On my second day of stay in Andaman we visited the twin islands- Ross and North Bay. It is usually considered as a full day tour as most people who visit Ross island also go to North Bay island as the same speed boat takes you there.
Reaching Ross and North Bay island :
The only way to reach these island is by a speedboat. One needs to reach Aberdeen Jetty from which one can get speedboat tickets. Reaching early to the Jetty is always advisable so that one can avoid both the heat and the crowd.
Ross Island :
This island is all about the ancient remains. Ross island is also known as Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose island and is situated in the southern region of Andaman. The historic ruins make it a famous tourist attraction. Ross islands were the headquarters of the British Colony and today one can witness the ruins of the buildings that were build during the British time. One can see remains of office buildings, church and hospitals. The once administrative seat of the British colony is now just remains of their settlement but even that is enough to marvel you. The island remained British headquarters for 85 years and all the facilities were so well built that this island was also referred to the 'Paris of the East'. Today, the turquoise blue water of the island adds to the charm of the ruins. One can find deer and peacocks roaming in the island.