Port blair- Ross island- North bay island- cellular jail
Our itinerary for the 1st day was to explore the Ross island, North bay island and the iconic Cellular jail.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose formerly known as Ross island is a great tourist attraction which was occupied by the Japenese in the 1940s and later was abandoned by them. It has some really old structures such as bakery from the British era, boilers, Church etc. maintained by the Indian Navy currently. We had a little wildlife experience too kept and cared very nicely by the authorities.
Then we headed towards the North bay island where the lighthouse which is inscribed in our 20 rupees note is located. We got a chance to do snorkeling and experience the amazing marine life of the Indian Ocean.
After the unplanned snorkeling and all drenched in salted water we headed towards the most popular jail of the British era- Cellular jail. It is now serving as a national memorial monument. The moment you step inside the monument you can feel the struggles of the great Indian freedom fighters and can feel proud of what they did to free our nation. It is a must visit place for someone planning a trip to Andamans.