Viper Island

Destination Details

Viper Island is a beautiful tourist attraction and can be approached by harbor cruise originating from Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair.This was the site of the old jail where the British used to house and torture convicts and political prisoners. The conditions at the jail were such that the place got the notorious name, “Viper Chain Gang Jail.” Anyone who had challenged the British authority was bound and confined at night by a chain running through coupling of irons around their legs. The jail was abandoned when the Cellular Jail was constructed in 1906.

Timing:- 6 AM To 5 PM

Viper Island witnessed the untold sufferings the freedom fighters had to undergo. Dangerous Convicts found guilty of violating the rules of the penal settlement were put in fritters and made to work on the island. Famous freedom fighters who had been imprisoned on Viper Island include Nonigopal , Nandlal Pulindas and Sher Ali khan.Who had resorted to hunger strike at the cellular jail were imprisoned at viper island .sher ali the pathan guilty of murdering lord mayo was condemned to death and hanged in gallows at the viper island. Now the ruins of jails gallows can be seen on the island .