Timings : National Memorial: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Entry Fee :
Entry Ticket: INR 30
Camera: INR 200
Video Camera: INR 1000
Film shooting per day with prior permission: INR 10,000
How To Reach Cellular Jail : The cellular Jail is located within the city of Port Blair. The best way to reach the jail complex is by hiring your own private cab as the public transport in Andaman isn't well developed. Else, you can also take an auto-rickshaw to reach your destination.
Light and Sound Show :
When: every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Hindi Show Timings : 6:00 PM and 7:15 PM,
English Show Timings: 7:15 PM
Price per head: INR 50
Also known as : Kala Pani
Constructed and Completed on : The construction of the jail began in the year 1896 and was completed in 1906
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The Cellular Jail, also known as 'Kala Pani' is an old colonial prison situated in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Constructed by the Britishers during their colonial rule in India, the jail was used particularly to exile Indian political prisoners. It was used to house many notable freedom fighters such as Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
The jail complex is now owned by the Government of India and it is recognised as the national memorial monument that showcases the life of prisoners during the British era. Cellular Jail stands as a prominent tourist attraction in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands where visitors can learn about its history and also enjoy a light show held in memory of all the prisoners who were imprisoned here.
Today, the Cellular Jail is a solemn reminder of all the struggles the Indian freedom fighters undertook while fighting for independence, and is an integral part of India's history.
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