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Address: Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744101, India
Phone Number: 9007742360
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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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5-Day Andaman and Nicobar Islands Tour from Port Blair

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Sound and Light Show

Amazing experience. Just out of the world for an hour. out of the ordinary. Definitely not regular govt. stuff. But a master piece. Must watch when in Port Blair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing experience. Just out of the world for an hour. out of the ordinary. Definitely not regular govt. stuff. But a master piece. Must watch when in Port Blair.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cellular Jail is a must visit attraction in Port Blair. It is a National Monument dedicated to Freedom Fighters of Indian Independence. Every evening Sound and Light show is held which depicts the history and struggle of Indian Freedom fighters. It is this jail where great freedom fighter - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was imprisoned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's good to take children to give them a better understanding about pre independence fighters and the pain they underwent at the cellular jail. The architecture is awesome!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popular and recommended for history lovers. did not interest us a bit. would have better spent the day at some beach

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

worth a visit, but the light and sound show is not worth the try, you can also buy some sea shells crafts in their shop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cellular jail is the major attraction in Andaman especially light and sound show. You can see 2 Museums inside this Cellular jail which has some rare photographs of those years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Better to take a guide (costs around Rs.200), but will give detailed facts and insights about history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This historic jail should be on top of your list, though Andamans is much more than that. Step in and you can feel the solitude of the then inhabitants struggling for freedom. To add to that the location and view of the sea from here are nice too. Fantastic!

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Udaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you will love this place even if you don't like history. but avoid visiting this place in day time, its quite hot in day hours. the light and sound show is nice.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard so much about it through out my life. It was quite a feeling to see it in real. The light and sound show in the evenings is worth a watch

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