It was now time to actually see what it was all about. One of the seven wings of the main building The need for a big jail like this was felt by the British especially after the first War of Independence in the year
We loaded ourselves with the delicious masala dosas at Annapurna hotel and headed to Chatam Saw Mill, the largest and the oldest saw mill in Asia. Established inthe mill uses the techniques and machineries for wood logging and sawing prevalent in s.
Instead of being ashamed of it, we make it a tourist destination! It has a completely forgettable and haphazard museum and a second world war bomb pit. The next stop was Samudrika, a naval marine museuma small but very interesting museum. The inspiration is 'Sangar Manthan', the mythical legend where the gods and demons churn the sea to dig out the hidden treasures.
The section on Andaman and Nicobar islands talks about the geography and history of the archipelago and displays breath taking aerial views of some of its most beautiful islands.
The winner is definitely the Cinque Island which also seems to be the poster boy of A and N tourism. It has a couple of lush green islands connected by a narrow patch of white with the turquoise sea on both sides.
The aquarium show cases the 'finding nemo' fame sea anemones, the very strange sea urchins, various colorful starfishes, murderous stone fishes and many more.
Next comes the coral section with finger corals, brain corals, red corals, a wide variety of murex and a number of shells. It is a small but very interesting and innovatively created museum.
The zonal anthropological museum is too big for a museum-allergic person like me and the Rajiv Gandhi water sports complex aquarium pales compared to Samudrika.
The science center is interesting and amusing but I have seen better ones. The second highlight of the day was Cellular Jail, a monumental and a dark chapter in the India's history. Cellular jail was a huge star shaped building with 7 wings jutting out from a central tower erected to keep a watch on all the wings.
It could prisoners at one time and was termed Sajaa - E- Kalaapani for the heinous atrocities committed on the prisoners, almost all of them freedom fighters. The jail was so Three turtle backs at Samudrika huge and strict about its solitary confinement laws that Veer Savarkar lived for 2 years here without knowing his real brother Ganesh Savarkar was also imprisoned in the same jail.
Bar fetters, shackles, oil extraction, coconut peeling were some of the harshest punishments in the Jail. Now the 4 wings of the jail have been torn down and a hospital stands in its place while the other three wings have been declared as a national monument. There is huge picture gallery of all the freedom fighters imprisoned here.
Gandhi, Tilak, Bose and all the leaders whose pictures show up in the history texts have a certain aura with them and they seem to be perfectly capable of the extra ordinary things that they have done.The Kakori Conspiracy (or Kakori train robbery or Kakori Case) was a train robbery that took place between Kakori and, near Lucknow, on 9 August during the Indian Independence Movement against the British Indian Government.
Cellular Jail, Port Blair, India, statue of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a famous inmate of Kalapani. References [ edit ] ^ a b "A memorial to the freedom fighters".
2) Medical discourses further facilitated the reification of the convict’s body. The Senior Medical Officer competed with the Superintendent in Port Blair for authority, and came to define the limits of hard labor for the convict. CELLULAR JAIL, PORT BLAIR (ANDAMAN & NICOBAR), INDIA This is the third of the ten blogs covering this trip.
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Located about 2 km, east of Port Blair, Ross Island is counted amongst the best sightseeing places in Andaman, attracting countless historians, archaeology buffs .