It is a picturesque island that is steeped in history of Andaman. By visiting it, you can unravel the beauty, mystery, and charm of the place by manifold times. At present, it stands as a barren island with all its spectacular natural attractions. This Island was considered the capital of Andaman Islands during 1858 and this continued till 1941 until an earthquake came and destroyed it. Ross Island formed the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair. In the year 1941, the Japanese made the base into POW camp and constructed war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. The island is secluded now, with signs of its colonial glory remaining, such as the Chief Commissioner’s house and the Presbyterian church. Both of them are dilapidated and overgrown. The Indian Navy now controls the area.
HOW TO REACH ROSS ISLAND?
By taking a ferry ride from Marine Park, Port Blair, you can easily reach the island and witness all its splendour and grandeur.
TOURIST ATTRACTION AT ROSS ISLAND
Ross island presents the ideal opportunity for a tourist to take home beautiful memories of his/her visit to Andaman. Steeped in history, it reflects the British era very precisely and thus has become a great crowd puller. The barren island is known for its exceptional scenic beauty also boasts of museum and sanctuary. The sanctuary is endowed with diverse fauna and an assortment of natural beauty. Some of the major tourist attractions and must visit locales include:
The State Ballroom
The Chief Commissioner’s House
The Old Andamanese House and
The Government House