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#2 of 30 Places To Visit in Port Blair
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Port Blair, South Andaman Island, Andaman and Nicobar 744101, India
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Located in Port Blair, Ross and Smith Islands is easily accessible. Ross and Smith Islands is located in a very good area and is just about 7 km from the centre of Port Blair. You can travel to this amazing place by hiring a cab or you can travel by local transportations such as taxis, autos, buses, minibuses. Two wheelers and cycles are also available for hire in most of the places in Port Blair. Though travelling by cab is the best option. The place is well-connected and once you reach the destination you can see many other places too. This is a must visit place for all. Do travel safely and enjoy your time in Port Blair!

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about ross and smith islands

Ross and Smith Islands are the twin islands in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, joined together by a natural sandbar.  Only a short 15 minute ride from Port Blair, these islands were the home of the indigenous Great Andamanese who dwindled from 5,000 to just 28 within 20 years of the initial British occupation.

Ross Island served as the capital from 1858 till 1941, when it suffered through the damages caused by a massive earthquake and attacks by the Japanese. Today, it is one of the most frequented travel spot. The ruins of the church and the Chief Commissioner’s house, now taken over by jungle vines and aerial roots, are the most evocative of the remains. You will also come across some machine gun nests left behind by the Japanese.

Satiate the wanderlust in you by visiting the small cemetery and museum built here at Ross and Smith Islands. Ferries will take you across from the Aberdeen Jetty and bring you back after an hour’s stay.

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Rahul Gupta
Rahul Gupta
famous for japnesse bunkers
Jun 29 2014
must visit if you want to feed deer and play with them in open there you can see effect of tsunami also nice beach on the other side of the island
Jignesh Solanki
Jignesh Solanki
The place to visit with your partner.
Jun 23 2014
I visited this place and found very peaceful here. You will find musical see shore voice. It is littlebit from Port Blair. You will find old heritage society from Englishman. It was a port in previous time. Now the Ross Island is drowning every year. ...... read more