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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  • Historical place worth visiting. The audio visual show in the evening gives a good summary of the jails history. However it is too dragged and boring especially at the end of tiring day  more »
  • It’s a must watch. The freedom fighters that Britishers would arrest, were sent here and were tortured beyond imagination. It is important for us, those who didn’t fight the war, to see and feel...  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.

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