Viper Island

Destination Details

Viper Island was the location of old jail used by the British to keep political prisoners and harbour convicts. This island is exceptionally exquisite and tranquil.

Main Attraction of Viper island is the ruined old jail building made by Britisher to punish the Indian Freedom fighters. It is must go place if you want to see the how our freedom fighter were tortured during British Rule.


Though one can visit the island throughout the year, the ideal time would be between November and February when the weather cools down a bit and the humidity is almost zero.

How To Reach
Ferry From Port Blair

6:00 AM To 5:00 PM

Located near Port Blair, Viper Island is the site of a former prison used by the British to house political prisoners and convicts in the port. This island is exceptionally delicate and tranquil. There are several versions of how the island got its name. One of the notable and widely accepted accounts holds that the island was named after the ship with which Lieutenant Blair sailed to Andaman and Nicobar in 1789. Visitors flock to this beautiful island for it. contains a wonderful collection of historical stories. important element and outstanding grandeur of nature. The Viper Islands are one of the islands of the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands that are part of the Indian subcontinent. The island is named after the H.M.S Viper ship that crashed and its wreckage was found near the island. The site was known during the British colonial period when they used it as a prison where they held convicts and political prisoners. Today, the Viper Islands have become a major tourist destination with many sites.