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Ross Island (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island)

Church at Ross Island

Ross Island, renamed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island in 2018 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is a historical destination near Port Blair. With remnants of British architecture, this island echoes the colonial past of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The island used to be the administrative headquarters back during colonial rule. Now it has ruins left by the Britishers.

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Where is Ross Island Located?

Ross Island is located close to Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

How to Reach Ross Island?

The island is frequented by tourists on fiber boats which can accommodate 3-4 individuals.

By boat:

You can take a fiber boat from Aberdeen Jetty, located in the Rajiv Gandhi water sports complex, Marina Park. It will take around 15-20 minutes for you to reach Ross Islands. The round-trip tickets will cost you ₹370 per person. The stay on the island will be of 1.30 hours.

Boats for Ross Island (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island)

Ross Island entry fee:

There is no entry fee. You will just have to bear the transportation costs.

Options to Stay:

You cannot stay at Ross Island as it does not have any hotels or resorts.

Things to do:

Sight Seeing:

You will find ruins all across the island. There are many like the Presbyterian Church, Printing Press, Chief Commissioner’s Bungalow, and many more.

Printing Press at Ross Island

There are also electric buggies for you to take a ride on.

Electric Buggy on Ross Island

Deer Park

You will find deer roaming freely on the island. There are also peacocks and rabbits on the island.

Deer at Ross Island

Light and Sound Show:

You can witness the light and sound in the evening. To know about the schedule, show timings, and pricing of tickets, read our article on the light and sound show at Ross Island (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island)

Other Places of Interest:

  • Ferar Beach
  • Troops Barrack
  • Lone Sailor
  • Cemetery
  • Japanese Bunker
  • Smritika Museum
  • Water Distilling Plant
  • Subordinates Club
  • Lone Sailor

Facilities available:

Guest Room.

Bakery & Cafeteria:

On the island, you will find a bakery for refreshments and a cafeteria for lunch.

Tourist Shed:

For visitors to take a break.

Toilet Complex.

Is Ross Island worth visiting?

It is one of the most frequented tourist spots on the Andaman Islands and is a must-visit for history buffs. Its British buildings make it unique from other places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and on the country as a whole.

One must not miss this island on a trip to Andaman.

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