In India, we celebrate two national festivals, i.e., Independence Day (on every 15 August) and Republic Day (on every 26 January). And I remember, these two days make me feel most patriotic than any other days in a calendar year, right back from the school time.
Also, If you have ever visited any international border connected with our country, especially Wagah border, it would have evoked the same or even more patriotic feelings inside of you.
Besides Borders, there are many places in India that will surely give you a feeling of nostalgia and struggle whenever you visit them. Below here we’ve mentioned the places that will remind you the Courage and sacrifice of our freedom fighters and make you feel more patriotic.
List of Patriotic Places in India which are not at Border
#1. Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar
Since our childhood, we have been reading about this one of the most heinous tragedies in the world history, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The place is located beside the world famous Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.
This worst act of political crime happen during the British rule makes us all feel extremely sad whenever it is remembered.
It was the day of April 13, 1919, when many unarmed civilians including men, women, and children gathered at the festival of ‘Baisakhi’ at the Jallianwala Bagh and were shot without warning by the British troops on the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer.
It is a must visit the place to pay a tribute to those innocents souls.
Visiting Hours: 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM (All Weekdays)
Entry Fee: Free
The bullet-dented walls of the Jallianwala Bagh still have the proof of the bloody act, and you feel more close to your country after witnessing the struggle and the sacrifices of the people.
#2. India Gate, Delhi
The India Gate is located in the heart of the national capital and was built in the memory of 82,000 brave heart heroes of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives during the First World War and Anglo-Afghan War.
The Gate has inscriptions of the soldiers and national heroes who fought for us in the name of our country.
With the Amar Jawan Jyoti which has been enlightened since 1971, it pays tribute to the great soldiers who lost their lives for the liberation of Bangladesh.
Visiting Hours: 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM (All Weekdays)
Entry Fee: Free
The ambiance of the place will surely awaken the hearty feeling of patriotism and India Gate is surely one of the Best Patriotic Places in India other than Border.
#3. Rajpath, Delhi
The iconic road runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan on the Western end of the India Gate on the Eastern end, Delhi. The annual Republic Day Parade takes place here on every 26th January which is a three-hour ceremony.
Visiting Hours: All Time
Entry Fee: Free
The flag hoisting by the President of India and Parade march of Indian Army and NCCs (National Cadet Corps) on the drum-beats will surely enlighten the inside patriotism feeling of anyone.
#4. Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
Located on the banks of Sabarmati River, the place was one of the residences of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation and also one of the main centers during the freedom fight.
It played an important role in the Indian Independence Movement. The place is referred with many names such as Gandhi Ashram, Harijan Ashram, or Satyagraha Ashram. Now, it also has a museum, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya.
Visiting Hours: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (All Weekdays)
Entry Fee: Free
#5. Red Fort, Delhi
At this historic monument, the Prime Minister of India hoists the tricolor National Flag and address the nation on every 15 August, the Independence Day.
Visiting Hours: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Daily (Except Monday)
Entry Fee: Rs.10 (For Indian Citizens) and Rs.150 (For foreigners)
Along with the flag ceremony, the parade march and cultural programs are worth a watch here.
#6. Cellular Jail, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Jail-turned-museum is remembered for the most horrific tale of our brave freedom fighters who were tortured to death in these cells.
Located in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the cellular jail is also referred as “Kala Paani” back in its time.
A visit to this place is a tribute to the struggle and courage of the Indian revolutionaries. You will feel the patriotism in Andaman after visiting these jails with our history.
Timings- 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM & 01:30 PM to 04:45 PM (Open all days except national holidays)
Entry fee: Rs. 30, Camera: Rs. 200, Video Camera: Rs 1,000
Apart from borders and places, most importantly, it’s “Jan Gan Man…” the national anthem of our country which makes me feel patriotism whenever I hear it or sing it.
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