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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, Cultural
Owner description: Built between 1896 and 1908, this jail was home to hundreds of freedom fighters.
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: Built between 1896 and 1908, this jail was home to hundreds of freedom fighters.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

can't imagine how freedom fighters had gone through those bad days. Have a glimpse of how the prisoners were made to stay and work hard, punished and humiliated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Perfect way of narrating history. Everyone from 6+ year old to a 60+ year old could connect. Must visit place in the bucket list

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

i read a book before i visited Andaman.. "SinhPurush" talks about Veer Savarkar.. and i was speechless when i saw the cells of the jail, the cell where Veer Savarkar was kept.. saw museum dedicated to our brave Krantiveers.. any Indian must visit Cellular jail once.. There are only three wings left now.. Light and Sound show was a bit... More 

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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We had been to this national monument to see how the brave hearts nationalist fought for the nation's IndependenceThe sound and light show make s the ambiance lively and takes us in to the glorious history of our brave heroswho sacrificed their lives for the nation

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It was one of the biggest jail in Asia built by the British to house political freedom fighters as prisoners away from mainland. There is a sound and light show in the evening that gives you the historical perspective and a must see event for every visitor.

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New Delhi, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Wile there, you cannot help being touched by the sadness of the place. The whole place still carries scars of all the torture that was done. The light and sound show, especially, takes us back to the era and by the end of the show, there is noone who wouldn't feel a light of patriotism instilling inside us.

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The history of Cellular jail is quite well preserved. You can feel the frustration of the prisoners and the spookiness of the gallows. Don't skip this historic monument, an hour in the place will go by very quickly. Definitely learned about Veer Sarvakar from this jail. One of our freedom fighters who has been grossly overshadowed.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This place stands as a testimony to one of the most torturous times for our freedom fighters. The way brits were treating our men will bring tears to anyone listening to light and sound show in the evening. I feel it's our duty to visit this place, take a first hand experience in seeing photos and hearing to the stories... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Part of the Indian history. During the Light and Sound show it seems you are reliving those tough days of freedom struggle along with the great freedom fighters. Must visit place.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Could not understand why people go all the way to visit a jail. The day visit was still okay (and illuminating), but just avoid the light and sound program in the evening! Quite a let down, especially if you compare with the one at Red Fort (Delhi) - and there are mosquitoes too, hunting for you in the dark -... More 

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