In the context of the restoration of the traditional culture, the Cellular Jail in the beautiful place of Andaman and Nicobar Islands stands as a dark reminiscence of the ancient British rule. It was at that point of time the most dreaded and grueling prison for the colonial rule. The British to exile mainly the Indian political prisoners used the archipelagos. It is isolated from the mainland and is considered being one of the most stopover places to visit in Andaman.
This jail is often referred or called by the name of Kala Pani. It means where death (Kala) and Pani is the water. This place observes the most terrible sentence compulsorily placed on the prisoners in those times. The struggle of the prisoners here was immensely dreadful. The freedom rebelists, Batukeshwar Dutta and the revolutionist Veer Savarkar were imprisoned here. This historical place has now turned out to be the museum.
Cellular Jail Haunted in Andaman
It is often considered being a haunted place, as a lot of cruel and brutal torture has been witnessed and stuck on the walls of this prison. The penal colony in one of the places to visit in Andaman which was once designed by the British to break people has been included in the dark chapters of the history. The soul-destroying slave works the unbearable torture has forced to endure the incarceration of many prisoners. The bashing torture on the prisoners to live a life of hell inside the oil mills makes the place thrilling. The soulful crying sounds of the helpless prisoner and the cold feeling still prevail inside the jail.
Who escaped from Cellular Jail Andaman
At those time periods, escaping from the Kala-Pani jail (Cellular Jail) was impossible. Going back to history, in March 1868, 238 prisoners tried to escape from the place. One who could successfully make an effort to find the way back to home was Jhariya Oraon. He reached home safely by crossing the seas. He hailed from the West Champaran district in Bihar.
Due to lack of usage and historical property protection the building is damaged, and only a few. Among all the only three wings are working. The tower remains working too. The cellular jail has its own scenic beauty. The greens and the structure is made in a much more impressive way. In the Andaman tour package, this place is often listed as a top visitor destination for cultural and historical importance. The galleries of the freedom fighter lost their life here as listed on the gallery exhibited inside. Visit this place to witness the historical phenomenon and torture by British rule.