Viper Island, Port Blair

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Learn colonial history and relax under palm trees at Viper Island, an old British jail for political prisoners and convicts in waters deep into South Andaman between Flat Bay and Navy Bay. Reached by ferry from Port Blair, the island offers a profound insight into British penal colonial system and a number of scenic picnic spots. Check out a domed dilapidated red brick prison administration building on the hilltop and the site of infamous Viper Island Gallows, a beam inside the building from which they hanged prisoners. A number of tables detail deaths of Indian patriots against British occupation tell a story about struggle for independence. The island was named after a British ship wrecked near the island in 1789 so you do not need to worry about snakes. Use our Port Blair itinerary planner to visit Viper Island on your trip to Port Blair, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • July 2, 2017
    We were supposed to visit the Ross Island but due to bad weather conditions we were instead diverted to Viper Island after visiting North Bay. The Island has not at all been maintained. A lot of damag...  more »
  • May 31, 2017
    Recently on our trip to Andaman, we visited this island through a private yacht, the island was soo attractive, especially the shore, the shore was soo beautiful , there were many attractions built by...  more »
  • May 27, 2017
    not much to see here , old some old building and full of greenery surrounded . special boat ride to viper is available.  more »

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Where to stay in Port Blair

The old colonial center of Port Blair possesses a decent array of places to stay: spruced-up old buildings housing stylish boutiques with sea views; family-run guesthouses providing both shared and private rooms; and a few newly built hotels, offering rooms from standard to luxury. Inland to the south sit a few clusters of accommodations, where luxury retreats sit side by side with simple guesthouses, while the coastal areas around the state capital have a number of beachfront lodgings set around scenic bays.
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