Ross Island in Andaman
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About Ross Island in Andaman
Ross Island is a part of the Andaman archipelago under the South Andaman district. Named after its surveyor Sir Daniel Ross, the island is 1.25 kilometers in length and 0.5 km in width.
Dotted with palm and coconut trees, Ross Island in Andaman was the capital of the archipelago during the British Raj era from 1858 to 1941. Today it lies deserted and retains a few structures displaying its colonial glory.
It now lies deserted and the few examples of its colonial glory like the Presbyterian Church and residential quarters are worth checking out. Most of these structures are overtaken now by wild Ficus plants. Spotted Deer and peacocks roam freely on the island.
The British left the island after an earthquake and build a new settlement at Port Blair. Due to the lack of human activity on the island, banyan trees covered the buildings. The Indian Navy has rebuilt some old buildings like a bakery and a few local stores from where visitors can buy souvenirs. Visitors can also enjoy a Ross Island Memorial documentary which is shown inside the Bakery. The timings are from 9.30 am to 9.45 am and 11.30 am to 11.45 am.
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Havelock Island In Andaman
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Things To Do In Andaman
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Bird Watching in Andaman
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Scuba Diving in Andaman
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Snorkeling In Andaman
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Trip to AndamanRitz Hotel service and rooms are not good and first day breakfast also not provided by them.. otherwise all things are definitely very good.. Makrozz ship... Service, coral beach
Trip to AndamanThe hotels were nice, could have been better if the resort in havelock and niel island were given wi fi i. Rooms as there was an issue with phone network,at least people will be in touch with there home, rest all was fine except some housekeeping minor issue.
Trip to AndamanVisited in Month of October 2019. Trip is really memorable. Thanks to travel triangle for arranging one. Trip was well organised and taxi, hotel bookings were as per commitment. pick up drop service, sight seeing was well organised. Drivers were present by the time we land at airport or by ferry. They covered Port Blair sight seeing such as beach, cellular jail , light and sound show. Havelock & Neil island sight seeing. They arranged for water sports (need to pay extra as not covered in package ) such as scuba etc. Most of the time in trip we dont have network coverage for our mobile but still it was tension free. Place is so beautiful that you wont bother and perfect place to recharge yourself with nature. Beach and places are clean, less polluted & populated so once can enjoy to fullest. One suggestion to travel triangle, itinerary they provide does not include exact time lines like how much time they are planning at sight seeing spots and sequence of sight seeings. instead of getting this information on the respective day from cab drivers if they can finalize it in advance It will help better to visitors.
Trip to AndamanThis was a fantastic trip with no problem.. enjoyed each n every moment... All the promises done by travel agent was very much fullfilled... Every person was very supportive....hotel at portblair was very good staff was very supportive.... Hotel at neil was very good, view was excellent... Bit only problem was faced related to their menu constraint although whatever they supplied was very tasty.... Hotel at havelock was very good, beautiful room, food was very tasty... Only the toilet was not as good as expected.... all cab drivers were very supportive... Only problem faced at neil where mr surojit doesnt come to pick up also due to network problem it was very difficult to contact hom somehow we managed by talking other drivers the they helped us to mabage for cab.... Over all the experience was very good... A very big thanks to Rohit who always extended his support... . Finally i would like to give a very big thanks and also will appreciate Ms RITU because of her followups and supports we made this trip..... Thanks to Andamaan great holidays team for supporting on each n every place....... Thanks
Trip to AndamanNice Coordination . Transport service were good. All coordination were good . Thanks !
Trip to AndamanAll arrangements are good. well Managed , Hotels are Transport service were perfect. Thanks Richlife Travels
Trip to AndamanAll the staff members in all the places were excellent. Manaf, tapan, Gaurav. Thanks
Trip to AndamanIt was good but some more places had to be shown The cruise ride was awesome and Havelock trip was good
Trip to AndamanHavelock hotel was superb, cabs we're good but driver, sachin at portblair was bad. We've to wait at Ross Island for more than an hour as zum zum ferry was dropping other passengers while they said to reach on time. Overall satisfied with travel agent services. Obviously, radha nagar beach at Havelock.
Trip to Andamanvery nice management. the trip was according to itinerary and no inconvenience caused.
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FAQ's of Andaman
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Scuba diving, speed boat cruise, sea walking, parasailing, banana boat rides, snorkeling, and paddle boating are a few famous water sports activities on Ross Island.
Ross Island Penal Colony, British Colony Ruins, Japanese Bunkers, and Forest Department Museum are the popular places to visit in Ross Island.
Ross Island is around 3 kilometers from Port Blair and the distance can be covered in around 10 to 15 minutes.
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