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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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Attappady, Kerala
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A well planned prison for sure. Real attraction was the collection of photos of the real fighters and old photos and prison items.

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New Delhi, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The place does give you goosebumps when you think of all the tortures that had happened in the tiny cells of the jail years ago. The jail is indeed well maintained, history has been well preserved and statues have been placed with museums to tell us more about that the time and era. The roof top view is beautiful, especially... More

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Every Indian must visit this place in their life time and light and sound show will take to the independence time and atmosphere in Cellular jail

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varanasi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Cellular Jail was built by Englishman for imprisonment of Indian freedom fighter and is approx. 1200 km away from the main land of India, in the Indian Ocean ,Port Blair,( Andman & Nicobar Iceland). It was also famous as KALA PANI. Each small room of this jail was for single freedom fighter alone. The jail had seven wings to... More

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chidambaram
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

only 3 buildings are remains.when we enter ,we thing over our freedom fighters.They suffered a lot in the jail.The hanging room ,last rituals place create drops from our eyes.

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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The jail is a wonderful place to visit, to know what our freedom fighters have been upto. The jail is open till 4:30pm. Also, dont miss out the Sound and light show. In just 2 hours, they will show you the history of andaman in details.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very good quality light and sound show at cellular Jail and also good collection museum with photograph at the jail.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Must see the gallows ...... the bell house for nice view to kalapni and ross island, dont miss the light and sound show but personal I didn't find it thrilling.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

All the freedom fighters we haven't heard of, died here. The ones we heard of, remained in the main land. Must see to feel what they went through. It is said that none returned.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

That's why we visited Andaman. Every Indian must visit this place to pay his tribute. The light & sound show was really touchy. The only thought came in my mind was, are we people really worthy? for the sacrifices done by our freedom fighters?

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