Republic Day 2022: After independence in 1947, the Indian Constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950. We know this day as Republic Day. The empowerment of Indian citizens to choose their own government is commemorated on this day. It is a national holiday that honors the formation of the Indian Constitution. There are several historical sites in India that one can visit on Republic Day. However, one must take into account the Covid-19 restrictions in place as a result of the third wave of the pandemic.
India Gate is a war memorial built in Delhi in memory of Indian soldiers who died in World War I. It also has an eternal flame that burns for all the fallen soldiers of India’s wars and conflicts. The monument was built after the end of the First World War in 1919, by Edwin Lutyens, an English architect and member of the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The building is located on the Rajpath in New Delhi, a ceremonial boulevard leading to Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate.
Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, this fort is located next to Old Delhi. Today, the Red Fort is a major tourist attraction of the city of Old Delhi.
The Mughal Imperial Palace in the fort has many fine buildings with red sandstone and marble floors and walls. The complex of buildings is surrounded by a moat that was originally filled with water from the Yamuna River.
The Prime Minister of India also hoists the tricolor and delivers a nationally broadcast speech from the Red Fort on every Independence Day.
Qutub Minar is a minaret and one of the earliest mosques in Delhi, India. It was built by Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, who founded the city of Delhi in 1206. Quwwat ul Islam Mosque stands on top of a hill and is considered one of the greatest monuments that you can see from any point in Delhi.
The Quwwat ul Islam Mosque still has four minarets over 70 meters high and four intricately carved balconies.
The Ashram was founded in 1915 by Mahatma Gandhi. It is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad. It is an essential part of Indian history and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
The ashram has undergone many internal and external changes since its inception, and today it stands as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s presence in this city. Shahid Swaroop Mandir stands on this site, commemorating the martyrdom of Gandhi on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse.
The Netaji Bhawan is located in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal. It was built in 1909 by the father of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The building was used to house the Governor General’s offices and later became the summer residence of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It was later used by Kamaraj, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Currently, it is used as a museum and cultural center by the government of West Bengal.
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