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Cellular Jail

Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Port Blair
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Built between 1896 and 1908, this jail was home to hundreds of freedom fighters.
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

did not like the light and sound show... one in hyderabad is much better.. much could have been done found it to be very cliched... liked the place though specially from the top of the roof

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Must visit in day time for to see the cell & museum and night time for light & sound show. It give you the audio visual experience about the history of this jail and the actual meaning of 'Saja a kala pani"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Every Indian ought visit this location to feel how freedom fighters suffered to get Independence for India and how britishers tortured the freedom fighters and the other prisoners

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Every Indian shoud visit this place for its beauty and the history it tells.half of this building is destroyed and encroached by locals.our govt should have preserved earlier.light show in this jail was not best as I expected

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

It still gives me goosebumps to think of cellular jail... the kala pani! I visited the place with family- parents, brothers and husband... and everyone was stunned to actually feel; what our people went through to get azaadi... and seriously, those people were some parahuman! It was haunting to think of our freedom flighters in that place in early 20th... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This monument made me cry a lot.The light and sound show made me very emotional. I would recommend every person to visit here.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited this place 2 times. First one was in morning to view the Jail itself. The second one in evening to see the "Light & Sound Show". This show helps us to understand the history of the Jail. A must visit place in Port Blair. Must see the light and sound show. The memories of independence struggle get refreshed.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It costs almost nothing to get it, so this is well worth stopping by and exploring into India's colonial past. To see all the tiny cells and the gallows is quite the eye opener and really gets you thinking what life must have been like for the prisoners being forced to live and work in the heat. Lots of info... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It is a must-visit place for everyone who visit the Andamans. You can feel the pain our freedom fighters gone thru seeing the environment and knowing about the way they got punished. You'll get goose bumps when you listen to the narration. A bit lengthy, but worth spending time there. Do have a tourist guide with you while going around... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The sound and light show is in Hindi for you non Indians, there are better light and sound shows, but the name of David Barry and the freedom fighters who suffered at his hands will remain with us . It is worth visiting to see and honour the individuals who fought and suffered in Kala Pani to overthrow the yoke... More

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