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Cellular Jail or Kalapani

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 or Kalapani top view

(Cellular Jail or Kalapani Port Blair, South Andaman)

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.

Hotel and Restaurants at Kalapani

Hotel Sinclairs Bayview
Port Blair South Point
Tele-Phone: 03192-227824
Azad Lodge
Area: Port Blair 
Tele-Phone: 03192-242646
Sun Sea Resort
Middle Point, Port Blair-744101 
Tele-Phone: 03192-244442
Hotel Andaman Residency
J.N Road, Goal Ghar Port Blair-744101
Phone: 03192-242200/03192-243200
Hotel Sentinel
Address: Phoenix Bay, Port Blair 
Phone: 03192-244914/03192-244915
Hari International
Bathu Basti, Garacharma - I
Port Blair, Andaman.
Tele-Phone: 03192 - 251234, 200841

How to reach at Cellular Jail

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
P.O.- Aberdeen
Port Blair, South Andaman
Landmark - Near to G.B. Pant Hospital
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
ZIP - 744104
Phone - 03192–230117
Email -

General Information

Country India
Union Territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands
City Port Blair
District South Andaman
STD Code 03192
Postal Code 744104
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 

Hindi Sound & Light Show: Start from 5:30 pm every day.
English Sound & Light Show: Start from 6:45 pm every day.
Entry Fee: Adult - INR Indian Rupee20 and Child - INR Indian Rupee10.

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 Indian Rupee5.
Photo Camera - INR Indian Rupee10
Video Camera - INR Indian Rupee50.
Film Shooting - INR Indian Rupee2500 Per Day.
Free Entry Children below 10 years, Senior Citizen, handicapped people, School & College Students in Uniform/Identity Cards and Defense persons in Uniform..
Clothing Light Cottân
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.