Photo by Cory Richards @coryrichards // #sponsored by @IncredibleIndia // Wandering through the overgrowth that is slowly devouring the ruins of Ross Island is a haunting experience. Empty corridors of memories consumed by time and roots fall silent aside from the crack of dried palm leaves under the hooves of the deer that roam free. It’s difficult to imagine the outpost alive as nature seeks to reclaim its own territory. Ross Island is a small island with just under two miles of coastline. But for such a small island, it has a big history. From the mid-19th century, it served as the residential headquarters for the British administration of the Andamans and the penal colony located there. Rocked by an earthquake in 1941, Ross remained under British control until 1942 when the Japanese took control of the Andamans at the height of WWII. After the war, the island was returned, but largely abandoned. Today, the island offers a park-like setting for visitors from nearby Port Blair. // From mountain tops to seacoasts, India is filled with breathtaking landscapes, amazing wildlife, and untamed experiences you’ll never forget. Plan your adventure of a lifetime now in #UntamedIndia.