Cellular Jail Information
Cellular Jail, is located at Port Blair. The building, though it cannot speak in human voice, through its sheer physical presence narrates the horrendous torture metted out to Indian freedom fighters. The freedom fighters lodged here were from all over India. Several of such prisoners, spent more than 20 years of their lives in solitary confinements as they were cursed to live in individual cells located in this prison. The building was subsequently damaged and presently three out seven prongs are intact. The jail, now, place of pilgrimage for all freedom loving people, has been declared as a National Memorial. The penal settlement established here by the British after the First War of Independence in 1857 was the beginning of the agonizing story of the massive and awful Cellular Jail. The Patriots, who raised their voice against the British Raj, were sent to this jail, where many perished. Also there is a Museum, an art gallery and a photo gallery, which are open on all days except Monday from 9 am to 12 noon and 2 pm. The Saga of the heroic freedom struggle is brought alive in a moving Son-et-Lumiere, shown daily inside the Cellular jail compound at 6 pm (Hind) and 7.15 (English).