Built by the Britishers in 1906. Because it was entirely made up of single cells to keep prisoners
in solitary confinement, the prison acquired the name, 'cellular.'
Originally it was a seven pronged structure, with a dominant central
tower with a honeycomb of corridors.
Today only three prongs are left standing - a witness to the that were
perpetrated by the British rulers on the Indian freedom fighters during
the colonial period.
For those who love freedom and are aware of the heroic saga of the Indian Freedom struggle, the Jail is
now a place of pilgrimage and was declared a National Memorial on 30th December, 1997.
Watch the sun set lumiere shown daily at 6p.m. (Hindi) at 7.15p.m. (English).
The light and sound show brings to life the stirring story of the Indian
freedom struggle. There is also a Museum and an Art Gallery open on all days except Monday from 9.00
a.m. to ' noon and 2.OOp.m. to 5.00 p.m.