India has come to being after much struggle on August 15th 1947 and our ancestors and forefathers made great sacrifices to make that possible. Especially since we had been under foreign rule for around 200 years and were treated like no better than livestock in our own country.
However, all of that struggle bore fruit and we were able to enjoy our freedom after much awaiting. In today’s fast paced life, appreciating this kind of thing becomes very hard and often goes unrecognized – leaving a few special days. So, if you can take a few days off during this week, then here are some of the travel ideas where you can visit and actually feel the cost of our freedom. Let’s take a look –
1.Jallianwala Bagh, Punjab
Every history book expresses in detail the massacre of the Jallianwala Bagh by General Dyer in 1919. Peaceful Sikh protesters had come together on the occasion of Baisakhi and were heinously murdered by British forces at the same place where the memorial stands today.
Although the casualty numbers released by the foreign government were only 379, it is estimated that more than a 1000 people, including women and children were killed. If you visit the garden today, you will be able to see the bullet marks on the walls that have been left there to remind us of the horror that we have faced. In close vicinity of the Golden Temple, this one deserves a quiet and peaceful moment of silence on your trip with tour groups in India.
2.India Gate, Delhi
Built as a memorial for the thousands of soldiers that had died during the First World War, this one is the central point of the Rajpath and is visited by people from all over the world as one of the principal attractions in the city.
Standing in front of the memorial, you can at one take a glimpse of this wonderful nation and everything that went down to bring it to its existence – as we know it today!
3.Netaji Bhavan, Kolkata
Widely revered as one of the iconic figures in the Indian national movement and the founder of the Azad Hind Fauj, Subhas Chandra Bose holds a true place in the hearts of his countrymen. Located in the heart of the city, this is the house that was owned by his father and where he was put on house arrest before his escape outside the country.
The house now has a library and museum of his belongings and comes with a charming atmosphere of pre-independence Bengali household in terms of architecture and furniture. A must visit to give the evergreen martyr his due respect.
These are the 3 places that you can visit during your week off this Independence week. It will be a wonderful experience and you will get to see how this country came into being the way it is today – all you need is the of the best travel agencies in India, and you are all set.