Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail, Port Blair: Address, Phone Number, Cellular Jail Reviews: 4.5/5

Cellular Jail
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Built between 1896 and 1908, this jail was home to hundreds of freedom fighters.
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2-3 hours
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Dhanoj
6 contributions
Super feeling.
Oct 2021 • Family
Amazing feeling of trip,mind blowing feeling during tha trip, I want again visit other holidays time.
Written October 13, 2021
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Rohit Bihani
Kolkata (Calcutta), India188 contributions
Heritage monument, a must visit in Port Blair
Oct 2021
This should be an absolutely must visit if you are in Port Blair. It is one of the best preserved historical structure in India, and every area inside is very clean. The local guides give a great insight into the history of this place, popularly known as 'Kaala paani' in British India times.
The light & sound show every evening after sunset is also not to be missed. It is very well presented, and gives the true feel of this place to tourists.
Written October 12, 2021
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Saroni GHosh
55 contributions
Well worth the visit especially if you have a tour guide like Neeraj.
Oct 2021 • Friends
If you find yourself in Cellular Jail make sure you get Neeraj Vaidya as your guide because he will make it worth your time. Neeraj has the innate ability to intersperse facts with stories and bring to life the rich history of Kala Paani that most know little about. Worth the one hour spent touring cellular jail. Go pay tribute to the brave freedom fighters who lost their lives in the pursuit of Independence.
Written October 3, 2021
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Vinod A
1 contribution
Sadai Tour and Travel
Sep 2021
We strongly recommend services of Sadai Tour and Travel (Gopal) for planning vacation to Andamans. Gopal did a great job for us in planning the trip. He can be reached on
+91 9531918600
Written September 28, 2021
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AlokkChoudhary
Mumbai, India124 contributions
Must visit Place
Aug 2021
Really great to see the jail of British Era. Its closes by 1700 hrs. Daily only 2 shows of Light & Sound show is showing in Hindi. May be due to COVID. For show, u have to book ticket online on andaman tourism website. Price is Rs 300/- for adult and Rs 150/- for children. Show timings are 1720 hrs & 1840 hrs. When plan to see this Jail make sure u book ticket also for light & sound show. So u have not to come again for show. Enjoyed the show. I recommend all to visit this and watch the show also.
Written August 15, 2021
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Prachi G
Bengaluru, India200 contributions
Great experience, must visit
May 2021 • Friends
A must visit place in Port Blair. You will need more than an hour to explore the whole place.
You must reach by 4 pm to get the last ticket. The compound closes by 5 pm.
There are tour guides available to take you through the history of this place and explain in detail. The museum at the entrance has pictures and artifacts revealing the history and it’s interesting to read.
The jail is built across three floors and huge area shaped like a wheel. You can go inside the cells and experience.
There is a light and sound show in evening at 6 pm and 7:15 pm, in Hindi and English. But you need to prebook the tickets to be able to grab a seat.(online booking available)
Written June 6, 2021
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Ajay KMehta
Washington Crossing, PA410 contributions
History and Culture
Feb 2021
Went there with an organized trip Knew some of the history but was touched by the patriotism and painful history of india under British rule.
Written May 17, 2021
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jaiswalneetu
Bengaluru, India12 contributions
Mesmerizing and heartbreaking at the same time
Apr 2021
This place reminds us of how much sacrifice our ancestors gave for the freedom that we enjoy today. The light and sound show was very good and the museums are also nice.
Written May 7, 2021
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Jyotsna2013
Mumbai, India18 contributions
Great perspective on our freedom struggle from the confines of the Cellular Jail.
Mar 2021
A must visit monument. Go twice- once during the day for a quick walk through the museum room after which you hire a guide(available onsite) to take you through the monument.
Later come back for the sound and light show. These tickets need to be booked beforehand . The show is full. Also you need to figure whether you want the English/ Hindi show as they are available on certain days of the week.

We had booked our car through Gopal( +919531918600) and he had organized the sound & light show tickets for us.In fact he organized the car for us throughout the Andaman trip.

Visiting the Cellular Jail is an amazing experience and one had only learnt about it at school.
Written April 26, 2021
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nidhi
Mumbai, India12 contributions
Unbelievable Jail
Apr 2021 • Couples
This is a must historical monument to see and explore on your trip to Port Blair. The light and sound show gives you complete information about the history of this jail. Massive Built.
Written April 11, 2021
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