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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM, Closed on Mondays and Public holidays
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2 out of 36 attractions in Port Blair

Cellular Jail

Located in the Nicobar Islands, this jail rose to prominence during the British Raj in India. Many a social activist have spent days and months in this jail as a result of protests against the British rule. The building of this prison started in the year 1896 and was completed in 1906, The other name of this place is the Kala Pani Jail. During the British rule, any person who used to raise their voices against the British used to be trapped punished and imprisoned in the Viper Jail or the Andaman Cellular Jail and were tortured till death. Many brave men perished due to the intolerable pain.
Cellular Jail: The Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, all history is saved in the form of exhibitions, long prisons and beautiful architecture, the view of the sea from its peak was also so beautiful. if you are running out of time you can skip this one.
Nilesh Choudhry
After reaching Port Blair we still had 1 more day in hand to roam around in the local places before our flight to New Delhi, I quickly took out my phone searched for local places to visit and found Cellular Jail as the most visited tourist destination among tourists. After a quick discussion with my family members we decided to visit this place , we threw our bags in the hotel room , and took walk towards cellular jail as it was 700mtr from our hotel. Each person ticket costed around rs30/-After taking tickets we stepped inside the cellular jail. It was much bigger than we thought it would be. There were close to 700 cells in that jail. (Quick fact - Freedom fighters of India were kept in this jail so that they couldn't escape and even if they would they can't go anywhere because they were on an island). We roamed around all the cells and i felt proud that i am born in country which is full of rich culture and people who can starve to death in order to give freedom to their nation. The working of the Cellular Jail initially had seven straight wings each associated with a pinnacle in the center giving the entire development a look of something like a bike wheel with each wing appended with the inside pinnacle like a discussed wheel. This outline depended on English savant and social scholar Jeremy Bentham's idea of the Panopticon. The pinnacle in the middle that framed the purpose of convergence of all the seven wings filled in as a watch point for the watchmen of the correctional facility to keep vigil on detainees. It had a substantial ringer for raising caution. The wings, every one of which had three stories, were built in such way that the front of one wing faces the back of another so one prisoner in a wing can't see or speak with another detainee in any of the neighboring wings. Indeed, even the cells in a wing were in succession with the goal that prisoners in a similar wing likewise can't convey or see each other.
Sakshi Chaudhary
You must visit the Cellular jail when in PortBlair. Even the thought of this place gives me goosebumps as I can replay the entire Light and sound show in my mind. The light and sound show portraying the prisoners story during the freedom struggle starts at 5:30 p.m.(first show) and the last show is at 9:15 p.m. But if you want to visit the Jail and see it from the inside you must visit during early hours. The Museum closes at 4:45 p.m.
After completion of the tour to Mount Harriet National Park we were back to Port Blair by the car which we hired. Then after having lunch we proceeded for the famous Cellular jail. The Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. 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. Imminent freedom fighter like Veer Savarkar being imprisoned in this jail.