Ross and Smith Islands is one of the most sought-after destinations for travelers planning to visit Diglipur. You can relate to this fact that the reason people want to cover Diglipur in their plan only because they want to discover the mystery of this unique place and experience how someone can walk from one island to the other where there is the open sea in between. It looks so scenic in the already published pictures and has gained so much popularity among the travelers, that you might have started reading out our mind by now what we have in stock to tell you about this place.
The pictures showing the 2 islands Ross & Smith by a sand bar surrounded by crystal clear open sea waters is the aerial view of the islands. When you land at the place, during the low tides you get to see a sand bar connecting the two islands on which you can walk to reach from one island to the other. When the tide rises, the sand bar is covered by the sea and you see two completely different islands during the high tides that make this amazing place look exalted.
The story doesn’t end with seeing this sand bar and walking from one island to the other. There are beautiful eco huts lined up by the beachside having greenery spread out all over makes it very soothing and a mere sight of it will make you feel refreshed and erase away all your stress. You can spend around 2-3 hours in this place without getting bored if you are exploring it the right way.
Having crystal clear waters, one may plan to snorkel here. However, there are no service providers for the same here because to keep the island pristine, commercial activities have not been introduced. You can carry snorkel gears and masks of your own to explore what is hidden underneath these beautiful gem-green waters.
The beach is surrounded by a tropical forest, which we found interesting when we went trail hiking through this. It gives you good vibes and a feel of nature whenever you are amidst the woods doing nothing just lazing around and absorbing whatever Mother Nature has created for a visual treat.
A Marine Sanctuary is there on this island where you can spot beautiful coral reefs and various colorful species from underwater. You can snorkel at Ross and Smith, however, there will be no guides to accompany you.
If you are looking for a beautiful sunset then you can start around 12 and return by 4 PM. This way you can experience a magical sunset while you return from Ross and Smith Island. Don't forget to carry packed lunch and water to the island.
Closed on: Tuesdays
Stay after visiting Ross n Smith Island
To maintain the solace of this island and keep it open for nature, there has been zero permission to stay back into this island. However, you can complete visiting this place and then return to Diglipur for an overnight stay.
A recommended tour to Diglipur can be :
Day 1 - You reach Diglipur
Day 2 - Visit Ross and Smith Island. Evening visit Kalipur beach for turtle nesting
Day 3 - Either Visit Saddle Peak or Visit Ramanagar Beach
Day 4 - Return back to Port Blair / Rangat as per the itinerary plan
Do get in touch with our holiday experts to help you with the tour planning.