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. Before you head to Port Blair, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Port Blair trip planner , to make sure you see all that Port Blair has to offer, including Viper Island.
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  • Viper Island is very near to Port Blair and was the site of the old Jail. It has nothing much to see or explore.  more »
  • If you get chance must visit this place first kind of punishment jail in small Island in ancient time will touch yr heart . Nice place to see  more »
  • Prisoners were kept here before Cellular jail was built. They were also hanged here for capital punishment. You just get to see ruins of jail and gallows here. The ferry ride to the island from Port B...  more »
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  • VIPER ISLAND Viper Island is best known for the prison that was used before the notorious cellular prison was constructed in 1906. It’s around 8 kilometers North West of Port Blair and one can access the island by boat or ferry. There are two pretty convincing stories as to the origin of the name of the island. One states that the island was named after a ship by the name that carried Archibald Blair to the island in the year 1789. The other, and the more unnerving one states that the presence of a large number of Viper snakes on the island is what has led to its naming. Some of the greatest personalities linked to the Indian Freedom struggle have spent their last days here at Viper jail. Documented evidence exists that Maharajas and Peasants were treated alike and tortured to the hilt for having played a part in trying to overthrow British rule. Tourists’ today flock to the island to get a glimpse of the ruins of this jail and for a moment feel like a part of history. Apart from this, Viper Island is also a wonderful picnic place.
  • Not beach and island . Viper means to bring prisoners to hang here. Awesome place.best of couple. Food not available.
  • Viper Island is very near to Port Blair and was the site of the old Jail where the British used to harbor convicts and political prisoners Viper Island is aserene beautiful tourist destination and can be approached by harbor cruise originating from Aberdeen Jetty in Port Blair. This Island was part of the great Indian independence history and had witnessed the sufferings and sacrifices of Indian national involved in freedom struggle. This small island derives its name from the vessel `Viper' in which Lt. Archibald Blair came to Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1789. The vessel, it is believed,met with an accident and its wreckage was found near the island.z
  • The island is good to visit but it has nothing much to see .Guides say that It's the 1st island to have jail or Fassi ghar
  • Nothing much to see here only a light house, But you can find a lot varieties of natural like stones.
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