Ross Island, Port Blair

Ross Island - A Quick Overview


Address: Ross Island, near Port Blair, Andaman, India

Ticket Price: 20 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

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About Ross Island, Port Blair

Ross Island is a small yet historically significant island situated near Port Blair. It was the administrative headquarters for the British during their rule in the Andamans. During the British rule, that the island was developed to a perfect township. It had to be vacated however due to an earthquake. One can still find ruins of the fascinating buildings on the island, like the Ballroom, the Chief Commissioner's House, Govt. House, a Church, a Hospital, a Bakery, a Press, a Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks. Ofcourse, these all are in a decrepit condition. In its heyday, Ross Island was known as the ‘Paris of the East’. Today, the Island is under Indian Navy’s jurisdiction.

Ross Island Ticket Prices

  • Entry ticket for Adult Rs.20
  • Children between 5 and 12 years Rs.10
  • Children under 5 years have free entry.
  • Video Camera Rs.50; Still Camera Rs.10; Ferry ticket in between Rs.75 to Rs.100.

Ross Island Opening and Closing Hours

  • Ferry timings 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm.
  • Service closed on Wednesdays.

How To reach Ross Island by Public Transport

  • Ferry from Aberdeen Jetty

Restaurants Near Ross Island

  • A snack shack is present on the island.
  • Packed picnic basket is recommended.

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