Port Blair Off The Beaten Path

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    The old cemetery of Ross Island

    by globetrott Updated Oct 5, 2014

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    This is the old cemetery of Ross Island and you will find it in the back part of Ross Island, on a dusty area, fenced in by a red wall. Take a look inside you will find various graves of seamen and obviously also graves of members of various religions.
    There was just a total of maybe 100 graves in that cemetery on Ross Island, so there must be other places as well, where you will find cemeteries around of the City of Port Blair.

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    Ross Island: funny dustbins

    by globetrott Written Oct 1, 2014

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    There are lots of funny dustbins in Ross Island and there are also quite high fines in case they catch you while you throw away some garbage into the landscape. It is even totaly forbidden to carry Plastics - whatever that means - as you can see in my last Picture:
    It is strictely prohibited to use Polythene/Plastics in Ross Island
    users will be fined RS 200 !
    Picking of Coconut and littering
    will be fined RS 50 !

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    Ross Island: Destroyer & Preserver

    by globetrott Written Oct 1, 2014

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    In some places on Ross Island you will see that the trees had at one side partly destroyed the buildings and made them totally unusable by human beeings, BUT at the same time the trees, roots and branches will also help to keep the remains of the buildings as they are now, protecting the remaining walls in a certain way, after having covered them all over.

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    Ross Island: The Barracks of the British Troops

    by globetrott Written Oct 1, 2014

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    These are the ruins of the former barracks of the british troops on Ross island. There are even some bunkbeds still there, standing in large halls and that buildings is a perfect place to make some great photos of the unique combination of artificial walls and the trees taking back their territorry step by step.
    This building is in the backpart of Ross Island.

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    a monument for the prisoners

    by globetrott Updated Oct 1, 2014

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    There were lots of political prisoners as well in the cellular prison in Port Blair and opposite of the entrancegate of it you will find a small park with various monuments for local People who were Held in prison there for their political opinion.
    You will find the monuments there of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar - Indu Bhushan Roy - Baba Bhan Singh - Pandit Ram Rakha (from Bali) - Nohan Kishore Namadas - Mohit Moitra - Mahavir Singh

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    The monument for Rajiv Gandhi

    by globetrott Written Sep 29, 2014

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    This is the monument of Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi and you will find it next to the place in Port Blair/Aberdeen Jetty, where the ferry is leaving for Ross Island.
    In my main picture here you will see Ross Island in the back and will be able to estimate the quite small dimensions of the Island.

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    The Japanese Bunkers on Ross Island

    by globetrott Updated Sep 29, 2014

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    From 1942 to 1945, the Andaman Islands were under the occupation of Japan and on Ross Island you will still see some of their fortifications of that time. You can take a look inside these japanese bunkers, but there is not much to see there except solid concrete walls. The bunker in my main Picture here is perfectly restored and you will find it near the place, where the Ferry takes you to.
    In my last 2 extra photos you will see such Japanese Bunkers in the back of Ross Island, that were obviously destroyed by the earthquake or by the Tsunami of 2004.

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    Snorkeling and very beautiful beach

    by lotharscheer Written Jan 13, 2013

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    Go to Wandoor by bus 45 minutes and 18 Rupies, get out at the jetty and take a boat to Jolly Buoy Island for snorkeling, 650 Rupies for the boat and 50 Rupies entrance fee, or go to the last stop for a very beautiful beach (but some sandfleas there).

    Wandoor beach Wandoor beach Warnings of crocodiles you find on every beach Here you get boats to nearby islands (snorkeling) Wandoor
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    Hiking

    by Travel2write Written May 13, 2005

    Popular as a trekking haunt, the lush forests of Madhuban house a variety of birds and colourful butterflies besides lumbering elephants. Madhuban is to the north east of South Andaman, situated about 75 km from Port Blair. One can also reach Madhuban by bus or ferry from Port Blair.

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    Bird Watching

    by Travel2write Written May 13, 2005

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    Chidiya Tapu or Bird Island is a tiny village on the southern most tip of South Andaman, about 25 km from Port Blair. Its lush green mangroves and sandy beaches make a picturesque site. The island also provides astounding views of other islands and submerged corals, especially at sunset. Some of the best snorkelling in the area is offered at an island couple of kilometers south of Chidiya Tapu.

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    Beach

    by lotharscheer Updated Mar 1, 2013

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    Go to Chiriya Tapu by bus, about 1 hour, 18 Rupies, from the last stop you walk about 20 minutes trough a forest and you come to a quite nice beach, no sandfleas but a bit of snorkeling.

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