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Viper Island, Port Blair

(2.2/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • There is nothing to see or admire on this so called heritage place. You will loose time, even if it is half an hour.  more »
  • Viper island is a small island. It has a almost ruined construction which once has been 'fasi ghar'. The scenic beauty of the place is really very nice.  more »
  • It was one of the stopover onthe way to North Bay. We were able to see good views from the small mountain. There is a gallows on top of small mountain where we can reach by stairs approx 20 nos. As pe...  more »
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  • Viper Island is at minutes distance on boat from Port Blair and is visible from multiple locations of Port Blair ... Many year before the construction of Cellular Jail the island served as the Torture House of the British Raj ... Most of the buildings have ruined except Gallows which reside atop a hillock ... All of the travel agents will keep this place at the last of list in the one day package trips originating from Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
  • people having zeal to visit historical sites must visit. others may not love it that much. much of the island was damaged due to earthquake
  • Not a McDonald's anywhere!