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Ross Island, Port Blair

Ross Island Rd, 744104, India

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About Ross Island, Port Blair

This Island the erstwhile capital for the most of Andaman Islands from 1858 until an earthquake in 1941. Netaji Subhash Chand Bose Island was also the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair.In 1941, the Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. It now lies deserted.



Attractions near Ross Island, Port Blair

Cellular Jail National Monument1.61km from Ross Island, Port Blair

Also known as Kālā Pānī (Hindi for black waters), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable independence activists such as Veer Savarkar, Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India's independence.

Aberdeen Clock Tower2.25km from Ross Island, Port Blair

Aberdeen Clock Tower was built in the memory of Indian and British soldiers who defended the islands during World War I. The simple, bright yellow, obelisk-shaped clock tower serves as a good meeting point which was located in the center of a busy marketplace.

Science Centre2.36km from Ross Island, Port Blair

The Science Centre at Goodwill Estate is a delightful place to spend an afternoon with your family. It is a large museum established in 2003, fostering an environment of fun-filled learning, with a playground with innovative slides and swings within its compound. The models on display explain some very interesting natural phenomena like the behaviour of fishes according to climates and the way the oceans work, guaranteeing to keep both adults and children fascinated.

Gandhi Park2.52km from Ross Island, Port Blair

Gandhi Park is just the perfect sightseeing place in Andaman to relax, rejuvenate, and revive. The park has its share of history too; the Dilthaman tank in the park was once the lone source of drinking water in Andaman. A symbol of the manmade brilliance, the park has a big statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the center. Around it, there are few other historical monuments such as the remains of a bunker and a Japanese temple.

Corbyns Cove Beach3.92km from Ross Island, Port Blair

The beach is renowned for its glass-bottomed cruises, scuba diving and snorkeling, which is a perfect treat for adventure enthusiasts. During the Japanese occupation of Corbyn's Cove, pillboxes and bunkers were made which can be still seen on the beach. A major part of the beach was washed away and destroyed in the tsunami of 2004.

Veer Savarkar International Airport4.28km from Ross Island, Port Blair

Also known as Port Blair Airport is a customs airport located in Port Blair and is the main airport of the Andaman Nicobar islands. The airport has a single runway  accommodating most narrow-body aircraft

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Four Andamanese indigenous peoples, namely, Onges, Jarawas, Great Andamanese and Sentinelese live in this district. Capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands- Port Blair is located here.