Celluar Jail Museum
The Cellular Jail, also known as Kālā Pānī, is a famous colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The prison was used by the British government of India for the purpose of exiling criminals and political prisoners. Many freedom fighters were imprisoned here during the struggle for India’s independence. Today, the complex serves as a national memorial monument.
The Cellular Jail is located in Port Blair and there is also a museum attached to the jail complex. The unique and intimidating structure of this massive colonial prison is as petrifying as the stories it holds. The Prison had seven wings and a tower at the center which was used by guards to keep watch on the inmate. Without a doubt, this structure is one of the most historically prominent buildings in India. For this reason and intent, Cellular Jail is a must-visit spot during your Andaman trip
Highlights of Cellular Jail
The Light and Sound show is conducted in Hindi and English narrated by Om Puri in the evening that takes you through an immersive journey of the entire history of the jail.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The light and sound show has very limited tickets and it is advisable to talk to your travel agent and arrange tickets beforehand.
Admire the unique architecture of the colonial jail which was made to resemble a “wheel of a bicycle” with different wings connecting to a watchtower in the center.
Things to know
Entry fee: Rs 30, Photo Camera: Rs 25, Video Camera: Rs 100
Timings: 8.45 AM – 12.30 PM and 1.30 PM – 4 PM
Last tickets issued by 3.15 PM. No entry after this.
Closed on Monday and Government holidays