Independence Day Weekend: 10 Best Places To Visit In India During The Long Weekend 

Independence Day Weekend: 10 Best Places To Visit In India During The Long Weekend 

This year, India's Independence Day is falling on Monday which makes it a 3-day long weekend. This is the best opportunity for travelers to explore some of the best places in India and get close to the country’s diverse culture.

India is home to around 40 World Heritage Sites which makes it worth visiting during the long Independence Day Weekend. 

Read along to know more about the top 10 best places to visit in India on Independence Day weekend. 

10 Best Places To Visit In India On Independence Day 

1. Agra Fort

Agra Fort is among the most iconic places to visit in India on Independence day. It is yet another most beautiful cultural heritage in the city of Agra.&nbsp

Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned this fort in the year 1565 and it was completed in 1573. In 1983, Agra Fort was listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in India.

The beautiful fort holds a high significance in Indian history and also represents the power of the Great Mughal Empire.

Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh

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2. Kargil

There is no place comparable to Kargil when you are traveling on the long Independence day weekend. Do visit the Kargil War memorial is situated in Jammu and Kashmir

The War Memorial was built to honor the martyrs who lost their lives during the Kargil War in 1999. The War Memorial contains the name of all the martyrs on a Sandstone Wall. 

Visiting here will make you feel proud and will surely increase the love one must have for his nation. Do consider taking your children with you and narrate the heroic story of Indian soldiers.

Location: Jammu and Kashmir  

3. The Wagah Border

Wagah Border is one of those places in India that every true patriot wishes to travel to at least once in a lifetime. The Wagah Border separates India and Pakistan through India’s Hardo Rattan city in Punjab and Wagah district, Lahore. 

You will be pleased to see the discipline of both India's and Pakistan's armies while performing a daily retreat ceremony. The Border also symbolizes the brotherhood between India and Pakistan.  

Location: Hardo Rattan, Punjab 

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4. Red Fort

The vibe in Delhi on Independence day is something you may not experience anywhere else in India. Being India’s capital, a grand celebration is conducted in Delhi’s Red fort every year. 

On the occasion of Independence Day, watch the grand parade, listen to the hon’ble prime minister’s speech, and witness flag hosting.

The reason why Independence day is celebrated on Red Fort is due to its major role during India’s struggle for Independence in 1857. Besides this, do visit the famous Chandni Chowk and try some traditional Indian dishes and sweets. 

Location: Delhi 

5. India Gate

India Gate is the War Memorial in Delhi that lies on the eastern Rajpath. It was designed by famous architect Edwin Lutyens in 1921.

The gate was built in 1931 as a homage to over 70,000 British Indian soldiers who lost their lives during World War I and Anglo-Afghan War. 

India Gate also contained the names of nearly 13,300 servicemen and British soldiers. The Flame or  “Amar Jawan Jyoti” was added later following the battle of Bangladesh Liberation in 1972. 

Location: Delhi

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6. Raj Ghat

Whenever India’s struggle for Independence is mentioned, the first person that comes to everyone’s mind is without a doubt “Mahatma Gandhi “.

Mahatma Gandhi started the non-violence movement while fighting for India’s Independence against the Britishers. He was assassinated on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse.

Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in Raj Ghat which also has memorials of some notable figures like  Indra Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and Lal Bahadur Shastri.  

Other than memorials, there is also a museum in Raj Ghat that is completely dedicated to Freedom fighters. A visit to Raj Ghat is a must if you are traveling during the Independence Day weekend.

Location: Delhi 

7. Jalian Wala Bagh 

Jallianwala Bagh is another most important site in the history of India’s independence. It witnessed one of the greatest massacres where some innocent Indians were brutally fired by British troops. 

The Jalianwala Bagh is a large garden situated between residential buildings. Most of the buildings are marked as national heritage and thus are not in use. 

The main highlight is the old brick wall that contains 36 bullet marks that are highlighted with white. A total of 1650 bullets were fired by order of General Dyer on that horrific day in 1919.  

Location: Amritsar, Punjab  

8. August Kranti Maidan  

Earlier known as Gowalia Tank Maidan, the August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai is the same place where Mahatama started the “Quit India Movement”.

The movement set an example of what Indians are capable of if they stand united. This movement was started in 1942 and finally forced Britishers to end their rule in 1947.  

Here Mahatma Gandhi also raised the Swaraj against Hunger among people by saying “Do or Die”. During this movement, approximately 60,000 people were imprisoned as they were demanding Independence from British Rule. 

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

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9. Jhansi Fort 

An independence day weekend would be incomplete without a trip to Jhansi. Jhansi witnessed India’s first war of Independence the year 1857. 

The Jhansi Fort is worth a visit as it is the same place where Rani Lakshmi Bai sacrificed herself while fighting against Britishers. 

The Fort comes under the top 10 historical places not only for its magnificent architecture but also for numerous events that it has witnessed. Don’t miss out on visiting this incredible fort that still stands tall like it was 200 years ago. 

Location: Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh 

10. Jantar Mantar

Last but not least is the Jantar Manar situated in Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur. It keeps the world’s largest time-keeping device built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. 

The time-keeping device was used to indicate the day time with help of shadow position by putting objects in front of sun rays. 

It is arguably one the most remarkable places to visit in India on Independence day. The observatory is also listed in UNESCO World Heritages and attracts millions of tourists across the world. 

Location: Rajasthan 

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