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Built between 1896 and 1908, this jail was home to hundreds of freedom fighters.
Atlanta Point, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744101, India
+91 95319 06010
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Reviewed today

Nice place. You'll love the ambience it provide. The Show at Light n sound is amazing Gives a fantastic view & a patriotic feeling & pride to be an indian

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chandoshak
Reviewed yesterday

historical place from indian freedom movement era. sign of british rules. visit this place during after noon so that u can watch the jail as well as can enjoy the light & sound show

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank baddrud
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum and the guides of the cellular jail gives the whole idea of the jail and brings back the past right in front of our eyes. The jail closes by 5 and then the light and sound show starts each time at 5.15, 6.15...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mitalistraveldiary
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An absolutely amazing place It was one of my favourite places in the entire Andaman trip. U have so much history attached to it that you cannot miss this place in your Andaman itinerary. Also, so sit back and check out the light and sound...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SambeetM4
Reviewed 4 days ago

the place is running down and fast. My visit was days after the PMs visit so the place had been spruced up. But still I doubt that the Jail wings will last beyond another twenty years. We really do not know how to maintain our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raofca
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A moving part of Indian history and a place I recommend every Indian to visit once to appreciate the sacrifice paid in blood and lives for freedom. The whole ground is very well maintained and just feels...sensitive, especially for an Indian. May the atrocities and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Xzentrik
Reviewed 4 days ago

a must visit place for those visiting the archipelago. a well conserved historical monument, although i got a feeling that the conservators might want to restrain their enthusiasm. in their zeal they might unravel the historical character which is at the core of such monuments....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vineetdel
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a jail meant to house criminals first and later exclusively political prisoners made by the British to ensure the continuation of the dominance of India. All political prisoners were ex communicated and thrown here. Built using conscripted prisoners on the same lines as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ashokj338
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Total time taken with a guide to visit the jail is about 2 hrs... after that normally every one goes to light sound show..at 6 pm. Best is start your visit @3-4 pm.book your ticket of light sound show in advance online through website of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dabboo
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a British era cellula jail for the prisnors for freedom fighters,. popularly known as Kalapani ki saja. Veer sawarkar cell is worth to realise the struggle of freedom.

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 15, 2018|
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Response from 3961varsha | Reviewed this property |
My travel agent booked us on Markuzz- Port Blair to Havelock and back.
October 28, 2018|
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Response from GuruGhummakad | Reviewed this property |
Cellular Jail is open on all the seven days for Light and Sound Program, which is a must if you are going there. This is first in Hindi and then English on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Both the shows are in Hindi on the... More
October 3, 2018|
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Response from Vishu9000 | Reviewed this property |
It is open on all days except national holidays.. however the evening sound and light shows operates daily in Hindi for English Monday, wed, fri only for 8pm shows