Historical background of Ross Island.
The article speaks about the historical background of Ross Island.
- Ross Island was the British Headquarters during Colonial Rule.
- The infrastructure that was created in the Island.
- The museum there.
- Closest Island in the vicinity.
Ross Island was the British Headquarters during Colonial Rule.
The British administration was famous during the late 18th century in Andaman Islands due to the constructions in Ross Island. The British Government made Ross Islands the headquarters. As the distance was close from Port Blair, there was administrative advantage in making Ross Island the British Headquarter.
The infrastructure that was created in the Island.
There are famous Churches and swimming pool in Ross Islands. Most of them are in ruins. It is unfortunate that Government of India could not restore them. Hardly Indians stay in Ross island. So only the tourists visit the place for the historical importance.
The museum there.
A small museum named “Smritika” has wide collection of the old records of the British Regime. The records depict the lifstyle of the British Government 100 years ago.
Closest Island in the vicinity.
It is the closest island in the vicinity from Sports Complex of Port Blair. Double-decker launches carry passengers from Port Blair to Ross Island and back. It takes around 30 minutes to reach Ross Island from Port Blair.