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Cellular Jail National Monument - Things to Know Before Visiting

Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744102, India


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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
Aberdeen Clock Tower0.71km 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
Gandhi Park Andaman1.26km 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
Ross Island, Port Blair1.61km 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.

Science Centre
Science Centre2.27km 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.

Chatham Saw Mill
Chatham Saw Mill3.02km from Cellular Jail National Monument

This is one of the prime attractions in the capital, Port Blair. Being one of the biggest and oldest in Asia, this structure has witnessed a lot of history. constructed by the colonial regime in1883.

Veer Savarkar International Airport
Veer Savarkar International Airport3.09km from Cellular Jail National Monument

Also known as Port Blair Airport is a customs airport located in Port Blair and is the main airport of the Andaman Nicobar islands. The airport has a single runway accommodating most narrow-body aircraft

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Four Andamanese indigenous peoples, namely, Onges, Jarawas, Great Andamanese and Sentinelese live in this district. Capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands- Port Blair is located here.

What Visitors Say About Cellular Jail National Monument

Nithin Mathew
Nithin Mathew
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.