The British had built this Jail to penalise Indian Freedom fighters. This jail consisted of seven wings radiating from a central tower. Today only three remain, but is enough to give a fair idea of the condition in which the detainees were kept. As the days of detention are over the Jail has been converted into a national memorial. The most popular tourist spot here is the Cellular Jail, now a museum, where around 400 freedom fighters were held, during the struggle for independence. The light and sound show screened in the backdrop of this jail, is dedicated to the freedom fighters, who languished for years in solitary confinement in it's cells. Such is the ambience created here that one is moved to tears as the saga of heroic struggle unfolds, as one is taken on a journey through the bleak times, when David Barrie and other jailors subjected Indian patriots to inhuman tortures and humiliation.
|Time Required||:||1-2 hrs|
|Entry Fees||:||Entry Fee (INR) :30/-, Camera: 200/-, Video Camera:1000/-, Film shooting per day with prior permission 10000/-|
|Best Time to Visit||:||During pleasant weather, sunrise, sunset and favourable seasons amid day hours|
|Visiting Hours||:||09:00 AM to 12:30 PM, 01:30 PM to 04:45 PM (Open all days except national holidays)|
|SON-ET-LUMIERE (Sound & Light Show) at Cellular Jail||:||Two Hindi shows on all days at 6:00 pm and at 7:15 pm except on Monday, Wednesday & Friday when second show is in English at 7:15 pm. Entry fee for Adult is 50/- (INR).|
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