Try something different this time by going on a patriotic trip. Take down to the memory lane and travel to some of the places which remind you of the history and the people behind the struggle for freedom. Understand the importance and feel of these heritages of India. Below are some of the places for having such experiences.
Jawahar Lal Nehru’s Historic Speech at the Red Fort
From many momentous incidences, most noteworthy is the speech given by the first prime minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru at the world famous red fort after India got its independence. Red fort brings back those glorious memories of the past which you can feel and relive today. Explore the massive structure along with the light events that takes place every evening in the fort (except Monday). For getting to know better, there is also a museum inside the fort.
What else to do: discover the energetic lanes of Chandni Chowk, shop or just take in the colourful chaos all around.
The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
The place brings back the dark memory of the times when India was struggling for freedom. This is where more than 1,500 people were brutally killed when the order for opened fire was initiated by the General Dyer of the British Army. The place as of now serves as the memorial for those who got massacred. Those deep holes of the bullets in the walls and the well, into which hundreds of people jumped just to save themselves, bear the witnesses of the event.
What else to do: Stopover at Amritsar’s iconic Golden Temple, be seated near the Amrit Sarovar, and enjoy the langar.
Gandhiji’s iconic Dandi March
One of the most important structure of Gujarat is the iconic Sabaramati Ashram, which had been the house of Gandhiji for almost twelve years. This ashram was the starting point of the Dandi march which was directed by Gandhiji to protest against the taxes imposed upon salt by the British government. For now, the ashram is a home to various letters and quotations of Gandhiji along with hundreds of letters to and from him.
What else to do: Discover Ahmed Shah’s Mosque, Bhadra Mosque, Swaminarayan Temple, City Museum and the Thor Lake.
Netaji’s Great Escape
Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata is the place where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stayed for several years and has escaped after being house arrested by the Britishers. Currently the place houses an archives, museums and library. There are still some rooms maintained in the original era of 1940s. Those staircases from which Netaji has escaped is still preserved along with car he tried to getaway, which is still there in the driveway of the house.
What else to do: Go on a boat ride on the Hoogly River and experience the Victoria Memorial.
Rani Lakshmi Bai’s Last Stand
One of the prominent cities associated with the freedom struggle is Jhansi, which is majorly linked to the courage of famous Rani Laxmi Bai. Apart from other attractions, there is Jhansi Fort, constructed in the year of 1613. The fort stands for the glory and the bloodshed that has taken place within its wall because of the Britishers. There is a place in the fort where Rani Laxmi Bai mounted a horse, with her son being tied on the back of her and jumped to fight till the end of her life.
What else to do: Explore the Government Museum, Ganesh Temple St. Jude’s Shrine and Rani Mahal.