For all the travel enthusiasts already planning a trip on the Republic Day weekend, we’ve got some interesting & historic destinations for you to consider! 26th January, 1950 – it was on this day when the constitution of India was formally enforced. This year, India will be celebrating its 70th Republic Day, the day of pride for all compatriots. To help you with your travel plans, here are the top destinations.
Nothing can match the happiness and excitement of watching the boisterous Republic Day parade at Rajpath right in front of you! It’s mesmerising, it’s elaborate and not to mention, it will fill your heart with patriotic zeal & huge respect & love for the motherland.
Celebrate Republic Day in full spirits while you enjoy the thrilling stunts performed by India’s Defence Forces (Army, Navy, and Airforce), the well-coordinated March Past, the cultural tableaux and there is so much more in-store for you.
On this Republic Day, you can head out to explore Amritsar-the city of Golden Temple. When in Amritsar, pay a visit to the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial that holds a significant place in the history of India. Pay homage to martyrs and salute their sacrifice for the nation.
The weekend escape to Amritsar will be incomplete without a visit to the famous Wagah Border. The India-Pakistan border is well-known for its Beating Retreat Ceremony that involves flag hoisting before sunset, chanting Vande Mataram, soldiers marching and the Wagah border parade is a must-see show.
The city is synonymous to the legendary female soldier and Rani of Jhansi, Lakshmibai. Situated in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, Jhansi is one of the imperative cities of revolt during 1857. When here, visit the 17th century Jhansi Fort which showcases the splendid past of the city and you can also watch the sound & light show organized in the evening.
Pay a visit to Jhansi Museum which will give you a glimpse of the courage & struggle of the bygone era. Soak in the architectural marvels of Uttar Pradesh by visiting Rani Mahal-the palace of Lakshmi Bai.
Kolkata is the place where India’s first nationalist organisation (Indian National Association) was founded. There are many wonderful historical places in Kolkata that will remind you of the glorious past of India.
Visit the oldest and largest museum in India- The Indian Museum, ancestral home of the Tagore family- Jorasanko Thakur Bari, the largest library of India- The National Library and not-to-forget the 48-metre-high Shaheed Minar, built in the memory of the martyrs of the freedom fighters.
There is so much to do and see in Kolkata that weekends can’t be just enough to experience the rich culture and history that Kolkata is known for! So, now you know what places