Ross Island is a tiny remote island, officially known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island, is an island of the Andaman Islands. The island is situated 3 km east from central Port Blair, making it one of easiest inter-island to visit during your trip to Andamans. Ross Island also brings a bit of history to the table that makes your vacation complete. The historic ruins are one of the major attractions of the island including the remnants of a church, the chief commissioner’s house, a hospital and a cemetery to name a few. Ross Island was first occupied in 1782 and a sanatorium was build there, and then again in 1857 by the British who used it as a Administrative Headquarters for 85 years. During this time, a lot of important government offices were made by the British on this penal settlement, which were later abandoned after an earthquake in 1941. Later the Japanese also had occupied Andamans in 1942 during World War II. The Japanese war bunkers and cannons still stand as a memorial in the island. The island is also home to many friendly animals like deer and birds like peacocks who roam freely and are protected by the administration. A perfect destination for those who love animals.