Viper Island - Things to Know Before Visiting
Viper Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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About Viper Island
Viper Island is now a serene beautiful tourist destination and can be reached by harbor cruise originating from Aberdeen Jetty in Port Blair. This Island was part of the great struggle for Indian Independence and had witnessed the sufferings and enumerable sacrifices of freedom fighters involved in the Independence of India. This place is visited by number of tourists as it has multiple attractions with historical importance and also has mesmerizing picnic spots with natural environment.
Attractions Near Viper Island
Also known as Port Blair Airport is a customs airport located in Port Blair and is the main airport of the Andaman Nicobar islands. The airport has a single runway accommodating most narrow-body aircraft
This is one of the prime attractions in the capital, Port Blair. Being one of the biggest and oldest in Asia, this structure has witnessed a lot of history. constructed by the colonial regime in1883.
Gandhi Park is just the perfect sightseeing place in Andaman to relax, rejuvenate, and revive. The park has its share of history too; the Dilthaman tank in the park was once the lone source of drinking water in Andaman. A symbol of the manmade brilliance, the park has a big statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the center. Around it, there are few other historical monuments such as the remains of a bunker and a Japanese temple.
Aberdeen Clock Tower was built in the memory of Indian and British soldiers who defended the islands during World War I. The simple, bright yellow, obelisk-shaped clock tower serves as a good meeting point which was located in the center of a busy marketplace.
Also known as Kālā Pānī (Hindi for black waters), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable independence activists such as Veer Savarkar, Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India's independence.
The beach is renowned for its glass-bottomed cruises, scuba diving and snorkeling, which is a perfect treat for adventure enthusiasts. During the Japanese occupation of Corbyn's Cove, pillboxes and bunkers were made which can be still seen on the beach. A major part of the beach was washed away and destroyed in the tsunami of 2004.
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Four Andamanese indigenous peoples, namely, Onges, Jarawas, Great Andamanese and Sentinelese live in this district. Capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands- Port Blair is located here.