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8 Places You Can Visit This Republic Day And Feel Proud To Be An Indian

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Tomorrow, India will celebrate its 67th Republic Day. Here are some place you can go to reminisce about our freedom struggle.

8 Places You Can Visit This Republic Day And Feel Proud To Be An Indian:

  1. Cellular Jail, Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar)
  2. Fort of Jhansi, Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Sabarmati Ashram, Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
  4. Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar (Punjab)
  5. Red Fort, New Delhi (Delhi)
  6. Rajpath, New Delhi (Delhi)
  7. Wagah Border, Amritsar (Punjab)
  8. Tawang War Memorial, Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

1. Cellular Jai l- The Once Infamous Prison

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During the British occupation of India, the prisoners were sent to Cellular Jail, to keep them far off from the revolution. Once in these places, it was very difficult to get out and this led to the death of a number of prisoners. After a brief occupation by the Japanese forces during World War II, the town of Port Blair became the base of the Azad Hind Fauj.

HolidayIQ Traveller Mrityunjay says, "The Cellular Jail was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. This prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners. It can be visited as a part of half day / full day city tour. Be informed about the timing of Light and Sound show ( Your hotel staff may help you in this regard) ; entry ticket can be made on a same day of visit."

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2. Jhansi Fort

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This fort was one of the main centres of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Below the walls of the fort is a depiction in the form of diorama, the bloody battle in which Rani of Jhansi gave her life to save her people from the hands of the British.

HolidayIQ Traveller Prashant says, "Situated on an elevated platform, nestles the magnanimous Fort of Jhansi. It's a quick picnic spot for the locals and a worth visit place for those who love to dwell the history in their hearts. The fort still stands firm, though a bit of construction does on sporadically year long. There's a temple of lord Shiva inside where the queen Laxmi Bai herself used to pray and worship. There exists a hidden trail, underground, and so secretive that connects the fort to Gwalior Road. Probably, it might have served to rescue people during war or some other emergency."

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3. Sabarmati Ashram

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HolidayIQ Traveller Ratal says,"If you are in Gujarat and not visited Sabarmati Ashram then your tour is not complete. Frankly speaking here you will be able to visit museum of Gandhi and get an idea of Gandhi's life and the role he played for the independence of India."

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4. Jallianwala Bagh

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Jallianwala Bagh is a garden site of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre that is located close to the Golden Temple Complex. This public garden houses a memorial, which was established in 1951, to pay homage to the thousands of people, who were killed in the incident.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sundaram says, "It's the pain, agony and anger that are triggered when you visit this place. Memories go back to remind you about the way General Dyre has master minded the death of numerous innocent, patriotic citizens of this country.The narrow passage through which people were to run to escape the gunfire and their fatal fall into the well. It's horrible to think the scenario and my heart bled when I was there."

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5. Red Fort

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During the British colonial rule, this fort was mainly used as a cantonment, which remained under the control of Indian Army after Indian Independence.

HolidayIQ Traveller Pratima says, "It was well maintained awesome monument, it has a historical aspect, this is the same place from where Nehruji addressed first time as prime minister of Independent India. It is really a pride of the nation and recommended."

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6. Rajpath

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Rajpath was constructed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also commissioned the construction of the India Gate. The word Rajpath means the Royal Road and is surrounded by parks, gardens and water pools on either side. It is an ideal venue for conducting the annual Republic Day Parade on 26th January, which extends from Rajpath to Vijay Chowk.

HolidayIQ Traveller Akansh says,"I being many time to Rajpath alone and also with friends. It is a place where you feel "Shanti" you can refresh your mind. Best time to see Rajpath on Republic Day. I want to visit again and again to Rajpath."

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7. Wagah Border

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Attari Wagah Border is the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan. Often known as Berlin wall of Asia, this border lies on the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar and Lahore. On this border, a retreat ceremony called 'lowering of the flags’ is held every evening, since 1959. During the ceremony, Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers perform energetic parade.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sheshnath says, "It was a great experience to be at the Wagah border and witness the closing ceremony 'Lowering of the flag'. Since we went on a Sunday 3rd Jan 2016 the rush was too much and we could not see the Pakistani side parade and activities clearly. If you need a seat in the gallery you need to go early. You can also arrange special pass in advance prior to reaching there. We were only one day in Amritsar, hence could not arrange the pass."

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8. War Memorial, Tawang

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HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil says, "This war memorial was built in memory of soldiers who lost their lives during the 1962 Indo-Sino war. It also has a museum which showcases the events of the war, equipments used during the war and lists the names of the soldiers and their regiments who sacrificed their live for the sake of country.One who is interested in history must visit this. Photography is allowed here. There is a army canteen where one can buy T shirts, caps, knifes etc at normal prices. Also try to watch the movie shown there at a nominal price of Rs 10/- only. There is a chorten at the centre with as usual colourful Buddhist architecture and the prayer wheels all around."

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