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Independence Day 2018, visit these 10 historic places to relive India’s freedom struggle

Independence Day 2018: Make this Independence Day special by visiting the sites associated with the freedom struggle across the country.

Updated: Aug 15, 2018 08:48:43

By HT Correspondent

Independence Day 2018: The majestic Red Fort in Delhi is the site where Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru delivered the first Independence Day speech in 1947. (Shutterstock)

As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, you may want to revisit the places where history was made. We assure you that a visit will definitely make you feel patriotic and remind you of the struggles we braved to achieve independence. Here are 10 places that you need to visit:

Red Fort

The majestic Red Fort in Delhi is the site where Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru delivered the first Independence Day speech in 1947. It is also the site of the annual Independence Day Parade.

Army, Navy and Air Force contingents at the India Gate in New Delhi. ( HT file photo )

India Gate

This is the site of the historic Amar Jawan Jyoti that burns to commemorate the sacrifices of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.

Jalianwala Bagh



The Jalianwala Bagh Martyrs’ Memorial in Amritsar was the site where 380 non-violent protestors were fired upon by British troops on April 13, 1919. A visit to this site is sure to stir your patriotic emotions.



Gandhi Smriti

Also known as Birla House, this was the site where Mahatma Gandhi spent his last days before being assassinated on January 30, 1948. It houses a museum as well as a preserved room where the Mahatma lived. The Martyr’s Column is the location where the Mahatma was shot.

The Cellular Jail in Port Blair is a colonial prison where freedom fighters and dissidents were jailed. ( Shutterstock )

Cellular Jail

Port Blair’s Cellular Jail is a colonial prison where freedom fighters and dissidents were jailed and there is a museum on the site where you can learn about the freedom struggle as well.

Wagah Border

You need to visit the Wagah Border if only to be fired by the beating retreat ceremony where a parade is held and an infantryman from each side of the border opens the gates, lowers their respective flag, shakes the other infantryman’s hand and closes the gates. It has been held since 1959.

Raj Ghat

This is the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi. You can view the memorial made of black marble.

Sabarmati Ashram was one of the residences of the Mahatma and he lived there for 12 years. ( Shutterstock )

Sabarmati Ashram

Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, this Ashram was the starting point for several movements in the freedom struggle. The Ashram was one of the residences of the Mahatma and he lived there for 12 years.

Barrackpore

It was from this site that the rebellion of 1857 started and sepoy Mangal Pandey declared war against his commanders. At Barrackpore, you can visit the Mangal Pandey Park and Gandhi Museum.

Kakori

This place in Uttar Pradesh is remembered for the Kakori Conspiracy on August 9, 1925. Revolutionaries looted a train carrying money bags that belonged to the British treasury.

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First Published: Aug 15, 2018 08:41:09

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