It has a multiple attractions of historical importance including the gallows in natural settings. It harbours gallows where the sher ali, a convict of wahabi movement, was hanged after assassinating Lord Mayo, a British viceroy who was on his maiden visit to A&N islands. This small island was the site of the jail where the British used to imprison convicts and political prisoners. It has the ruins of a gallows atop a hillock. Viper Island is a serene beautiful tourist destination situated near Port Blair's harbour, and can be approached in 20 minutes from the Phoenix Bay jetty. The Harbor Cruise, available daily from the jetty, provides an overall view of different points of the harbor and a trip to this haunted Viper Island. This place is visited by number of tourists as it has multiple attractions with historical importance and also has mesmerizing picnic spots with natural picturesque environments.
Havelock (38km by sea), is a serene tropical Island, with an area of about 86 square kilometers. Its clear waters are rated amongst the best in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving with beach-combing, sunbathing, surf-riding, swimming, game fishing, witnessing sunset or sunrise, elephant safaris, bird watching, trekking, fishing and many more. Thrill never stops at Havelock Island.
The place is famous for world class beaches, underwater corals and endemic flora & fauna. On the basis of the quality of sand, sea, depth and other parameters, was voted as the best beach of Asia by the time Magazine in 2004. Radhanagar is long, crescent-shaped beach of silver sand, framed by tropical rainforest, Stay there to witness sunset and cherish the picture-perfect view for the rest of your life. Safety arrangements have been created for the tourists who venture into the sea.
The pristine beauty of long island and adjacent islands in the form of lush green tropical forests, untouched virgin beaches coupled with unique Marine ecosystem attracts the tourists from different parts of India and abroad. Long island is also a paradise for birding. The islands have dense tropical forest of all types ranging from tidal swamp forest to evergreen forest. Merk Bay and Lalaji Bay are 2 beaches popular as a picnic spot in this island. The island is a good location for beach camping. A visit to nearby Guitar Island is also popular.