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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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  • After reaching Port Blair, on 21.12.2016, first we started with an exhilarating journey by speed boat named Mussafir to Viper island. Awesome views around us. Viper island belongs to the South Andaman...  more »
  • 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 »