Cellular Jail

Open Time : 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Cellular Jail, Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Why to visit Cellular Jail

The Cellular Jail, commonly known as 'Kala Pani,' is an old colonial prison in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands' capital. The jail was built by the British during their colonial reign in India and was mostly used to expatriate Indian political prisoners. Many important liberation warriors, including Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla, and Vinayak Damodar Savarka, were housed there.

The Cellular Jail is an important part of India's history and serves as a sombre reminder of all the sacrifices made by Indian freedom fighters in the fight for independence.The jail complex is presently held by the Indian government, and it is designated as a national memorial monument that depicts the lives of British prisoners. Cellular Jail is a popular tourist site in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where tourists may learn about the jail's history and watch a light show in honour of all those who have been imprisoned there. 

The cellular Jail is located in the Port Blair city limits. Because public transportation in Andaman is inadequate, the best way to get to the jail complex is to hire a private cab. You can also take an auto-rickshaw to your location if you choose

FAQ on Cellular Jail

Is Cellular Jail Currently Open?

Except for Mondays and national holidays. . the jail is open every day. 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. are the hours of operation. 6:00 p.m. (Hindi) and 7:15 p.m. (English) are the times for the Light and Sound Show (English).

What is the significance of the name Kala Pani for Cellular Jail?

During the independence movement. . it was known as the Kalapani jail by mainland India's freedom fighters.

Special Tip

Carrying your camera inside the museum's premises costs around INR 200. It's best to keep your camera in your car or hotel room unless you wish to capture the museum's interiors.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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