ROSS ISLAND

ROSS ISLAND

Ross Island named after the marine surveyor Sir Daniel Ross. This island served as the capital to the Britishers from 1858 to 1941, later Japanese conquered it and converted it to a ‘POW site’ and left their imprint in the form of bunkers. The small island, with its treasure of ruins, became the hot tourists spot in the Island, ruins of the church, Chief Commissioner’s house, the Cathedral and graveyard of the Britishers and few other important landmarks which today is hugged by wild wines and huge roots and trunks of century old trees. Ross Island is about 2 km east of Port Blair less than a square kilometer and can be reached by ferries from Water Sports Complex except on Wednesday.

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