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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  • marks the beauty of construction. Very good place. Sound and light show is about the history. so go only if you are interested to know about the jail history.  more »
  • The cellular jail is a place of horror, what is shown by photos and illustrations. You can enter in each cell and learns much about the life (and death) of resistance against the British. If one is already in Port Blair, you should visit this historic place.
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  • Good to visit for an hour's time. We can see how difficult it was those prisoners to stay. Light and music show English timings was good  more »
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  • Historically a very important place to visit for any Indian. The light and sound show can be improved by making some changes in seating arrangement so that view is not obstructed by other viewers seated in front or sides; 1 star deducted for this. The coconut water and cream sold outside the jail around 5pm is not to be missed.
  • National memorial... A great way to remember past tribute to martyrs! This jail makes us realise that if we don't know from where we came from we can never know where we are going! Light and sound show gives you goosebumps... A must visit place on your Andaman trip which you will definitely cherish! Just splendid! Try to get tickets online people sell it illegally at higher price once you reach there!
  • This is a historical place and you should get a guide if you want to know the history. Our guide was fantastic and took us on a splendid tour, explaining everything. You will definitely feel proud of those people who sacrificed their lives here for our freedom. However I would not recommend the light & sound show, which was not so great, even with Om Puri's voice in the background. I would request them to replace the old light & sound show format to laser show or something modern which will bring the characters right in front of our views. That will make it more interesting I guess.
  • A place that reminds us of the freedom struggle by those who were imprisoned during 1900's. It's very well maintained and worth visiting. The cellular jail, light and sound show is a must watch to understand how this jail functioned. You will be thrilled to know who all have ruled in Andaman.
  • Everyone should visit this place at least once. It's not about the location but about its history. Hundreds of Indian freedom fighters were tortured here and died ultimately. Step inside the room where the freedom fighters were kept after they were sentenced to death and peek inside the room where they were hanged. The light and sound show every evening narrates the story of the sacrifices of these great national heroes. It's a must visit for every Indian at least.
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