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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Cant explain the beauty of a place so dreaded, a must see for every indian, and the light ad sound show was simply awesome

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If your visit to this show is on a Sunday, make sure you know Hindi. Otherwise, you can't actually understand the content as most of this are dialogues. But a nice one, portraying the struggle of the people who were in that jail.

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The sound and light show was brilliant, very touching --- saw Veer Navarkar's cell and items used by him Loved it because we visited on 14th Aug a day before independence day !!!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Cellular jail is the most visited place in Portblair. The place is well maintained but for the washrooms. The place has lots of history stored in it. There is a museum that has pictures of the jail at different times. The areal view from the watch tower is very good. The light and sound show could be better. It... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This Cellular Jail was dumb witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were imprisoned here. It is ‘cellular’ because it is entirely made for solitary confinement of prisoners. I consider it as a pilgrimage centre. That is why I preferred to see it first as soon as I landed on Port Blair. I had read the... More

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Its a special place to visit to pay homage to our freedom fighters ,the light and sound show is a must watch.

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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visit to this place made felt Indian all over again. It shows how freedom fighters were tortured and kept in cells by British authorities. Its a must visit for all Indians

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As an Indian, I felt very sad to learn about the misery of freedom fighters. Felt like weeping. I salute all those suffered for the cause of Nation. A homage is a must must. Light and sound show should not be missed

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The jail is well maintained and clean. It is horrific to know how the prisoners were ill treated during the british rule. The photographs of the freedom fighters are properly and maintained well.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Cellular jail is one of the most popular spots in Port Blair. This place has been awarded as national monument and it's no longer a jail now. Presently its span in terms of area is less than half of its actual area. There were 8 compartments originally out of which 3 are remaining nowadays and the rest got destroyed by... More

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