Andaman and Nicobar Island is the location where one can plan tour throughout the year. It is the most famous location that is attracting countless tourists throughout the year. Though there are number of places catching people but one of the historical places is Cellular Jail- the National Memorial.
Before heading to the details of this, let’s read some facts about it.
- Located at Port Blair and was constructed during 1896 to 1906 by the British Government.
- It was once served as colonial prison and is also known as Kala Pani. Why this name is set? Because it is between the sea and there is no chance to escape.
- Political prisoners were exile here by the Britishers at the time of independence.
- Cellular jail tells the story of cruelty done on the Indian prisoners that were kept without food and water.
- It is counted as one of the Asia’s biggest jails.
It is the place that speaks the stories of what tortures freedom fighters faced at that time. It is named as cellular as it is made entirely of individual cells for the prisoners. It is a puce colored building and seen branched and looks like a honeycomb maize.
Cellular jail Andaman, A Place of pilgrimage and it is declared as National Memorial because of the people who are patriotic and love freedom fighters. The main attraction of this place is the museum that speaks the prison life and the hardships.
Also the sound and the light show happen which highlights the historical events. It is one of the darkest chapters of Indian history. So if anyone of you is planning a tour to Andaman and Nicobar Islands then make sure you don’t miss to go there.
Cellular jail is a historical place and is important in terms of history and emotions wise when it comes to patriotic feeling.