Ross and North Bay

Destination Details

Ross Island is one of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, about 2 km east of Port Blair. It was the Administrative Headquarters for the islands, before an earthquake rocked it in 1941. The headquarters were then shifted to Port Blair. One can see remnants of an opulent past in the ruins of the church, swimming pool and the chief commissioner’s residence with its huge gardens and grand ballrooms. A graveyard has headstones of army officers who died young, and that of an infant who lived for just 22 hours. Some parts are off limits for visitors. A small museum displays pictures of its old grandeur and the entire island can be explored on foot and is open every day except Wednesday. Overnight stays are not possible on this island.

Best Attractions at Ross and North Bay Islands :-
Underwater corals, Light house, Snorkelling ,Scuba Dive ,Sea Walk, coral safari, jet ski etc.

North Bay Island is one of the well popular destinations in the Andaman Islands. The beach around the island is very famous underwater coral.The iconic light house of North bay appears on every 20 rupees Indian currency note. North Bay beach which is north of Port Blair provides snorkeling opportunities around its fringing coral reefs. Private ferry service takes you from Aberdeen Jetty across North Bay and brings back after a three hour stay. The corals at North Bay are spread over a large area. During snorkeling , one can spot many species of fish, lobsters and even clams on the coral reef. Scuba diving and Sea walk is the latest addition of facilities there to watch under water life.