I had been to Andaman more than 2 years ago, and it was one of the best vacations I've ever had. From its pristine beauty to great under water experiences, this was a complete trip. Click here for a detailed account of my entire trip to Andaman.
On the 16th of November, 2014, I had visited Ross island. It served as administrative headquarters for the British for about 85 years, before being hit by an earthquake in 1941. Barring the period in which the Japanese controlled the island from 1942 to 1945, it has been in a state of abandonment. The ruins of barracks, a hospital, a church, a printing press, and many such structures, are remnants of an affluent lifestyle before the earthquake.
The entire island is full of trees, which makes walking around the island easier, as it provides shade. It also makes for picturesque views everywhere you look. There is also a nice beach towards the other end of the island, which is a great place to relax for a bit after long walks in the island.
|The porch, looking out towards Port Blair|
|There are trees everywhere you look|
|Buildings, formerly part of an affluent British lifestyle, in a state of complete abandonment and ruin|
|The Presbyterian church|
|A beach at the other end of the island is a nice relaxation spot|
Ross island is just about 20 minutes away from Port Blair in a ferry. The entire island can be covered in 2-2.5 hours. So if you leave early in the morning from Port Blair, you will make it back by lunch time for sure. Ross island is one of the better places in close proximity to Port Blair, so I would recommend a visit here if you can spare half a day. I, for one, had a pretty good time here.
I'll be posting photographs from my travels every Saturday and Wednesday. Stay tuned!