Ross Island is located at a distance of 2 km east of Port Blair. You can reach Ross Island by a ferry ride from Port Blair. It takes 10 minutes to reach the island. You can avail the private ferries or take a short boat ride from Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair.
Ross Island is a small island extending over an area of 460 kms square but occupies a big role in the history of India. It is situated 3 kms from Portblair downtown. The island showcases significant remnants of British occupation. Ross Island was the administrative headquarters of the Andaman group of islands for 85 long years till a major earthquake tore it apart in 1941. The remnants of the rich heritage, the ruins of the great and notorious past still exist to tell tales of atrocities, sufferings, war and patriotism. The abandoned structures, the British club houses, the dilapidated churches, swimming pool, hospital, shops and bazaar all of it unfolds the ghost city of the past. The brick structures look deeply mysterious imprisoned and tightly gripped by the ever growing giant ancient banyan roots. The huge trees and an unearthly silence prevail all over barring the constant roar of the seas creating a magic, forbidden and forlorn ambience.