Cellular Jail
Cellular Jail
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Built between 1896 and 1908, this jail was home to hundreds of freedom fighters.
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DhruvaSanketMehta
Vadodara, India9 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Must visit historical place. New Updated Light n Sound show which has been started after 23rd January 2023 is the show one must not miss.
Written 4 February 2023
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Rakesh Barotia
Surat, India13 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Visit to Cellular Jail is must in Port Blair. The light show was amazing.I meet Mr. Gopal ji through TripAdvisor. He is very gentleman. He arranged all the trip very well. He booked my ferry tickets, cellular jail tickets, light show tickets, hotel booking in advance. He is very cooperative and helpful. He take care of all my needs.His company name is Sadai tour and travels. His contact number is 9531918600, 9933202151.
Written 31 January 2023
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moumi45963
Bengaluru, India134 contributions
Nov 2022
The must visit place for every one who is stepping in Port Blair is the infamous cellular jail which bears the memory of colonial torture indians had to face from British rulers. Do not miss the exhibition at the entrance gate to the jail which explains the history. Please take a guided tour of the jail for better understanding. Each of the cells tell story of the unsung heroes of india's freedom struggle. The terrace also gives an wonderful panoramic view of surroundings including Ross Island.

Gopal anna of Sadai Travels (+91 9531918600) provided us the transportation for local sight seeing. He is an wonderful person and made our 7 day long trip a memorable one.
Written 25 January 2023
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Stanko P
8 contributions
Jan 2023
It is a historical building remembering us of a dark time of the colonial suppression and of the suffering of people that loved their country and wanted it to be free. There are still many places of suffering similar to this one in many places of today's world. It also reminds us of all the ugly things that humans are prepared to do to other humans in order to get power over them and to exploit them.
The surprising thing is the size of the jail and the large number of cells, even though only the remaining parts of the whole jail are presented.
Written 24 January 2023
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AshishAnchal
Noida, India91 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Nice place to visit once. Do hire a guide he charges very negligible but gives you a very nice input.

Takes you back into lanes of history.

Nice place to visit.

Only concern is that there should be lift installed at least for senior citizens and physically disabled in central tower as they can actually correlate history but cannot climb sometimes
Written 7 January 2023
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Raiden
New Delhi, India284 contributions
Dec 2022
must visit when in Andaman & Nicobar islands. Full of history and very well maintained by Govt. of India.
Do take an authorised guide for the complete experience.
Written 6 January 2023
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Yashas.p
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
We had visited cellular Jail on 23/12/2022. Lights and sound show are cancelled due to some upgrade activities.
This place is an emotion which cannot be described in words and can only be felt.
You can spend easily 2-3hrs here.
A guide is must to understand history of place. Tickets were booked by sadai gopal bhaiya. He is best and very genuine whom u can trust blindly on any booking. For any hotel/ferry/cab/auto/byk booking in andaman islands. Contact him in number 9531918600/9933202151. He will be little busy. Contact him in advance for any details. We had 10 days trip. He took care of everything. He charges very minimal also. In ANI for any thing he is go to person.
He also has very good knowledge on port blair geography.
We were very disappointed that lights and sound show were cancelled in cellular Jail. Gopal bhaiya suggested an alternative for the time. So even if any event Is cancelled, if u contact gopal bhaiya he will give u many alternate options as well.
Written 4 January 2023
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MAYANKBIGDELHIFOODIE
New Delhi, India199 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
This place makes you very emotional
The sacrifice they have done for us
And India
This place cannot be judged
This place is feeling
Not a jail
Wat a sacrifice
Salute to them
Written 3 January 2023
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Chandraneev
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
A visit to cellular jail provides immense historical insight to the freedom movement in India. We visited on 12.12.2022 and tickets booked by Sadai Gopal( 9531918600). He helped us in the entire trip in cruise booking, ferry booking, transport arrangement and car to baratang island. We recommend him to anyone visiting Andaman Islands. Trust him for anything!
Written 21 December 2022
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Madhu K
4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
It's a must visit! We took guide which was very informative. Please connect with gopal jee's number - 9531918600/9933202151(Sadai tour and travel) for easy trip arrangements
Written 16 December 2022
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