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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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A great and moving experience to relive the days of torture

Contrary to picturesque beaches and crystal clear waters of the Andamans, this place is known as Kalapani, meaning the waters of Death. Located in the heart of Port Blair this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Contrary to picturesque beaches and crystal clear waters of the Andamans, this place is known as Kalapani, meaning the waters of Death. Located in the heart of Port Blair this infamous prison was notorious for its torture and misery meted out to prisoners . It is believed that people brought here never returned alive. It was indeed an overwhelming experience... More 

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Gondia, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good place,nicely maintained,good for history lovers and for patriotics,also has good views from the top of this monument.

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Cuttack, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the best places to explore colonial India. Great architecture. A must visit for history lovers.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Taking a guide is important. He walks you down the history very well. This followed by light ^ sound show makes the trip memorable.

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

It has nothing more than a 15 minute walk around (more on wikipedia and youtube). Also, the evening sound and light show is over-rated (kids below 12 will lose patience). Too fewer English shows is a big let-down!

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Thank JayDei
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The prison would remind everyone about the past that India has had. It is a different experience but anything more than 1 hour would be too much to spend here. The architecture is interesting.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Historical place, it signifies about Indian History & sacrifices of our great grandfathers. Must see Light & sound show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is just breathtaking! Its light and sound show is a must watch program. The voice acts and the dance of the lights takes one deep into the torture chambers and the atrocities faced by our respected freedom fighters. The place immediately invokes a sense of Patriotism and devotion towards Mother India. Don't miss this place at any cost!

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

Visiting cellular jail was the proudest moment of my life as well as for my husband. This was the best thing of my life. Light and sound program was also very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The cellular jail is the place where our freedom fighters were kept and tortured... Its a place which tells you the story of torture and resistance. The light and sound show tell about the whole history... Very interesting .... Must visit

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