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How To Reach Ross Island

Planning A Trip To Ross Island? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Ross Island

Ross Island lures in a number of visitors who wish to get up close and personal with the remnants of the colonial period. Not only does this island take tourists on a journey back in time, but also enthrals them with its scenic charm and impressive collection of flora and fauna. Tourists are cordially welcomed by playful deer once they step foot on this island. The island boasts of a good population of deer and peacocks. The peacocks of Ross Island have wonderfully maintained their radiant colors, becoming a real treat to the tourists.


Situated at a distance of about 2 km from Port Blair, Ross Island can be reached through different modes of transport. Visitors can use a flight to get to Port Blair, making it the quickest way to reach this secluded island. Once at Port Blair, there are several boat rides or ferries that can take you to Ross Island. Let us learn more about the different ways through which we can make it to Ross Island.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Ross Island
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Situated approximately 4 km away from Ross Island, the Veer Savarkar International airport offers great flight connections to other major metropolitans of the country. Prime centers such as Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Delhi, and Kolkata ply flights to this airport. Located within close proximity to the central area of Port Blair, Veer Savarkar International Airport witnesses major carriers such as SpiceJet and Air India operating along this route. Once visitors reach the airport, they can also choose to hop on to a helicopter and reach Ross Island in an adventurous ride. Other than that, local ferries and boats are ever present to help explore the neighboring vistas.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Ross Island
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Ross Island is situated about 2 km apart from Port Blair, moving eastwards. Buses run locally ply in and out of Port Blair on a regular basis. There are several local transport buses that travel from the Veer Savarkar International Airport to the jetties located in Port Blair. Visitors can then board a ferry or boat cruise to get to Ross Island, enjoying a refreshing ride through pleasant waters.

By Water

By Water:  How To Reach Ross Island
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Owing to its stature as an isolated island, Ross Island needs tourists to travel through serene waters to get to its shores. Lying within close proximity to this island, Port Blair provides ample means to reach there by sea. Port Blair has been blessed with two jetties, Aberdeen Jetty and Phoenix Bay Jetty. Tourists can rent a cruise boat for a luxurious travel to Ross Island from one of these jetties. If visitors are looking for economical means of transport, they can board one of the frequently plying private ferries to get to Ross Island. The ferry journey from Aberdeen Jetty to Ross Island ends in about 10 minutes. This mode of transport offers tourists astonishing sceneries along the way.

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