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Cellular Jail

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Built by the colonial British in 1896 to accomodate Indian prisoners, the Cellular Jail stands as a dark reminder of the British rule in India. Escape from this facility was impossible, due to its seperation from mainland and strict vigilance of British soldiers. Today, the Cellular Jail serves as a museum and depicts the Indian Freedom Struggle in all of its brutality.

The jail had seven large wings in the original construction blueprint, with an alarm bell in the central to raise alert. But two wings were demolished after India achieved Independence. Today it is considered as a National Memorial with tourists coming in from all over the world to visit this gargantuan jail. The jail houses numerous galleries with pictures of famous figures of the Indian Freedom struggle. Several life size models of jailers torturing the inmates represent the hardships of an inmate's life. The entry fee is Rs.30 per head with extra charges for camera. The Light and Sound show, which is regularly hosted at evenings, is well known.

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Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
11.6741920°N, 92.7478066°E
Distance from Andaman & Nicobars to Cellular Jail
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Cellular Jail..

Overall Rating:4.7

  '4' out of 5
"It's a very nostalgic place for Indians, especially the ones during whose generation, India flight for independence. There are very informative guides here who guide you and provide you with every known piece of information they know. Towards 7 pm, there's a light and sound sir show that narrates the incidents and memories the jail holds. The place has been well maintained and is usually crowded with visitors. You can also catch a good view of Ross island from the top of the jail's towers. Worth a visit for anybody in Port Blair. "
  '5' out of 5
"Lovely place. I enjoyed light and sound show very much. A must visit place if you are planning a trip to Andaman. The story of freedom fighters is heart touching. Do visit this place. :)"
  '5' out of 5
"80%pujabi....desh di azadi lai larhe ....ajj punjabiya nu attwady kahdi hai sarkar......slam hai ohna desh lai mar mitan wale parwaneya nu ...jinha di kurbani sadka asi azadi da nigh manh rahe ha "
  '5' out of 5
"The place will give you goose bumps after listening to the history of this place. Would definitely suggest to see the Light and sound show."
  '5' out of 5
"It's a magnificent place, esp. for Indians to visit n understand the struggle that our freedom fighters went through. My advice is to hire one of the guides there, as they would explain all the important events that's happened there Do visit the sound n light show. Although the technicalities (effects) of the show are not great, the story is powerful..."

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