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Cellular Jail in Andaman

A colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Tourism in Andaman

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About Cellular Jail in Andaman

First opened in 1906, Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman is a great place to learn about the history of India and to pay tribute to the fearless freedom fighters. It served as solitary confinement for exiled political prisoners during the British colonial rule and now it’s a national independence memorial. Isolated from the Indian mainland, this jail in Port Blair was popularly known as Kala Pani. The complex houses a museum which chronicles the struggle of Indian freedom fighters.

History of Cellular Jail 

Cellular Jail Kalapani was used by the Britishers as a prison since 1857 that is during the beginning of the Sepoy Mutiny. It took 10 years for the construction of the Cellular Jail. The jail is now open to public viewing as a National Memorial, and its museum gives one a glimpse of years of India’s struggle for freedom. Notable freedom fighters put up here included Batukeshwar Dutt, Babarao Savarkar, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Diwan Singh Kalepani, and Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi. The building had seven straight wings each leading up to a tower in the middle. The jail was turned into a National Memorial in 1969. Its museum displays several galleries on the ground floor and another wing dedicated to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on the first floor. Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital is also located within the jail complex.

Light and Sound Show at Cellular Jail

The Light and Sound Show at Cellular Jail is organized by the government authorities of Andaman to remind tourists about the struggle of freedom fighters. The whole history of the independence struggle is depicted in the form of acts and performances during this light and sound show which will leave you heart-wrecked. The show takes place all days of the week at 05:15 pm, 06:20 pm and 7:25 pm for a Hindi performance and at 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends. English version of the show is performed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 08:30 pm only.

Facts About Cellular Jail

The Cellular Jail was also called Kaalapani as the entire jail was surrounded by sea hence, prisoners could not escape it.

During the time of freedom struggle, fighters like Veer Savarkar and Batukeshwar Dutt were imprisoned in the Cellular Jail.

Cellular Jail which was earlier a jail is now a national museum.

The imprisoners were made to work here under very severe conditions without food and water.

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      We had a nice trip. The cab services were nice and all the hotels and tickets were taken care properly. But when we wanted to visit alternate places when some places are closed due to rain the driver was not ready to take us there and instead asked us extra money since it was not there in the itinerary. We had to waste a whole day because we visited a place in itinerary when it was raining before and they were not ready to take us to any other places.
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      Bangalore, 5 days ago

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      Hyderabad, 5 days ago

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      Raghav from travel tringle is so helpful, Agent Shakeeb, Praveen & sahil also helpful guys they guide me proper throughout the trip, cab driver vinay is also nice person he also make my trip easier. Due to these guys i enjoyed my trip alot with no worries. Thanks to Andaman Oceanic n supportive team. Radha nagar beach, Havelock is the most beautiful place to get relax, kala patthar beach, havelock is also a cool place. Bharatpur beach at neil is also a best place for water sports and natural bridge is also nice place to visit n photography. There is nothing to see at rose island except deers. North bay island is cool for scuba and other water activities. Glass water boat ride is good. The 30 KM ride to chidiya tapu was amazing. Overall the tour was awesome.
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    The Cellular Jail houses galleries such as Freedom Fighters Photo and Exhibition Gallery, Art Gallery, and Netaji Gallery.

    Yes, the Light and Sound Show takes place every day, except for special holidays or emergency cases.

    The cellular jail still stands, but has not been used for housing prisoners anymore.

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