Saturday, June 29, 2019

Cellular Jail Kalapani Jail in Portblair

Cellular Jail, Port Blair

Cellular Jail was a colonial prison in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Shri Moraji Desai then prime minister of India declared the Cellular Jail as a national monument on 11th February 1979. Cellular Jail was constructed to deal effectively with the freedom fighters who revolted against the British rule during India's first war of independence. A Light and sound show happens daily in the evening in Cellular Jail. 

This site being located just opposite to Ross Island, the Administrative Head Quarters of the British, was found more suitable for construction of the Jail. It was also better suited in terms of security of the jail, as more than half of the outer wall was bounded by sea

Cellular Jail, Port Blair

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