Explore these places on 'Independence Day' to get acquainted with Indian history

Explore these places on 'Independence Day' to get acquainted with Indian history

The country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence on the occasion of 75 years of independence. On this occasion, arrangements have been made for free entry to all the monuments of the country till August 15. Simply put, tourists can visit Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jallianwala Bagh, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra Fort for free. If you are also planning to visit with your friends and family on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, then you can visit these places to get acquainted with Indian history. Let's know-

Visit Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh is located near the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. If you go to Amritsar within the given time, then definitely do a religious visit to the Golden Temple. A large number of devotees come to pay obeisance at the rate of Shri Harimandir Sahib. You too can get the blessings of Baba by paying obeisance at Baba's rate. After this, you can take a historical tour of Jallianwala Bagh. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre is described in detail in the pages of history.

According to historians, on April 13, 1919, General Dyer opened fire on unarmed people protesting against the Rowlatt Act. An estimated 400 people died in this attack. At the same time, more than 2 thousand people were injured. However, these are official figures. The number of martyrs was even more. This was the biggest heinous massacre in Indian history. Today there is a memorial in Jallianwala Bagh. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron said during his visit to Jallianwala Bagh that it was the most shameful incident in British history.

Visit Plassey

The British rise began with the Battle of Plassey. The battle was fought at this site for the first time on 23 June 1757 between the British East India Company's forces and Siraj-ud-daula, the Nawab of Bengal. Plassey is situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River in the Nadia district of West Bengal. This war was terrible. In this war, 8 thousand soldiers took part from both sides. About 1000 soldiers died in this. Siraj-ud-daula, the Nawab of Bengal, suffered the most. Because of this Siraj-ud-Daulah was defeated in the Battle of Plassey. You can visit Plassey to get acquainted with the history. Apart from this, one can visit many major places in the country including Panipat, Kalinga, and Meerut, the site of the first Indian freedom struggle.

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