Cellular Jail, Port Blair

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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 .
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  • This place is a must visit for patriotic Indians !! Kala Pani was a notorious jail during the British rule.  more »
  • I was on a business trip , I heard of cellular mail since childhood but never got the opportunity to visit but thanks to my office for the same . It was more exciting and amazing as depicted (for hist...  more »
  • Cellular Jail, located at Port Blair is also know kala pain. stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this jail. The jail, completed in the year 1...  more »
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  • As soon as you enter cellular jail you feel patriotic. As you watch light and sound show, you realize what our freedom fighter has done to achieve freedom for all of us. Britisher of that era make sure they do everything possible to break Indians locked up there but still freedom fighter fought for their rights by going on hunger strikes. I strongly suggest to hire guide who will tell you great stories for each location. Must visit place at Andaman island.
  • The whole cellular jail as a museum is good and well mantained but the much HYPED light and sound show is worth nothing. The show could have been improved had the inflow of guests been regulated and a proper seating arrangement was introduced. One should definitely visit cellular jail and get to know a bit more about our history it is just that the light and sound show at Port Blair is NOT recommended.
  • The cellular jail is one of the main attractions of Port Blair. There is a sound and light show at 7.30 in the evening which is a spectacle to watch and is highly recommended. You get a sense of the struggles of the freedom fighters.
  • Patriotic to the point it can make one weep for the sacrifices of the brave freedom fighters. The place looks so beautiful and ironically gives a sense of freedom. This place can illustrate what's the price and value of our freedom is. The light and sound show is the main attraction and one should definitely watch it.
  • You can for sure feel the vibe in here. The struggle of our freedom fighters and their story is just heart melting. Everything is maintained in a very well manner. I really liked how they have kept boards everywhere to tell the truth about certain places. Do watch the light and sound show in the evening.
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