The Place You Must Visit
Ross Island Andaman is a lovely destination in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This is a great spot to visit if you want to explore the day’s historical significance. Ross Island was the British colony’s headquarters, and it now retains the remnants of structures constructed during the British era.
With their wild branches, roots, and trunks, the Island’s century-old trees have caught a few key monuments, such as the Officers Quarters and dilapidated Church from British times. Ross Island’s must-see sights are the Chief Commissioner’s House, the Church, and the Britisher’s Cemetery.
A road leads up to the Island’s northern edge, where the cement (10 m) high circular lighthouse was built in 1977 on an offshoot rock approximately 50 meters (160 ft) from the coastline. During low tide, the tower is accessible. Photovoltaic panels were used for the first time in India at this lighthouse to charge the batteries that powered the lights.
Why should you pay a visit to Ross Island?
Ross Island is not only beautiful to look at; it is also a significant cultural and historical destination, offering a unique island experience. A visit to Ross Island should not be missed if you appreciate travelling and spending time in nature. Enjoy your stay and discover places at exclusive deals here at Holiday Treasure India.
The Ruins :
The amazing architectural remains, which include the remnants of a church, the chief commissioner’s mansion, an infirmary, and a cemetery, to name a few, are one of the Island’s primary attractions. Stepping through these constructions is like going back in time.
Light & Sound Show:
Witnessing the Island come back to life as it once was through all of the Color and Sound shows is a memorable experience. Gulzar, Shankar Ehsan Loy, and other notable artists are represented in the show.
The Indian Navy is in charge of the Smritika Museum. The museum has an exceptional collection of antiquities and photos depicting the city’s tumultuous past.
When the Island was used as a military camp, the Japanese erected those bunkers as watch stations and dozens of guns. These are still standing and serve as a reminder of Japan’s brief rule over the Island.
Numerous animals and birds, such as deer and peacocks, walk freely on the Island and are protected by the government. A wonderful addition for animal lovers.
Things you should know before visiting Ross island from Port Blair
- There is an entry fee of Rs 50 for individuals (above the age of nine) and Rs 25 for minors to enter the Island.
- The ticketing desk (at Port Blair) is open from 09.00 to 3.00 p.m. The boat leaves for Ross island in the morning.
- At 5.30 p.m, the lighting and sound spectacular begins at Ross island. Tickets must be purchased three days in advance, and picture IDs must be presented at the point of sale.
- There is no lodging on the Island; therefore, staying overnight is not feasible.
- Ross Island from Port Blair Ferry timings- The ferry leaves at 8.30 from port Blair. It is a short ride of barely 15-20 mins, and the light show at Ross island begins at 5.30, so the returning time from the Island is after the show ends, in the evening to be accurate.
Ross Island Tour Packages
The Ross island tour package with flight is available in different options like the Ross island tour package from Delhi and Ross island tour packages from Mumbai and Hyderabad.
The base packages for families offer 4 nights and 5 days stay. They include tours to scenic places and sightseeing of a few ruins and rare exotic animals and birds like the water monitor and imperial pigeons. Sightseeing packages are slightly short on the number of days.
The Ross island Andaman tours package has the best taste of Ross island’s historical importance to all travel enthusiasts. For instance, take a stroll through Japanese bunkers or explore some of the museums.
The Island can be explored in 3-4 hours. As there will be a lot of walking, we wear comfortable shoes and attire. Don’t forget to hike to the top for an incredible spectacular view of the nearby islands. Also, be free to interact with the gentle deers and other creatures on the Island, but keep in mind that you are not permitted to feed them. We provide multiple tours to Neil island, Havelock island, Ross island, etc., with packages starting at affordable price at Holiday Treasure India.
Absolutely. Our company believes in getting the customers the best experience out of their trips. So, we offer various plans and packages for your solo and group travel to Andaman. If you want a certain change to your preferences, you can contact us for immediate modification too, and get a customised plan just for you.
Our company works closely with your calendar to not let any mistakes seep in, however, if you wish to cancel your trip for any reason, you can get a refund for it as well. However, as per our policy, you will have to ask for a refund at least a month before arriving at your destination for a maximum refund. You can still request later but the amount refunded will likely be reduced.
Andaman islands are full of water sports and various other adventurous activities. So, at least a whole week is suggested for your staycation at the archipelago. You may enjoy different activities and cruise to places like Ross island to Port Blair in Andaman. However, you can contact us for a perfectly planned vacation if you are running tight on a schedule.
We offer many plans for our customers to accommodate a broader group of tourists with zero issues with the fees charged. Again, our plans are budget-friendly, and you can navigate through our website to find one that works for you. Moreover, we can promise that we have the perfect plan for each of your budgets.
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