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Port Blair Museum/Gallery

Port Blair's major tourist attraction is the former jail, built by the British in the early 20th century, in which India's political dissidents were imprisoned during their fight for independence. The jail included seven wings and 698 cells, though several of them were destroyed by Japanese bombing during World War II. Today, the jail museum includes instruments of torture, and a sound and light show that tells the story of India's struggle for independence, which shows in English on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:15 pm (though double-check, as this is subject to change).

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GB Pant Rd.
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands  744104, India

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Rs. 10; camera Rs. 25; video Rs. 100; sound and light show Rs. 20, Closed Mon.

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