Historical cities you can visit on Independence DayPosted by: Prachi Priya, Posted on: 1 week ago
Independence Day is around the corner, so you have any plans for it? Well, this year try visiting to some historical cities of India which are near you. This way we can get to know our independence struggle closely and feel proud for the people who struggled hard for our freedom. Let’s relive the past by visiting these ancient cities of India. Take a look.
Delhi, the capital of the country is among the first to be visited on this day. There are many things you can go and watch like sound and light show at the Red Fort, visit Raj Ghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi, you can also go to Gandhi Smriti where Gandhi ji’s personal belongings have been preserved and are on display, or either visit India gate, Qutub Minar etc.
Located near Surat, Dandi is the production centre of salt in India and the famous Dandi Marh was held by Mahatma Gandhi here only in 1930. Thousands of people had followed this non-violent struggle for independence of Gandhi.
In Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Ashram is a must visit which is one of the epicenters of the freedom movement. It is situated on the banks of Sabarmati River. This is where Mahatma Gandhi trained activists to join his non-violence, civil disobedience and Swadeshi movements. You can also take a tour to Hriday Kunj where Gandhiji lived and is now a museum. You just need to take prior permissions for it.
In Andaman Islands one of the best to travel on this day is Cellular Jail in Port Blair. This jail reminds what our freedom fighters went through. It is made in the middle of the ocean and freedom fighters like Battukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar were kept here. Now a museum, there are many displays that showcase the means with which our freedom fighters were tortured here.
In Jhansi make sure you visit Jhansi Fort also known as Rani Jhansi ka Quila. Nothing can be much better than visiting this symbol of First War of Independence on Independence Day itself. It is located on Bangara Hill and is spread over 20 acres with having 10 big gates. The fort has also withstood heavy bombardment by the British forces.