We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cellular Jail

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
Phone Number: 9007742360
Website
Improve this listing
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,014 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 507
    Excellent
  • 378
    Very good
  • 105
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
different place in india

this place is different,nice view of the sea from roof.we can understand and realise how our independence come.in the evening there is a light and sound show that is also good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
767toytrain
,
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Add Photo Write a Review

1,014 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

this place is different,nice view of the sea from roof.we can understand and realise how our independence come.in the evening there is a light and sound show that is also good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Must visit place if you are in Port Blair. Especially the light and sound show in evenings is not to be missed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lot of history. Do go to the light and sound show in the evening in addition to visiting the jail during the day

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Jail is very well maintained and Gives a lot of insight into the past. Entry fee is very nominal, extra charge for Camera, though. The Light and Sound Show post jail closure is watchable, though, not very advanced tech put in place, as Ross Island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Cellular jail is so dreadful and a Sad journey for all the human kind. Kala pani(black water) punishment is associated with this jail. Evening time I visited and I bought the ticket for audio visual trails set by the community which describes in brief about this Jail..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very well maintained and organised. One gets shivers when we see how much our freedom fighters had suffered for us. A salute to them.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dibrugarh, India
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was a completely different experience. We read through all the picture caption and documents. We saw all the pictures of how our brave freedom fighters got tortured to have this freedom. It was a rather very emotional moment for us. The roof top has one of the best view of the ocean..Never miss that

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nagercoil, India
Level Contributor
16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Unforgetable experience.. It depicts the tears of of freedom fighters. Emotional evening Light and sound show is highlight..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The sound and light show at the jail is wonderful! They explain you very well and you can really feel it. A good set up and coordination by the tourism department for an effort to make people aware and known to history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dhanbad, India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is the one of the memory place of Indian Independence. This place is the witness of cruelty of British Soldiers with Indian freedom fighters.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cellular Jail also viewed

Port Blair, South Andaman Island
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
 
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
 

Been to Cellular Jail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cellular Jail and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Mohali, India
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Cellular Jail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?