It was during the British rule that the island was developed to a perfect township. Many reminiscent of the old British regime are still alive in this stunning Island. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner's House, Govt. House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks, all in dilapidated condition, reminiscent of the old British regime.
It is a basic room with a cozy bed and a clean bathroom. The reason i chose to stay there was the location-it is the third street from the main beach and all the food joints, the ashram, the park and other places are in walking distance. Its located exactly opposite the french institute- alliance francaise. I liked it for the budget and the location ( It was 1500/ day and no breakfast )