Cellular village has seen a lot of bloodsheds - it was made by the freedom fighters so that they can be tortured here. Even before the construction of the Jail, the island was a prison of India’s First War of Independence of 1857. This jail reflects one of the murkiest chapters of in the colonial rule's history. It is a mute witness of many heinous acts that British soldiers put on the villagers. In 1906, the jail was completely constructed and was named as ‘Cellular’ because there cells made for each prison rather than accommodating them in one documentary. Originally, there were seven prolonged, puce-coloured building with a central tower. Later, the building was subsequently damaged, leaving behind three wings intact. In the daily life of prisoners, executions were frequent, and many were made to undergo hard labor. Each cell of the prison is 13.5 feet high 7 feet wide and housed one convict in solitary confinement. Without a doubt, this structure is one of the most historically prominent buildings in India. For this reason and intent, Cellular Jail is a must-visit spot while on the trip to Andaman.
To reach the cellular jail, one can take a taxi, rickshaw, bus or minibuses from anywhere in the city.
Attending the sound, and light show at the Cellular Jail in the evening is a must over a holiday in Andaman. Declared as the National Memorial off lately, it houses freedom fighters Photo and Exhibition Gallery on the ground floor. The first floor of the building has an Art Gallery, Netaji Gallery and a Library on Freedom Movement. A gallery dedicated to the first War of Independence and a gallery of old photographs is also there in the museum. Right in the center of the jail, there's Swatantrya Jyoti, erected in the memory of all freedom fighters.
09:00 AM to 12:30 PM, 01:30 PM to 04:45 PM (Open all days except national holidays)
Hindi: 06:00 PM & 07:15 PM, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
English: 07:15 pm, Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Entry fee (Sound-Light Show) for Adult is 50/- (INR)
Entry Fee (INR): RS 30/-
Camera: Rs 200/-
Video Camera: Rs 1000/-
Film shooting per day with prior permission: Rs 10000/-
The best time to visit the Cellular Jail will be October to March. ON an average, the region witnesses average temperature of almost 22° Celsius, which is just the perfect to go for a sightseeing tour.