(Last Updated on : 19/04/2013)
Monuments of Andaman and Nicobar have a great historical value and play as a major tourist destination from all over the world. All the major monuments of Andaman and Nicobar Island stand as historical wonders, revealing Indian freedom fighting history. The sighs of history can still be heard, the warmth of history can still be felt in each corner of the monuments of Andaman and Nicobar Island. Apart from their historical relevance the monument of the colonial era in the Andaman and Nicobar Island also embody their rich culture. The monuments of Andaman includes Cellular Jail, a Museum, an Art gallery, houses old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner's House, Govt. House, Bakery, Press, Church, Troop Barracks Hospital, and Swimming Pool. Most of the old buildings represent the colonial period of British Raj.
The monuments of this island are dotted throughout its individual places like Port Blair, Ross Island and Viper Island. One of the most famous monuments of Lakshwadeep is the Cellular Jail at Port Blair. Completed in the year 1906, aimed to torture the freedom fighters of India this Jail still whispers the days of "Kalapani" and torture. The puce-coloured massive building, made up of individual cells still stands mute with its colossal central tower and corridors.
Many freedom fighters were put in chains, imprisoned and hanged to death in this Island and till today the different monuments of Lakshwadeep stand as the historical logos for the sufferings of the freedom fighters. Apart from the historical monuments of Andaman and Nicobar Islands there are impressive buildings like Ballroom, Bakery, Government House etc, constructed during the British regime.