshaws are easily available in Port Blair that will take you to Ross Island. Having your own transportation will help you to explore the island in a better manner. Also, Bicycles are available at low rates. By Sea: Ships sail to the island from Calcutta, Chennai, and Visakhapatnam. The trip may take 3-4 days from Chennai.
The island is 2 km from the capital city Port Blair. A short ride by boat that starts from Phoenix Bay Jetty can easily take you to Ross Island.
There are various hotels suiting all budgets. You donít have to spend much for a comfortable stay in Ross Island.
Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, and other tribal languages
One has to sign a visitorís book managed by Navy when entering the island
Best Time To Go
As it is a tropical monsoon region, the area receives rain almost throughout the year. January, February and March are dry months. So, itís up to you to enjoy the rain or not. Otherwise October To May is the best time to visit.