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Address: Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
Phone Number: 9007742360
Description: Built between 1896 and 1908, this jail was home to hundreds of freedom...
Built between 1896 and 1908, this jail was home to hundreds of freedom fighters.
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A grim reminder

The cells have been carefully preserved, as have the gallows and the oil press. The exhibition is perhaps slightly disappointing in that the extensive captions are somewhat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The cells have been carefully preserved, as have the gallows and the oil press. The exhibition is perhaps slightly disappointing in that the extensive captions are somewhat difficult to read. It is a grim testament to British colonial rule.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It is a museum which was a jail made for freedom fighters.Better take a guide and do attend the laser show at the evening.

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Lucknow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This historic jail is the main landmark of port blair..one of the biggest jails in india..with great freedom fighter's history...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visit this to revive memories of the hundreds of freedom fighters who experienced hell while being alive. Visit cellular jail to get inspired by the die-hard sons of Bharatmata. Visit here to remember the 'cruelty-personified' British rulers

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Deadly place on heaven, couldnt beleive that the britishers would do such a thing a this beauiful place... Nicely maintained, jail surrounded by sea from all the 3 sides. You would see gallows there and the cell where Veer Savarkar was held, nice light show put up by the authorities to tell us the history of this jail.

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Dibrugarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

hire a guide, see it during day time, it closes at 5 pm so go before 1430 because it takes time to see it nicely. light and sound show is not that great if you have spent time during day with the guide.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit.... Kids were interested in everything in there. Open all through the week, no holiday.

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Bhilai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was made by Britishers and was called the Kala Pani -- Surrounded by sea from all 3 sides. You will find the gallows there and also you will see that each cell is made in such a manner that the person in the cell cannot see any other person from his cell. A light sound program in evening is... More 

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Greater Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Cellular Jail is symbolic of the Indian Freedom struggle and the British attempts to break the dissidence. The Government has turned it into a national monument. It is well maintained though its photo galleries could have some write ups. Of the original 7 wings radiating from a central tower, only a few remain. The gallows and the torture chamber... More 

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Minicoy, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It dragged as to the era of pre-Independence of our beloved nation, the sweat, the struggle, the blood and their sheer grit which made them strong all came to our mind while visiting the Celluar Jail and reading its history. Occasionally our eyes got wet and heart throbbed with patriotism. A must see for History bluff as well as a... More 

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