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When in Port Blair, history lovers should not miss a tour of Cellular Jail, a prison used to hold political prisoners and dissidents during the independence movement. The prison was built in 1906 by the British, as the number of prisoners being exiled to the Andaman Islands grew with the beginning of the struggle for independence. Take a guided tour of the vast red brick building, a site of torture, hunger strikes, and rebellions. The fortress takes its name from its 693 cells, each one a tiny space used for solitary confinement only. Add Cellular Jail and other attractions to your Port Blair trip itinerary using our Port Blair online vacation planner .
Cellular Jail Reviews
Night show and music was let down. Otherwise it's a must visit place to see the history. You can see cells of many prisoners and the design of jail. You can see it all within 30 minutes (important) more »
A very well maintained peice of history. The light and sound show is good although it starts in Rush before everybody settling down. No hawkers or haggling outside more »
Light and sound show is very basic compared to the International standards. No video and nothing engages the audience for almost 60 mins. You can conveniently skip the light and sound show. Day visit is pretty much useful where you can see the magnificent structure in detail and you also get a chance to see some photo archives which are interesting. This facility should strictly impose some dress code on the visitors as this is looked upon as a place of sacrifice and we Indians should show some basic respect at least by wearing appropriate outfits. The visitors should also try to remain calm while going through the jail.
Reminds us of the times our independence activists spent inside jails so that we could enjoy this freedom. A visit to jail may incite feeling of some patriotism in you. Although it totally depends on you. The cellular jail is a magnificent structure. Beautiful but tragic.
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