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Cellular Jail, Andaman Nicobar


Cellular Jail, situated at Port Blair, stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the independence fighters, who were incarcerated in this Jail. The Jail, accomplished within the calendar year 1906 acquired the title, ‘cellular’ simply because it truly is entirely created up of person cells for your solitary confinement with the prisoners. It initially was a seven pronged, puce-coloured creating with central tower acting as its fulcrum as well as a massive structure comprising honeycomb like corridors. The constructing was subsequently broken and presently three out from the seven prongs are intact. The Jail, now a place of pilgrimage for all independence loving folks, has been declared a National Memorial.

The penal settlement established in Andamans by the British soon after the first War of Independence in 1857 was the beginning with the agonising story of independence fighters inside the massive and terrible jails at Viper Island followed through the Cellular Jail. The patriots who raised their voice versus the British Raj were sent to this Jail, exactly where numerous perished. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose hoisted the tri-colour flag to proclaim Independence on 30th December 1943 at a location near this Jail.

The saga of the heroic flexibility struggle is brought alive inside a transferring Son-et-Lumiere, proven everyday inside the jail compound at 6:00 PM (Hindi) and 7:15 PM (English). Also there's a Museum, an Art gallery, plus a Picture gallery, which are open up on all days except Monday from 9:00 AM to twelve Noon and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.