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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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 NEW

This place can move the hard hearted persons as well. A visit to this now beautiful place makes one realize that this place used to be symbol of terror for the entire nation during the British rule. This place has seen the sufferings and frustrations of the most patriotic freedom fighters who were kept here and suffered tortures at the... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

If you see this place, it will make your blood boil. How can someone be so inhuman as to keep prisoners here. All in all i would recommend this place to every one. Every Indian who is here must see. I would also recommend the light and sound show on the evenings. It is a great way to re-live what... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Very well maintained and clean place. One will have tears when they read the writings and the punishments that Indians met at the hands of the cruel invaders. Must visit place for every Indian.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Must see the light and sound show it is thrilling. You must feel the agony and pain our brave freedom fighters had gone through in the tinny cells.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Cellular jail takes you back into the days of freedom struggle. Nice thing about this place is that there are no restricted areas. All cells are open to visit. The view from top of the jail is awesome. Light and sound show is superb, although be prepared to get bored in the mid-way. The end is superb, and if you... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit place. The Jail is open for public having an entry fee. Would advice to hire a guide who can explain you every details about the Jail. The Jail also contains a photo gallery about the freedom fighters. In the evening , there is also a light shows which takes you to the days of struggle.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Well maintained and good to know the freedom fighters struggle. Don't miss the light and sound show as you know the details in that show only.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The guides explain every minor detail here. It is a big jail. It is maintained very well. And if u visit, never ever miss the light and sound show.

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Jalpaiguri, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Visited twice... Once during the day when we explored evey nook and corner.... Then at night to witness the 'light n sound' show... A visit to Andaman remains incomplete without a visit to the cellular jail.... It has its own painful history to tell... and every Indian will feel the pain,the suffering that our great martyrs felt during the freedom... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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