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Ross island port blair Ross Island Port Blair 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 miscellany of a wealthy past in the ruins of the church, swimming pool and the chief commissioner's residence with its enormous gardens and grand ballrooms. There is also a graveyard and a small museum managed by the Indian Navy in

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. The museum has on display a compilation of old records.

Ross Island Port Blair can be reached by a short boat ride from Water Sports Complex.

Ross island

is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering.

The small island with its riches of ruins in it became the hot tourists spot in the territory. People desire to know more and more about Ross Island Port Blair. This Island, the previous capital of Port Blair during the British government, is a tiny island situated a few kilometers away from Port Blair city. The island currently houses the ruins of old buildings like the state Ballroom, the Chief Commissioner's House, the Government House, Church, the old 'Andamanese Home', Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks, all in rundown condition, evocative of the old British regime. Ever since Dr. James Pattison Walker arrived in Port Blair aboard the East India Company's steam frigate 'Senuramis' on 10 March 1858, this island remained under British occupation till 1942. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japan. However, the allies reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it. During British occupation, this island was the seat of power of the British.

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