As we celebrate our 72nd independence day today, we take a look at some of the most historical sites in the country to get to know about various important facets of our history.
Historical cities to visit this Independence Day
15th August, most of you will immediately remember this as a holiday and a day to relax. However, you are not to blame for this as routines are getting so jam-packed with little time left for unwinding and loosen up a bit.
Many of you will plan a trip with your loved ones and family to take some break and enjoy a long holiday.
But since it is the 15th of August, why not combine your holiday with a little bit of learning about our rich heritage and culture? Evoke the patriotic Indian in you and take a trip down memory lane so that you can pass on the knowledge of our rich history to our children.
Which are the top historical places you can visit this Independence day?
The Andaman Islands-
What comes first to your mind when you think of Andaman, The pristine beaches and nature all around? Right! But do you know this place has a freedom connect altogether? Yes, the cellular jail where the freedom fighters Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar were made to stay in exile. It is located in Port Blair which is also called Kaala Pani or in literal terms Black Water. Today the jail has been converted into a museum for the tourists where they can see the hardships faced by our brave fighters.
The word Jhansi is synonymous with the phrase “Jhansi Ki Rani”. However, a lot is there behind the only phrase. It has the ever popular Rani Jhansi ka Quila. The fort is located on the Banjara hill and is an important symbol of India’s first war of Independence. The fort is an architectural marvel and has around 10 gates, which is spread over 20 hectares. It withstood the heavy bombardment of the British forces when it finally fell after 17 days.
The must visit place if you want to experience what historical India looked like! Being the capital of the country, it has numerous places where you can pride in being the capital of India. Raj Ghat is another important destination to visit the many facets of our freedom struggle. It pays homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Also, you will find there important information related to the freedom struggle.
One of the most important centers of the freedom struggle led by Gandhiji, the Sabarmati Ashram resides in Ahmadabad. Originally known as the Satyagraha Ashram, it was also the home ground to train the activists for the civil disobedience and the Swadeshi movements.