Just 20 km from Diglipur and 320 km from Port Blair, lies the Twin Islands- Ross and Smith. It is one of the most beautiful places in the Andaman Islands. Both the islands are joined by a sandbar which is visible during low tide and eventually gets submerged during high tide. The sandbar in the form of a crescent is the unique attraction of the region.
The water is crystal clear and transparent in colour. Smith Island is best suited for island camping and is perfect to enjoy local village life.
You can visit Marine Sanctuary on the Island that makes it an ideal place for spotting dynamic corals reefs and colourful underwater species.
The beach is surrounded by tropical forests and is a preferred place for eco-trail and trekking. Ross and Smith Islands are home to rare Olive Ridley turtles and one can witness the turtle nesting in the winter months of December and January. Along with that Sun, Bathing is an experience you do not want to miss when on Ross and Smith Island.
How To Reach Ross and Smith Island?
Situated in Port Blair, Ross and Smith Islands are easily accessible. It is just about 6 to 7 km from the center city of Port Blair. You can reach this place by hiring a cab or can reach this place by hiring a cab or can travel by local transportation such as autos, taxis, two-wheelers, etc.
The entry fee for Indians is 50 Indian rupees, for children is 25 rupees, and for foreigners, it is marked at 500 Indian rupees.
Ross and Smith Island have small huts where you can take a rest and enjoy nature. You can try changing rooms free of cost. It is required to bring your lunch as there is no facility for a restaurant or hotel in that region.
Activities To Do At Ross And Smith Islands
The land of Andaman is mostly preferred by travel enthusiasts because of different water sports activities. The shimmering beaches along with rich underwater marine life has a lot to offer to its visitors. Activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, glass-bottom ride can be enjoyed by the visitors with their friends and family.
- Scuba Diving
- Marine Sanctuary
- Museum By Indian Navy
- Places To Stay At Ross And Smith Island
It is a popular water sports activities for adventure enthusiasts. Diving straight into the calm waters of the Andaman you can experience rich marine life. You can be close to those beautiful corals and can observe their behavior.
You do not need professional training to participate in scuba diving. There will be professionals to guide you throughout your diving journey. You can have an enthralling experience of your life by participating in Scuba Diving. For more details, click here.
The marine sanctuary of Ross and Smith Islands is the biggest attraction and is considered to be the ideal place for exploring the rare collection of vivacious coral reefs and vibrant fish species. As both the Islands are home to rare Olive Ridley turtles, tourists like to come to watch turtle nesting in December and January.
Several islands are adjoining Ross Island such as Smith Island, Neil Island and Barren Island. This place is a favourite space for history buffs and nature lovers. The entire Island is administered by the Indian Navy. Smritika Museum, a museum that is managed by the Indian Navy displays a collection of old records and information.
Snorkelling is a method of swimming where you push an entire body into the water with a designed tube called snorkel. This equipment helps the snorkeller to notice underwater life for an extended time with comparatively less effort. You can enjoy this fun activity at Ross and Smith Islands. For details Click Here
Andaman visit is always an enthralling experience as it lets you explore nature wholeheartedly. You can plan summer and winter holidays keeping in mind different activities to enjoy at Andamans.
You can choose the best tour packages from RSR Tours and Travels online for comfortable sightseeing and stay in the land of Andamans. You can choose to stay at a luxurious beach hotels such as Ross and Smith, Pristine Beach Resort, Hotel Laxmi Villa, Hotel DX and more. Let yourself enjoy nature to the fullest. Come to Andaman and experience heaven on earth.