Ross Island Overview

Ranked 3 of 41 sightseeing in Port Blair
Ross Island, located about 2 km from Port Blair, is a popular tourist spot with remnants of the Victorian British era. Some of the remains of British era that can be seen in the island include old buildings like the chief commissioners house, Presbyterian Church, state ball room, an old Andamanese home bakery, swimming pool and a hospital. A museum in Ross Island, maintained by Indian Navy, has a collection of pictures depicting the island in its full glory.
A documentary about Ross Island is shown at the bakery from 9.30 am to 9.45 am and from 11.30 am to 11.45 am. Bunkers and tunnels made by Japanese soldiers during World War can also be found on the Island.
Currently, the entire island is being maintained by Indian Navy. The Island is open for visitors from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on all days except Wednesday. An entry fee of INR 20 is collected.
Ross Island is an ideal place for those who want to learn about the history of British occupied India and their activities in this region.
Ferries are available from the main island on a regular basis.
Viper Island is another island worth visiting and located nearby.

What travellers are saying about Ross Island

Experience scale
  • Excellent 34
  • Very Good 32
  • Good 19
  • Average 2
  • Poor 1
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  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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Reviews and Ratings

Tejas Pandya

Tejas Pandya4.3/5

43 reviews

Governing place where british had their setup

This island is known for this flora and fauna. Its dense jungle and even the british office is now a jungle. It is located around 2 hours from Port Blair and there are ferries to reach this place. The visit would be around 2-3 hours and return by 4 PM.

Arnab sarkar

Arnab sarkar5.0/5

1 review

Ross Island-Paris of the East

Ross Island is 30 mins away from Port Blair. You have to take boat either from Marina Park jetty or from Junglighat jetty. Ross island is perfect place for short trip. Ross island is known as "Paris of the East". If you can visualize the place at the time British you will come to know this place was given such a name. This island had its own luxurious bungalow, church, golf course. You can watch amazing light and sound show from 6 pm. This place is a must visit for tourist. Try to avoid light and sound show of Cellular Jail and do watch L&S show of Ross island.

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Manpreet taneja

Manpreet taneja4.3/5

8 reviews

Beautiful nature sceneries

this tranquil island is Britishers capital before independence.Beach is clean and very beautiful.Best time to visit is during the month of November or December.

Smriti Das

Smriti Das4.3/5

205 reviews

A historical island near Port Blair

Ross Island is another beautiful & historical island near Port Blair. It is located just a kilometre far from Port Blair city. 26.12.2016, at 8.45 am after having breakfast we're ready to move to Ross Island but 26.12.2004 as the Tsunami triggered, the people of Andaman offer homage on this day in each year. Homage time was from 10 am to 11 am, so the cruse did not move at that time. After waiting half an hour we moved towards Ross island by boat. Ross Island was the former capital of Port Blair during the British regime. It had every thing at that period such as bakery, stores, bazar, workshop, water distillation plant, church, tennis court, printing press, hospital, secretariat, open air theatre etc.but today nothing is there. Every thing has disappeared. A few building structures left which housed some of these landmarks. Now a days it is maintained like a museum.

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Sethu lakshmi narayanan

Sethu lakshmi narayanan5.0/5

7 reviews

Amazing

Awesome place to spend time Superb island. Lot of deer peacock and rabbit also there is chruch inside. Good beach. We went thru a ferry as we went only by 1.30pm. Understand there is no ferry after 2 pm. Govt ferry charge only 100. We took speed boat which they charged for Ross Island and north bay for 2500. Understand if you need use the govt ferry which charges 550 per person. Being 4 of us almost it worked the same. But better to do in the morning as we were rushing in Ross Island.

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Padmanaban ramasamy

Padmanaban ramasamy3.6/5

4 reviews

Japanese place

This was occupied by Japanese. From Aberdeen Jetty have 10 minutes boat ride to Ross island. Previously administration was there. Still the damaged buildings is there. Deer and peacocks are there.Back side one beach is available.Boat will give time in ticket itself, so you have to return in that time. The time is around an 1.5 hours.

Arnav Mathur

Arnav Mathur4.3/5

78 reviews

A colonial Island

Ross Island was a British administrative base at one point of time.The whole island has no beach but old British building ruins and a good garden where one can enjoy a long walk .Currently it is under control of the Indian Navy which has a office structure and some guestrooms there.The perfect outing includes getting packed lunch and enjoying it in the lush green lawns and thereafter taking a long stroll and interacting with the deer and occasionally feeding them as well.The island can be reached by ferrys which ply from Port Blair to Ross and the tickets have to be pre-booked.

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Vidyut Maurya

Vidyut Maurya4.3/5

116 reviews

Capital of Andaman

Ross island was first capital of Andaman. it is a beautiful small island now Owens Indian navy. can see here old buildings and nice sea beach . can go by boat from Rajeev Gandhi water sports complex.
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Sudhish

Sudhish3.2/5

3 reviews

Of Peacoks, Deers and Ruins

Nothing much to see around except for peacocks, deer and ruins of old barracks. There are better islands and this can definitely be skipped in your itinerary.

Sumit Sinha

Sumit Sinha4.3/5

34 reviews

Old capital of Andaman

It is a story of our freedom struggle and broken buildings of British era. This island was once upon a time of British colony and capital of Andaman but during earthquake they have shifted to Port Blair.One can visit the island by a short boat ride from Port Blair. You can see the broken buildings of British era. Three are lot of peacocks and deers roaming freely. main attraction is in the evening are light and sound. It is far better than light and sound of Cellular jail . You can take golf cart to visit the island and they charge Rs.100/ person.

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Photos of Ross Island

Ross Island, Port Blair
Ross Island
Ross Island, Port Blair
View of the beach
Ross Island, Port Blair
Ross Island, Port Blair
Ross Island, Port Blair
Ross Island