Ross & Smith Islands

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    Location: Diglipur, North Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 3-5 hours

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    The Ross & Smith Islands are twin islands north of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands connected by 50 meters sand bar. This Bar sinks during high tide and is visible again during low tide. Have a pleasant environment and the island is covered by shade and divides the swimming area on one side to enjoy on the other side. Body and mind merge in the air playing with the waves of the clear of the island.


    Ross & Smith Islands The Ross & Smith islands specialize in swimming facilities on one side and water sports on the other. Basically, the description of its beauty can not be finished. It is a twin island and visitors can sunbathe and walk freely here. Not only this, but you can also take it as a picnic spot. This island will go a long way in helping you to have some leisure time in your daily busy life. You can do water sports as well as camping here.


    Actually, Ross & Smith islands are two islands that are joined together by a sandbar. It is also known as the twin island. Ross island is also known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose island which belongs to the South Andaman administrative district in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Port Blair is 3 km away from the district.


    Inside/Outside Views

    Ross & Smith Islands photoThe 50 meters sandbar joined the twin island Ross & Smith islands which are also known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose islands. Here during high tide, the bar sinks and during low tide, it’s visible at a time. The islands are covered by greenery one side has a swimming facility and the other side has a water sports facility. There are some beautiful resorts in Port Blair near the islands.


    Opening Hours

    All days of the week except Sundays, 6 am to 2 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    INR 50 for Indian and INR 500 for foreigners.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Veer Savarkar International Airport is the nearest airport which is located in Port Blair. After arriving at the airport, you can hire a taxi, car, or auto rickshaw to reach the islands. 

    By Boat: Many boats are available from digilpur and it takes 25 minutes. Around INR 2000 for six people and the ride from Diglipur to Aerial Bay Jetty is approximately 15 minutes. Some Government ferries are also available.  

    Tips for Travellers

    • Carry a DSLR and the picnic essentials to have a wonderful time.
    • Keep some extra money around 10,000-15,000 and visit the nearby places. 
    • Book the ferries first and then hotels because sometimes the ferries get canceled at times for bad weather.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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