Trip Planner: Asia / India / Andaman and Nicobar Islands / South Andaman Island / Port Blair / Cellular Jail
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.
Tours To Cellular Jail
Cellular Jail Reviews
Must visit place. It is surreal during the daytime and the sound and light show complements it fully. Sound and light show fills you with gratitude towards all the freedom fighters. The actual cells..... more »
A must see place in port blair.. Sound and light show is a must see item.. Feel pained when you hear how our political prisoners were treated here more »
This place is the best place to visit in Port Blair. I would say the important historical place of Indian freedom. The people over here were i mean prisoners were the real heroes of Indian independence. The timing of this place is till 4 pm only so better go before it and after that at night time their is a light show which is the most preferred from my side. The entry fee for Indians is 100. Must Go place in port Blair
This is one of the most remarkable landmarks of India's history of its hard earned independence. The Cellular jail has been well maintained with lots of exhibition halls within. Not only that, all the wings in the jail are under continuous repair and restoration. The view from the central tower is breathtaking overlooking Ross Island from Port Blair. Adding to that, the light and sound show in the evening gives a great holistic story of the history of the making of this jail and snippets of events from the lives of the martyrs who suffered within those walls of the jail.
Plan your trip to Port Blair
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Kid-friendly things to do in Port Blair
Nature in Port Blair
Hidden gems in Port Blair
Side trips from Port Blair
Plans to Cellular Jail by other users
5 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA January, extra fast, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra fast 13 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA January, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium