Cellular Jail locally called as Kala Pani (Kala – black and Pani - water, mean black water) was a Jail or Lockup for Indian freedom fighters at pre-independent period by the cruel British ruler. It is located at Port Blair in the Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. It was constructed by British Government during 1896 to 1906. Many freedom fighters such as Diwan Singh Kalepani, Yogendra Shukla, Batukeshwar Dutt, Maulana Ahmadullah, Babarao Savarkar,Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Bhai Parmanand, Vaman Rao Joshi, Nand Gopal etc, were imprisoned here during the struggle of Indian independence.
Cellular Jail is one of the darkest chapters in Indian history during British colonial rule. Usually, British had been using Andaman Islands as a prison before (from the time of Sepoy Bidroho at 1857) the Cellular Jail was constructed. This isolated island was a perfect place to punish the Indian rebels by British ruler. Today, it is a protected National Memorial monument and it dedicated to great Indian freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the Independence of the Nation.
Cellular Jail contains 7 regions contain 283 separate cells with a tower in middle region and it is 4 floors building with first three for cells and the fourth floor functioned as the watch tower. One can see here the execution room where the freedom fighters were hanged. Now, travelers can see the light and sound show depicting the sacrifice of freedom fighters and also showing up the brutal history of Kala Pani.
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Address: Phoenix Bay, Port Blair
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Tele-Phone: 03192 - 251234, 200841
If you planned to visit at Cellular Jail then you should first reach at Port Blair, Andaman Island. After that you can travel to Cellular Jail by local buses or with any other four wheelers. It is few minutes away from Port Blair main Town by bus. Know details address bellow
Curator, National Memorial, Cellular Jail
Port Blair, South Andaman
Landmark - Near to G.B. Pant Hospital
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
ZIP - 744104
Phone - 03192–230117
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Union Territory||Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|Best time to visit||Best season is October To April.|
|Attractions at Cellular Jail||
Netaji Gallery, Art Gallery, Freedom fighters Photo Gallery, Artifact, Gallery, Gallows, Galleries about Andaman Olden Days, Workshop, Wings (seven), Cells (283 cells), Tower (one tower) and Library on freedom movement
|Visiting Hours||First Half: 9.00 am - 12.30 pm
Second Half: 1.30 am to 4.45 pm.
|Open days||Every day in a week, except Monday & Public Holidays.|
|Entry Fees||Entry Fee - INR 5.
Photo Camera - INR 10
Video Camera - INR 50.
Film Shooting - INR 2500 Per Day.
|Free Entry||Children below 10 years, Senior Citizen, handicapped people, School & College Students in Uniform/Identity Cards and Defense persons in Uniform..|
|Spoken Language around Cellular Jail||Bengali (main language), Hindi, English, etc.|
|Tour Spots near Cellular Jail||Major tour spots near Cellular Jail are Diglipur Beaches, Havelock Island Beaches, Neil Island Beaches, Long Island, Rangat, Barren Island and Little Andaman Island.|