Historical Places to Visit on Account of the Indian Independence Day

Independence Day is just around the corner! Join hands with Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and set out to visit these places that commemorate the spirit of Indian Independence after seventy-five years of Independence. 15th August 1947 is etched in History as a remarkable day of importance not only to Indians but also in World History. On Indian Independence Day, visiting places of historical significance is of utmost value. Let the freedom struggle of Independence come alive to you, your family members, and friends as you visit these places and revive your memory of the quintessential aspects of History and Indian civic life.

Kargil War Memorial

Built during the late nineteen-nineties, the Kargil War Memorial was erected by the Indian army to honor the memory of the Indian martyred soldiers in the Kargil War and commemorate the victory of the Indian soldiers in the 1999 Kargil War. The memorial is situated in the Dras village of the Kargil District of Ladakh.

Wagah Border

Every day in the evening before sunset, the Border Security Force of India and Pakistan Rangers lower the flags of India and Pakistan, respectively. It has been a mark of exchange between the two nations since 1959. Located in Amritsar, the Wagah border reminds of patriotism and nationalism in each one of the Indians.

Red Fort

One of the noteworthy monuments of New Delhi and a World Heritage Site as per UNESCO, the Red Fort hosts the Prime Minister of India giving a speech after hoisting the national flag. The colossal monument was built by Shah Jahan, the King of the Mughal Empire, in 1639.

Jallianwala Bagh

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre on 13th April 1919 is a reminder of the British violence against non-violent protesters. It is a place that will make you remember the lives of common people who met their ends, unfortunately at the whim of a British commander. Rabindranath Tagore gave up his knighthood bestowed upon him by the British government in protest against the sinister incident at this unfortunate event. The site has been made into a national monument commemorating the deceased’s lives. The bullet marks are still visible on the walls of the garden.

Cellular Jail

Built after the Sepoy Mutiny to trap the Indian Freedom fighters, the Cellular Jail in Port Blair was also known as the Kalapani during the British Raj. The Indian freedom fighters were brutally treated here and inflicted pain upon them as the British people unleashed bestiality on the Indians. Every day in the evening, a light and sound show is organized in honor of the freedom fighters who spent their last few days struggling for their lives in this jail.

Jhansi Fort

Jhansi Fort is an essential emblem of India’s first war of Independence in 1857. Rani Laxmi Bai fought bravely in the battle to save her kingdom from foreign atrocities, and the fort underwent major destruction due to bombardment and severe attacks on the walls. Although Rani Laxmi Bai lost the battle of her life during the battle, the fort today stands tall even if it has faced war injuries years ago and is currently an Indian freedom fighters’ war monument.

India Gate

Located in the city of New Delhi, in the center of the city, the India Gate is a war memorial built in memory of 82,000 soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War and the Anglo-Afghan War. In 1971, the Amar jawan Jyoti was lit up in memory of those soldiers who gave up their lives in the Independence struggle of Bangladesh.