One of the frequently visited islands near Port Blair is Ross Island. The Ross Island in earlier times was renowned as the headquarters of the British Colony in Andaman and Nicobar. In today’s time the island is under the control of Indian Navy and is home to ruins of a church and a small museum, Smritika, representing British way of life. The island attracts tourist in great numbers.
Ross Island offers you with the splendid view of open sea where you can sit for hours and feel the cool breeze. It is one of the ideal places where you can relax and enjoy the good time.
Located 2km east of Port Blair, you can reach Ross Island by all modes of transportation. Port Blair is well-connected to all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Further, you can travel by private ferries or take a short boat ride from Phoenix Bay Jetty.
The nearest airport is Veer Savarkar International airport, 5km away from the centre of Port Blair. There are inter-island helicopter services available to travel to different islands.
One of the best modes to reach Ross Island is by ferry. One can hire private ferries or take a short boat ride from Phoenix Bay Jetty.
There are number of buses connecting Port Blair to other major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. Tourists can take bus from Port Blair to Aberdeen Jetty and then a ferry ride to reach Ross Island.