Cellular Jail (Kala Pani)


Located in Port Blair, Cellular Jail is a mute witness to the inhuman treatment meted out to the soldiers of the freedom struggle, who were sent to this Jail. Solitary confinement was implemented as the British government desired to ensure that political prisoners and revolutionaries be isolated from each other. Dedicated to the nation as a National Memorial, the Jail is now a pilgrimage destination for all. The Son-et-Lumiere show at the Cellular Jail brings alive the history of the freedom struggle. Within the campus of the Cellular Jail are a museum, an art gallery, and a photo gallery, which are open on all days from 9 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 5 pm.