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Kanan Budhiraja Jan 15 2015

10 places in India that make you feel patriotic.

Kanika Nevatia Jan 15 2015
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Plan a trip to some of these places in India that make you feel patriotic, and soak in the feeling of being a true blue Indian at heart. With Republic Day right around the corner, visiting one of these place must be on the cards for you.

India Gate, New Delhi

The India Gate was built in memory of Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War and the Afghan War. Situated near Rajpath, it is 42 meters high and was initially known as the All India War Memorial. Since 1971, the Amar Jawan Jyoti, a flame has been continuously burning at the India Gate to commemorate the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the wake of the War of Liberation of Bangladesh.

India Gate (by Ravi Chahal)

Wagah Border, Punjab

One of the only road borders between India and Pakistan, a visit to Wagah Border is sure to bring out the patriot in you. Every evening the Wagah Border Ceremony or the “Lowering of The Flags” ceremony takes place, before which people visiting from all parts of the country cheer for the nation, sing patriotic songs and soak in the atmosphere. People travel all the way from New Delhi to Amritsar by train and further take a taxi to Wagah border just to witness this ceremony. The ceremony itself is mesmerizing and worth a watch.

Wagah Border (by appaji)

Jallianwala Bagh, Punjab

A sad reminder of one of the very cruel incidences to have taken place during the period of British rule, a visit to Jallianwala Bagh is sure to make you feel strong patriotic thoughts. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre occurred in 1919, when many defenceless Indians were brutally shot at by British troops on the orders of General Dyer. Pay your respect and get to know more about this heart-breaking story!

Jallianwalan Bagh (by vineet_timble)

Cellular Jail, Andaman

Also known as “Kala Pani”, the Cellular Jail is a colonial prison which was used by the British to exile many Indian patriots and activists such as Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar during the independence struggle. The jail complex today serves as a prominent national memorial monument that brings back memories of the past.

Cellular Jail (by Ankur P)

Sabarmati Ashram, Gujarat

Sabarmati Ashram, located near Ahmedabad, is a place that evokes a strong feeling of patriotism. Mahatma Gandhi lived there for about 12 years. It was from here that he led the Dandi March, which is also known as the Salt Satyagraha of 1930. Given the significance of this movement in India’s struggle for freedom, this ashram is surely one of the places in India that make you feel patriotic.

Sabarmati Ashram (by Hardik Jadeja)

Jhansi Fort, Uttar Pradesh

The Jhansi Fort bears witness to the bravery of Rani Laxmibai, also known as “Jhansi ki Rani”, known for the intense fight she put up against the British. A visit to this monument will surely give you glimpses of Jhansi’s tragic yet brave past.

Jhansi Fort (by ajuonline)

Raj Ghat, New Delhi

Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and is located along the banks of the river Yamuna. Mahatma Gandhi was cremated here in 1948, a day after his assassination. An eternal flame burns at the memorial. It is mandatory for guests to remove their shoes before entering the Raj Ghat as a sign of respect.

Raj Ghat (by Humayunn Niaz Ahmed Peerzaada)

Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Agra Fort is often described as a walled city. The fort became an integral part of the Indian freedom struggle when it became the site for a battle in 1857, which led to the end of the British East India Company's rule in India. This subsequently gave impetus to India’s struggle for freedom and led a century later to the end of British rule in India.

Agra Fort (by Friar's Balsam)

Red Fort, Delhi

Come Independence day and the city of Delhi gears up to head to Red Fort. The hoisting of the national flag which is followed by a 21 gun salute is a truly goose bump moment. The prime minister addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on this day.

Red Fort (by archer10-Dennis)

Netaji Bhawan, West Bengal

Netaji Bhawan is a memorial hall dedicated to Subhas Chandra Bose, which consists of a museum, archives and library. It is also the ancestral house of the patriot, and the place he was put under house arrest until his escape to Berlin in 1941. Subhash Chandra Bose organized the Indian National Army and fought against the British. The displays here will show you glimpses of the freedom struggle and the patriots bravery.

Netaji Bhawan (by paulhami)

Now that you are aware of some of the places in India that make you feel patriotic, you should plan a trip to one of these places soon. Leave a comment and let us know where you will be on 26th January this year.

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