Pathik World Tours

THE OPULENT ISLAND

Ross Island, Port Blair

opulent-island

It used to be the capital of Andaman Island from 1858 to 1941, till an earthquake disbursed its inhabitants. The island, now abandoned, still has clubs, fitness centres, amphitheatres, pools, mail offices, worship places, retail shops, a printing press, hospitals and barracks that were once synonymous with the opulence with which the British led their lives. Fearing a Japanese invasion in 1942, they left. The Japanese did land there and started living in the commissioner’s bungalow. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stayed here when he visited port Blair in 1943