Andaman & Nicobar Islands Overview
Located just 2 km east of Port Blair is Ross Island. Also known as Netaji Subhash Bose Island. An Island which was once the administrative headquarters of the British, but today is only an uninhabited island. Following an earthquake that hit Ross Island in the year 1941, the British left the island and shifted their settlement to Port Blair.
At first sight of the island, it is tough to believe that this abandoned place was once the seat of British power and housed everything from a bazaar, a church, stores, bakery, a water treatment plant, tennis court, printing press, secretariat, hospital, cemetery and other vital institutions.
Today, everything has disappeared except a few buildings, which housed some of these landmarks. The Indian Navy has managed to rebuild some old buildings, such as the local stores and the bakery, to provide the visitors with a feel of the bygone era. Souvenirs can also be purchased from these shops.
Must Know Before You Visit Ross Island
How To Reach Ross Island: To get to Ross Island, you will have to take a ferry from the Water Sports Complex or Aberdeen Jetty. The trip to the island from there is a fifteen-minute ride.
HOW TO BOOK A ROSS ISLAND BOAT TICKETS
Booking: Go to our website and book your ferry tickets with free drop & pickup for cab only city area
Time Taken: Less than 15 minutes
Requirements: Passport of non-Indians and ID proof for Indians
Tips For Visiting Ross Island:
1. Usually, people visit the island for only two to three hours. Ideally, a full day trip to the island is more enjoyable and worthy.
2. In case you wish to enjoy the Light and Sound Show on the island, you will have to take the 4:00 PM boat ride to the island, or a ride before that, to reach in time.
North Bay Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Overview
North Bay Island in Andaman is most preferred by tourists for its breathtaking coral reefs and exhilarating adventure activities. Interestingly, the picture of an island on the back of a 20 Rupee note is of North Bay Island.
North Bay Island
Competes with some of the most beautiful islands all over the world when it comes to attracting tourists. Activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, sea walking, and glass boat rides are what allures tourists the most. You will find more things to do here than at Neil Island or Havelock.
Things to Do in North Bay Island
There are a plethora of snorkeling and scuba diving operators at the island, verified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Witness the incredible marine life up close, swim with the vibrant schools of fishes and admire the beautiful corals. If you are not much of a swimming person, go for a sea walk or a glass boat ride (best for children and elderly). All marine activities here will leave you in awe.
You must choose the activities depending on the weather. If the sky is cloudy, the visibility will be low, and you won't be able to get the best out of the activities you choose. The guides and instructors are professional and friendly; there is no compromise on quality.
3 to 4 hours are enough on this Island to soak it all in. Whether you spend the day relaxing in a hammock or treat yourself with some thrill, you are surely bound to have a great time here.