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Pranav S
Mumbai, India50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
Small island, nothing much to see, guides will avoid your isit there, we visited from boat, did not visit the island, it has good heritage as explained by the guide, it takes @ 40 min by boat from Port Blair, and is on the same day as North bay and Ross island trip.
Written 27 March 2015
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Karthik R
Chennai (Madras), India7,667 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
Viper Island is a very small island and one gets around 15-20 minutes time to spend there. This island is where Indian freedom fighters were executed by hanging. The place is preserved as a tourist island and all remains are ruins. One has to climb around 50 steps to see and then get back to boat.
Written 23 March 2014
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AjLud
Coonoor, India208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
Named after the ship of Capt Archibald Blair, the "Viper-III" that sank on it's last voyage from Calcutta to the Andamans.

The island is notorious for it's gallows - where criminals were hanged in isolation.

The visit to this island is part of a three-point boat-tour (Ross Is - North Point - Viper Is) from Aberdeen Jetty/Phoenix Bay.
Written 1 March 2015
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SureshGhosh
Kolkata (Calcutta), India17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Family
When we talk about the role in the Indian freedom struggle, it is the Cellular Jail that finds frequent mention. But, many years before the Cellular Jail was constructed, it was the jail at Viper Island that was used by the British to inflict the worst form of torture and hardship on those who strove to free the country from the British rule.

It was here that Sher Ali, a Pathan from Peshawar, was hanged after he assassinated Lord Mayo, Indian Viceroy, on February 8, 1872 at Hope Town jetty, opposite Chatham Island.
Written 29 March 2014
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Stef S
Mumbai, India15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
This is the second island in the 3 island tour. The origin of the name itself crops a lot of stories.While one person told us that the island is named after a British official, the other told us that its named after the vipers snakes that are found abundantly over there. Viper island used to be an open jail for Indian freedom fighter before the Cellular jail was built. The island has not much offer. The only interesting thing in the island is the abandoned building which was used to hang male and female freedom fighters. This building stand on a small mountain on the island. Although the island looks destroyed, the beam that was used to hand people still stays intact. Pretty spooky. The ferry tour stays on this island for just around 15 minutes
Written 4 February 2014
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nkadagarwal
New Delhi, India362 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is one of the attarction in Port blair. This is the ruin place. Place is very dirty and not well maintained. You can also avoid this place if you do not have much time.
Written 24 December 2018
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Prabhleen K
New Delhi, India106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
This island is totally deserted and the ships that take you there give you around 15 to 20 minutes to see the completely island and come back. It has few Death houses which are also almost ruined due to the Tsunami and thats it, the complete island is barren and deserted. Unless you are a historian or someone who loves historical places, do not waste time visiting this island, there's a lot more to do in Andaman.
Written 19 June 2018
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EnakshiC
Navi Mumbai, India734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
No, we didn't spot any, and neither were we keen to spot them during our sightseeing.
This island used to house the women inmates and would also execute them at the gallows. We saw the gallows as well.
The building is broken down and dilapidated, and would work as a good haunted house.
Overall an interesting piece of historical island.
Written 16 April 2017
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SMITRA
Bengaluru, India248 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
This is one of the torture grounds for freedom fighters, how they were tortured and hanged to death. Not for the weak hearted, and considering this place is in shambles, you may not want to visit at all.
The cellular jail would be a much better testament to India's history, if you have time, visit this, else you can skip the Viper, no regrets.
Written 19 February 2015
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sayam123
281 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
If you like history and would like to see the place where prisoners use to be hanged, then you may like this island else its an average place nothing much to see in this place.
Written 19 December 2014
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