Independence Day in 2017 can be extended into a long weekend if your employer allows you to take an extra off on Monday. This way, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some more time with family and friends. Why don’t you take the advantage of this long holiday of the month of August and plan a trip that is unusual and nationalistic. So, what can be done? Visit a place that may remind you of the sacrifices made behind this freedom. Almost every part of India has witnessed a freedom movement and there are many historical places in the country that can be visited on Independence Day. Read this article to come across such places that will give more understanding about freedom and make you feel connected with your heritage.
Whenever we talk about Independence Day, Delhi flashes in our mind with views of its different heritage structures. Delhi is the place where our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru gave his first Independence Day speech. Attractions like India Gate, Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Gandhi Memorial are the reminders of independence movement of India.
Sangam City of Allahabad is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy Independence Day celebrations. The markets of the city are filled with stalls selling various items marking the arrival of this patriotic festival. Being in this during this occasion can bring zeal of patriotism in you. Chandra Shekhar Azad Park of Allahabad has a great association with the Indian freedom movement. This park was earlier known as Alfred Park or Company Garden and at this place; Chandra Shekhar Azad shot him using his last bullet instead of getting caught. Tri-color tattoos, tri-color bands and different sizes of national flags are very popular.
Ahmedabad is the city of Sabarmati Ashram, which was one of the hubs of the Indian freedom movement. The city witnesses a great celebration on the special eve of Independence Day with strict securities and surveillance cameras. Sabarmati Ashram is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, which was called as Satyagraha Ashram. At this place, Mahatma Gandhi called activists to join his non-violent movement and Swadeshi movements for the freedom of India. Being at this place on Independence Day can connect you with those days when our freedom fighters fought for our sovereignty.
Kolkata is still having a colonial charm and it has been a land of many patriots. A weekend in Kolkata on Independence Day can be as colorful as visiting it during various festivals & celebrations. 15th August is a flamboyant affair in Kolkata unlike other cities. From Barrackpore in Kolkata, freedom fighter Mangal Pandey raised his voice and started the first rebel against British Empire. In Mangal Pandey Garden, he was hung but it created a revolt in the whole country.
Independence Day in Mumbai is celebrated amongst tight securities with much zeal, patriotic feelings and enthusiasm of being Indian. The public day comes with events like parades, air shows, fireworks and musical concerts. You can come across a number of places in Mumbai that can remind you of the whole thing about the Indian freedom movement.
These places have certain historical importance, which can make you feel proud of being at these places.