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Address: Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
Phone Number: +91 90077 42360
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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's nice to visit this place and get to know the history about the infamous velour jail or kala paaani ki kaid. Once you enter the jail you can go into the prison cells and click... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I would recommend to visit this place to see historic place. U must visit it. But don't stay over there to see light and sound show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's nice to visit this place and get to know the history about the infamous velour jail or kala paaani ki kaid. Once you enter the jail you can go into the prison cells and click some good pictures . There's a sound show in the evening which takes place in the central courtyard of the jail. It's a must... More 

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent construction made by British with Indian prisoner.Government converted to museum.memory of Vir Savarkar

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well maintained historical site. The light and sound show provides insight about the struggle of our freedom fighters. Plan it in a way that you see the show for sure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Structure is remarkable. You can see cells where freedom fighters were kept. Light and Sound show is also extremely beautiful. Guides are cheaters here... they charge ₹200/- but don't help much. You can visit it without help of any guide. There are photos of freedom struggle.

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Thank Balram C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go for visiting the jail and hire a guide so that he can explain you all the inside story of jail. i would not prefer the evening show as it is quite boring and and you will not understand what is going. Overall jail is must visit place during day time with a guide.

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

We are enjoying free India. Just look at the efforts of our freedom fighters and hardships. Salam to Sawarkar and others. Every Indian must visit Cellular jail once in a life. Light and sound show helps us to know how British regime was treating our freedom fighters. Maintained and arranged shows very nicely by our government.

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

Light and sound show is really good. It is really interesting to see the history of the cellular jail and how it is thoughtfully constructed with lot of planning. You get emotional and feel proud about the freedom fighter who went through pain to us freedom. Long queues for light and sound show - ticket price INR 50 Must visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This will help us know the historical facts. The sound and light show was amazing. Refreshed our historical memories.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must visit place for every Indian to understand what our freedom fighters gone through to get the freedom which we took for granted. Sound and laser show should not miss. Savarkar room in second floor end and Gallows are must visit place.

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