Places where you can relive history this Independence Day

Published on : Thursday, August 11, 2016

Independence dayIndependence Day of India is celebrated throughout India on the 15th of August, every year with great splendour, joy and respect for the country. Delhi, the Capital of India, is where the most important events of Independence day take place. While other states do have similar events, it is Delhi that has more importance when it comes to celebrating this day; for both cultural and historical reasons.


To recall the sacrifices by the freedom fighters that made evergreen history for generations, you can visit the following places.


Cellular Jail


Cellular Jail, located at Port Blair, Andaman, stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this jail. The Cellular Jail reminds generations of the solitary confinement that the heroes of the National Freedom Movement were sentenced to suffer for years during the colonial rule. It was declared as a national memorial in 1969. On display are the sculptures silently retelling the stories of atrocity that the prison inmates were subjected to.


Jallianwala Bagh


The place became a famous name in Indian history since the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919. It is located near the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. The walls of the garden has been bearing witness to innumerable bullet marks from the condemnable act of General Dyer. Jallianwala Bagh is a must stop during Punjab travel at any time of the year.


India Gate


The India Gate, one of the most popular Delhi attractions, is not just a monumental architecture but also a war memorial. Also known as the All India War Memorial, the India Gate has been carrying the names of nearly 70, 000 soldiers who fought and died in the First World War, and the names of some 12, 516 Indian soldiers who embraced martyrdom on the North-west Frontier. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the India Gate and the Flame of the Immortal Soldier under the archway stand for the martyrs of India. It is a must see during Independence Day celebrations on August 15.


Gandhi Ashram


The Sabarmati Ashram was Mahatma Gandhiji’s workplace for social activism and his activities for National Freedom Movement. He spent 12 years of his life here. The ashram is the place where Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience Movement and Swadeshi Movement had gathered momentum at. Situated on the bank of the Sabarmati River, the ashram is one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad.



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