It was the night of 14th August 1947 when whole nation was listening Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru speech from Red Fort, thinking what would be the fate of India, will we ever going to be a free nation?
And at 12:00 AM, Nehru Ji spoke, “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”
Thus 15th August 1947 marked as a Golden Day in the history of India as we have won our 200 years of constant battle after losing and staking so many lives. Gradually years have passed and with each year our zeal and love for our country has just increased.
In 2017, we are going to celebrate our 71st Independence Day. On this very auspicious day we have brought to you a list of various tourist sites which you can visit during this Independence Day. Let us start with our list and explore the beautiful best patriotic places in India –
- Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad
- Cellular Jail in Andaman Islands
- Wagah Border in Amritsar
- Jallianwala Bagh
The centre of attraction Delhi is the very place from where our former Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru announced our country a free nation. For all the travellers coming to India for them Delhi tourism plays vital role. Here are some of the places in Delhi which you can visit and enhance your patriotism –
A. Red Fort – The fort from where Pt. Prime Minister Nehru gave first Independence Day speech in 1947. This fort is a beautiful specimen of Mughal architectural craftsmanship. Red Fort has been a major centre in freedom struggle even in the first war of Independence in 1857. Ever since from 1947, the Red Fort has become an integral part of Independence Day ceremony. From here Prime Minister of India addresses the nation every year.
B. Raj Ghat – Raj Ghat in Delhi is another place that you can visit after Red Fort. This is a memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where the last rites were held of Father of Nation. Raj Ghat, Delhi is located near the banks of River Yamuna, today a black marble platform marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. On every national event, personalities from politic from President to Prime Minister visit Raj Ghat.
C. India Gate – Located in the heart of city, India Gate is one of the most important locations that also play a significant part in Delhi Day Tours Packages. This monument was built as a war memorial in the memories of the soldiers who have lost their life in World War 1.The beautiful lawn surrounding the monument is a perfect place to spend some leisurely time while watching the great patriotic edifice.
Here are some more Patriotic Places in Delhi – Amar Jawan Jyoti, Indian War Memorial Museum, Jantar Mantar and Qutub Complex.
Suggested Tour: Delhi Local City Tour Package By Car
2. Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad
Located on the banks of Sabarmati River, the Ashram has once served as the house of Mahatma Gandhi. The place was once the epicenters of the freedom movements. The place has been a witness of many activities under freedom struggle such as non-violence movement, civil disobedience, swadeshi movements and many more. During your North India tourism when you visit Sabarmati Ashram, you will also get to know more about this historical place. Formerly known as Satyagrah Ashram, the place is the pioneer of Dandi March. The Sabarmati Ashram is compact with a museum that is equipped with library, auditorium, photo galleries that depicts the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Taking a tour to Sabarmati Ashram and watching all these things will make your 71st Independence Day a memorable one.
3. Cellular Jail in Andaman Islands
This amazing and unique Jail is one of its kinds. Cellular Jail is a major attraction in Andaman Islands and it was formerly known as Kaala Pani. This jail has many stories lies beneath of the freedom fighters that went through many troubles in here. The Cellular Jail which we now taken as granted was once the nightmare for the prisoners. It is located amidst the ocean where many notable freedom fighters such as Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar were imprisoned.
4. Wagah Border in Amritsar
Amritsar is a beautiful place which is majorly known for Golden Temple. Amritsar also plays a vital role in Golden Triangle Tours in India. Punjab is another centre where many major freedom struggles has taken place. One of them is Wagah Border, a road border between India and Pakistan. Every day a beating retreat ceremony held before the sunset hours. The highlight of this ceremony is, lowering the flags of India and Pakistan simultaneously.
Suggested Tour: 4 Nights 5 Days Delhi Amritsar Religious Tours
5. Jallianwala Bagh
13 April 1919, the black date ever written in the history of India when thousands of people, kids, men, women, old and young were massacred and the place where they were this hideous incident took place was the Jallianwala Bagh. Today Jallianwala Bagh has been converted into a memorial to all those people who have sacrificed their lives in freedom struggle. While being on your North India tour package you can visit this memorial which is still having the well in which people jumped to save their life, you can see the bullets hole on the wall of the place. Surely a visit to this beautiful place will make your Independence Day a memorable.
Here are some more names of the Patriotic places in India which you can visit –
1. August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai
2. Barrackpore in Kolkata
3. Jhansi Fort in Jhansi
4. Chandra Shekhar Azad Park in Allahabad
5. Netaji Bhawan in West Bengal