Cellular Jail at Port Blair

The Cellular Jail is a Nation Memorial present in Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It was constructed in 1906 using the prisoners as construction labours. The jail was built by British to house the freedom fighters who were confined in solitary cells. The prisoners were tortured beyond human endurance and flogged in open to make the others aware of the dominance and scare them to comply with the orders. The structure looks like a seven spoke wheel from bird’s eye view. It consisted of almost 700 cells. The jail was shut down in 1938 and declared as a national memorial 41 years later on 11th February by the Indian government.

Today, thousands of tourists visit the memorial to witness the hardships faced by the prisoners. The history of the jail is showcased by the museum which is open for day visits till 4 pm. In the evening, you can view the Light and Sound Show which is voiced by the legendary late actor Shri Om Puri. The show is conducted in both Hindi and English languages. The tickets cost Rs 50/- PP and the daily schedule is as follows:

Sl. No. Show Nos. of days 1st Show 2nd Show 3rd Show 4th Show
A Hindi Version 07 days 05:30pm to 06:30pm 06:40pm to 07:40 pm No Show 08:55pm to 09:55pm
B English Version 07 days No Show No Show 07:50pm to 08:50pm No Show