Ross and Smith Island
Ross and Smith Islands are known as the Twin Islands of Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. Ross and Smith islands are actually two islands – Ross and Smith joined together to make a single group of islands. These are one of the must watch places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
These beautiful islands are in North Andaman, few nautical miles from Diglipur Jetty. What makes these islands truly beautiful and sets them apart from the rest of the islands is that these two islands are joined by a natural, sand bar. Its like if you face both the islands, you see a road kinda thing which is actually a sand bar linking both the islands. And thus, while walking on the bar one can move from one island to the other.
This white, silky sand bar goes inside the sea at times of high tide and surfaces up again during high tide.
One can easily reach these islands by taking a boat from Diglipur that costs anywhere from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000. Boats run from early morning till noon. The island also has a small tree house where one can climb and enjoy the serene beauty.
The islands also have a bit of corals under the water but they are not much known and are present in deep sea so in a way coral life is not to be experienced here. During high tide, the sand bar disappears leaving a trail of water between the two islands and during low tide the sand bar appears again making the islands look majestic!
Water is crystal clear and gem green in color. Sun bathing in Ross and Smith Islands is a wonderful experience that can be had only after visiting them.
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