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Viper Island, Andaman

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Viper Island is of much historical importance because the first jail was constructed at this island where the offenders were sent to serve their punishment. After the Cellular Jail was made, the convicts were transferred there.

You can go and explore the cells where the prisoners were kept in Viper Island at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The gallows is sited at the top of the mound. It is the place where the people sentenced to death were hanged till death. One of the very famous freedom fighter Sher Ali, who killed the Lord Mayo, the Viceroy of India in 1872 , was hanged here.

Once you are at this historic island, you feel the touch of past among the flowing breeze. Viper Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands derived its name from the vessel "Viper" which carried Lieutenant Archibald Blair to this island in the year 1789 for instituting punishable laws. As per the punishable laws, any convict who disobeyed the rules were gagged and made to work on the island.

The scenic beauty of the Viper Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is also commendable. You would be fascinated by the charming vegetation and natural beaches there. The small piece of land that is surrounded by waters is accessible only through water and is one of the favorite tourist hangouts.

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