Cellular Jail National Monument - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Cellular Jail National Monument
Also known as Kālā Pānī (Hindi for black waters), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable independence activists such as Veer Savarkar, Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India's independence.
Attractions Near Cellular Jail National Monument
Aberdeen Clock Tower
0.71km from Cellular Jail National Monument
Aberdeen Clock Tower was built in the memory of Indian and British soldiers who defended the islands during World War I. The simple, bright yellow, obelisk-shaped clock tower serves as a good meeting point which was located in the center of a busy marketplace.
Gandhi Park Andaman
1.26km from Cellular Jail National Monument
Gandhi Park is just the perfect sightseeing place in Andaman to relax, rejuvenate, and revive. The park has its share of history too; the Dilthaman tank in the park was once the lone source of drinking water in Andaman. A symbol of the manmade brilliance, the park has a big statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the center. Around it, there are few other historical monuments such as the remains of a bunker and a Japanese temple.
Ross Island, Port Blair
1.61km from Cellular Jail National Monument
This Island the erstwhile capital for the most of Andaman Islands from 1858 until an earthquake in 1941. Netaji Subhash Chand Bose Island was also the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair.In 1941, the Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. It now lies deserted.
2.27km from Cellular Jail National Monument
The Science Centre at Goodwill Estate is a delightful place to spend an afternoon with your family. It is a large museum established in 2003, fostering an environment of fun-filled learning, with a playground with innovative slides and swings within its compound. The models on display explain some very interesting natural phenomena like the behaviour of fishes according to climates and the way the oceans work, guaranteeing to keep both adults and children fascinated.
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What Visitors Say About Cellular Jail National Monument
Do not skip Cellular Jail if you are visiting Anadaman Islands. The prison and the museum gives a taste of the freedom struggles the leaders had. The tiny cells, the long corridors, the guard post and the iron gates made me appreciate the freedom I have, hard earned by people I dont know.
For more information about Cellular Jail National Monument, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_Jail