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Address: Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
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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.

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It feels wrong to enjoy this place

The idea of turning the jail into a museum, I suppose, is to act as a reminder of times past. To warn people the levels of insanity that humans can fall to. However, the general... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Thane, India
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Thane, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The idea of turning the jail into a museum, I suppose, is to act as a reminder of times past. To warn people the levels of insanity that humans can fall to. However, the general air of the jail is one of awe with swarms of tourists walking to look at the places of torture. Recommended if you would like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Open your eyes to a interesting aspect of india history. The struggle against the British empire. Worth the visit

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Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The jail is something very important to the locals. This the only reason they did not rebuilt it to a hotel. Which actually could become a nice one. There is a government shop in the jail at the exit where you can find some interesting souvenirs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reminds us about India's independence struggle, sacrifice of freedom fighters in the Kaala pani. Light and sound show is awesome, do not miss it. Its better to hire a guide(~₹200) to explain things here. (Do not hire if you have less time and want to have more clicks/pictures ) . View of sea from terrace of watch tower is great,... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A well maintained place which takes you thru a Journey. A guide helps you understand the pain and misery of the inmates. You would have to vacate the premises after you see the place and then buy another ticket for the Light and Sound show which is nicely managed and gives a memorable insight to the pain and suffering of... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its all about our great war-fighters who devoted their life in sake of our independence ...Its about The great Vir Savarkar and his friends ...You can feel it ...Light and Sound show is a must

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Madurai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never miss the visit with a guide to see the inside of the jail during day time. Just outside the jail are the statues of the tiagis who were jailed and tortured by british

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Port Blair and one must vist this place. Countless tales of horror, tortures, killings, murders and pain is written on these walls. make sure to hire a guide to have a better knowledge of this place. Make sure to visit the Veer Savakar Cell. Though we enjoyed every bit of the tour but this place has a gloomy past... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice historic place. Good for photography. Hire a guide for details. The light and sound show is over-estimated. You can skip it if you want. A must go place if visiting andaman.

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

lovely show organized in the night by the tourism department of Andaman here. Dont miss this in Port Blair

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