Also known as Kalapani, Cellular Jail was built by the British in the 18th century to detain the Indian Freedom Fighters. It is a mute witness to the inhuman treatment meted out to the soldiers of the freedom struggle. The jail was constructed as a seven-wing prison and had a total of 663 cells with one prisoner in each cell. Today, the jail has just three wings others have been damaged and destroyed at various times.
Tickets: 30 INR per person.
Opening Timings: Open all days except Monday from 9 am to 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm.
Duration: 2 hours.
Things to Do: Light and Sound Show, Take a tour of the place, View the Port Blair lighthouse.
The anthropological museum talks all about the life and culture of the native Andaman tribes. Established in the year 1975, the museum showcases the tools, clothes, handicrafts, art & crafts, pictures, and the other tribal items on display for the tourists. It gives the information about all the 6 tribes who have inhabited this island ages ago and how they still live with little or no contact with the rest of the world. The museum timings are from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM & 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM and the (entry closes at 04:00 PM) and it is kept closed on Mondays & Government holidays.
Tickets: 10 for adults and Rs. 5 for children
Opening Timings: 9 am to 4.30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Things to Do: Visiting anthropological museum
The fisheries museum showcases specimens of various aquatic creatures from small fishes to big sharks and whales. A variety of shells, corals and skeletal remains of marine creatures are displayed at the museum. It hosts about 300 species of marine life and the remains are preserved in glass and chemicals. It is advisable not to touch any of the items displayed in the museum. The museum is open from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM & 02:00 PM to 04:45 PM and the entry closes at 04:00 PM It is closed on all Mondays.
Tickets: 5 for adults and Rs. 3 for children
Opening Timings: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM except on Mondays, second Saturdays of the month, and declared holidays.
Duration: 2 hours
Things to Do: Learn the British Colonial history including Cellular Jail, Walk on the beaches, Adventure sports activity, Photography available.