Fodor's Expert Review Ross Island
Just over a mile east of Port Blair lies Ross Island, the administrative center established by the British for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands until it was hit by an earthquake in 1941. Today you can take a half-hour ferry from Aberdeen Jetty to explore the ruins of some of the buildings, including a church and the gardens and ballrooms of the chief commissioner's house. You can also wander in the thick woods that now cover much of the island, inhabited only by deer and peacocks. Plan to spend a few hours strolling. You'll also find bunkers that remain from the Japanese occupation during World War II.