Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail

The Andaman Islands occupy an important place in the history of India’s struggle for freedom due to the Cellular Jail. This jail is now a monument dedicated to the many
freedom fighters that were once imprisoned there. Declared a National Memorial, the Cellular Jail is a must visit for those who wish to understand the tribulations that a patriot must undergo for the sake of the country’s freedom.


Apart from the important historic aspect of the Cellular Jail, the architecture of the building is also worth noting. The jail comprises entirely of individual cells which gave the prison its unique name. It was once an impressive structure with seven blocks which radiated from
the base of the central tower. There were 698 cells at one time. However, the Japanese destroyed most of the structure during the Second World War.