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Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani or Black Waters, is the most renowned attractions of Andaman.
This jail was known to be one of the biggest jails of India during the British Empire. It acquired it name Cellular Jail as it is constructed in the form of individual cells to cut contact from other revolutionaries imprisoned in the jail. Total count of individual cells in this jail is 698. The building originally had seven wings where the guard used to monitor the prisoners from the tower. It also has a big bell which served as an alarm during emergency.
View of Cellular Jail 

At the very entrance, there is a museum which has model of cellular jail plus certain other things such as clothes that prisoners were given to wear, the lockers used, plates in which prisoners were given food, different types of handcuffs used and so on is kept in. There are picture frames too that depict the life of our freedom fighters and how they were treated in the jail. Besides this, the jail also has Martyr’s memorial, photo gallery as well as art gallery.
Upon moving further, one can check out varied cells and their construction, the area of assembly where prisoners were harassed to carry out heavy work such as extracting oil from coconut as well as the gallows too can been seen.
This jail now forms to be National Memorial Monument. Timing of visit is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It however remains closed on Mondays and public holidays.
After 5:00 pm, there is light and sound show within the premises of jail.
The show has two timings where the first show is from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm which is conducted in Hindi whereas the next show from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm is in English.
The show time

This program describes about scarifies made by our Indian freedom fighter and also showcases the ruthless harassment that they had to confront while in jail.
There is a long queue to get tickets for the show and people start forming queue much before the show begins. It is very difficult to get the tickets if you are going at the very last moment. There are however two queues for ticket, one for men and other for women and each person is given a maximum of four tickets. The queue of women is shorter compared to that of men and hence you can get lucky if you have a female member with you.

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We stood in queue to get our tickets right from 4 O’clock for show of 5:30 pm yet couldn’t get the tickets. Our cab driver however made some arrangement of tickets. Also, since we were just two in number, he was able to manage for our ticket; don’t know exactly how he was able to get it for us.

We first went to Cellular Jail and roamed about an hour thereafter we went to Corbyn’s cove Beach and were back at 4 O’clock to stand in queue to get tickets for light and sound show at Cellular Jail.
The light and sound show was simply awesome and a must watch, atleast if you are an Indian, to realize the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and to know how difficult was the path towards freedom of India. 
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