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Address: Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
Phone Number: 9007742360
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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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LIked it very much especially light and sound show which is organized in the evening every day. Must visit this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Jabalpur, India
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Jabalpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

LIked it very much especially light and sound show which is organized in the evening every day. Must visit this place.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The jail is too big for anyone's imagination. We feel saddened just be looking under what conditions prisoners used to stay. The Sound and Light show gives details from the time the jail was built till today. Not much info on Veer Sawarkar given in the show. Worth watching

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting place to visit. You can see how prisoners were kept in small rooms, how they were tortured there. The terrace of the jail gives you an awesome view of the ocean. The light and sound show adds charm to the visit.

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Kannur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

the cellular jail is a national monument and a place of worship gfor all true indians who believe and take pride in the sacrifices of our freeedom fighters. the entire place brings in the terror and torture which our prisoners rather freedom fighters underwent in their cells. it is well preserved and the gallows and torture chambers are worth vsisting... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I went their with my family..... Its a Cellular Jail of British time and u feels that how brutally they tortured... there is also Light nd Sound Show at evening about the freedom... that Was MUst Watch... its Enthralling...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

how could humanity have stood by and let it happen? that's always the question I have when I hear/see places of inhumane treatment and incredible brutality. Hundreds of political prisoners were exiled here by the Brits during India's struggle for independence... and there were some rather famous ones among them. The torture and treatment they were subjected to is nothing... More 

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Baroda, Gujarat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A properly organized excursion to the cellular jail at Port Blair is necessary. This is just a mere small part of the Indian patriots who sacrificed their lives for the country but it is very much necessary for us to know, what treatment were they given during their tenure of imprisonment. Please do not forget to hire out a guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

one must realise by visiting here, how our freedom fighters were tortured and there lives were miserable

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

we took a guide to visit this place. Every Bengali who visit Andaman should visit this memorial. getting light and sound ticket is bit clumsy. but try it.

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Udupi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

the plight of all convicts bring tears to eyes. n how we got freedom at their cost. A must for everyone. Light n sound show , we saw both in hindi n English.How the convicts were treated worse than animals, brings tears to eyes.

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