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 is the known kalapani Jail. It is well maintained. One should take a guided tour as you will understand it full.  more »
  • I salute to all those who have sacrificed their life for our motherland. No words can express the hardships our brave-hearts faced in the Cellular jail. Must, must and must visit the Andaman to see wh...  more »
  • The light and sound show here is something one should visit. A very nice thing to experience in the evening as nothing much to do in Andaman post sunset.  more »
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  • The nation monument in Port Blair. Ticketing distribution is a little different way. You can get ticket online only. No offline tickets. Good space for seating arrangement. Seat have no cushion, it should be because light and sound show is 1 hour duration show. Approx 500 seating capacity.
  • Very nice place, lots of history is associated with this place. Fills your heart with patriotism once you hear the story behind the bars. Some portion of the jail is demolished due to natural calamities. The light show at night is also good to see. Make sure you book your tickets for light show online in advance to get your favourable timings.
  • Nice historical place. Light & sound is also available in the evening. But the sound quality is not up to the mark. After taking enough pics do take out some time and just sit down at this place and think about how Indian Freedom Fighters would have felt. Otherwise it would feel like any other historical place in India. The highly acclaimed Light & Sound Show is quite average but since you're there...so go and watch it.
  • Very well maintained historical place. Huge place to explore and it reminds you the history of freedom fight India had. Entry fee is good considering the number of employees work here. There is light show in the evening at this jail which I will say is average and some people feel bored as it lacks the intensity but it is surely one time viewable. There is government emporium at this place which offers pearls, shells and other stuff at very affordable price.
  • A must place to visit on a tour of Andaman and Nicobar Islands .. also due to its easy connectivity from the major places .. and the historic value related to it makes a unmissable opportunity. but only if you make ticket reservation in advance for the most important thing: light and sound show... also a great place for the best views and great picture opportunities and understand the value of the specified location of the jail.. guides are also available... also one thing to keep in mind.. be always at the front of the queue to avoid missing a seat..

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