This year 2015 India will Celebrate 69th Independence Day. The entire nation come together and celebrate this National Holiday. On this day all Schools, Colleges , government offices, Political offices celebrate the Flag Hoisting. To make your Independence Day memorable, plan a small trip with your loved ones, ofcourse only after you have attended a flag hoisting ceremony. Here’s I am briefing some popular historical places to visit on Independence Day, to understand and feel proud of your heritage.
Red Fort: Here our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, gave the first Independence Day speech in 1947 at the Red Fort. This great monument has been an integral part of the freedom struggle. Every year on Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally-broadcast speech. During Red fort visit you should attend the amazing light and sound show. It is about the history of the fort. Show is held in Hindi and well as English. Before going to watch the light and sound show please check the show timing.
Rajghat: It is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is situated on the banks of Yamuna River on Ring Road officially known as Mahatma Gandhi Road. You can visit Rajghat on any day between 6 am to 7 pm. No entry fee.
Gandhi Smriti: It is Located at 5 Tees January Marg. It was residence of industrialist BD Birla; now It has been converted into a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, where he used to stay during his visits to Delhi. Gandhi Smriti was the place where Gandhi ji was shot on 30th of January 1948. Here you can get large collection of photographs and also you can see Gandhijis’ life; these are the attractions at this museum. You can also enjoy the multi-media show that is also held between 1:00 pm to 1:30pm.
Sabarmati Ashram: We can also say, Sabarmati Ashram is the epicenters of the freedom movement. It is Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmadabad. This was one of the residences of Gandhi ji, who lived there for about 12 years along with his wife, Kasturba Gandhi. It was the grounds for Mahatma Gandhi to train activists to join his non-violent, civil disobedience and Swadeshi movements for Independence. Gandhiji lived there for 12 years.
Cellular Jail: It is Located in Port Blair, It is also known as Kaala Paani. The prison was used by the British especially for the political prisoners. During this period, Subhas Chandra Bose also visited the island. Many notable protesters such as Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar, among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India’s independence. Now it has been become museum where people can see and make a memorable moment. During visit to cellular Jail you must watch the amazing Sound and Light Show, which summarize the stories from the past. Please must check the time before visit Cellular Jail. Most Important On Monday and public holidays Cellular Jail remains closed.
Jhansi Fort: This fort located on a big hilltop called Bangira, in Uttar Pradesh. It is also very famous as a ‘Rani Jhansi ka Quila’. In others word we can also say that It is an icon of India’s First War of Independence. This stunning fort, is spread over almost 20 hectares with its 10 gates. This fort is open all year between 6 am to 6 pm.