Independence Day is few days away, have you planned your long weekend? It will be ideal to know how to make Independence Day mesmerizing by traveling. This national festival is celebrated throughout India with lots of enthusiasm. Independence festivities are extra extended this year and Indians have always been passionate about holidaying. At first, you have to know which destinations can be visited to explore glorious Indian culture. After you have determined these places, you must go or a self-drive trip. A self-drive trip is much enjoyable as compared to selection of tour packages with pre-designed itinerary.
Coming back to the top destinations to be visited during long weekend of Independence Day 2014, a list needs to be maintained for handy reference. Following are few of the destinations which will give you a glimpse of rich heritage of India:
Delhi is the heart of India and Independence Day celebrations over here are very extraordinarily planned. This city gets revamped with a very appealing ambiance and preparation for the D-day celebrations start 1 month prior to the festival. Flag hoisting ceremony takes place at Red Fort on 15th August every year. This ceremony is a remarkable event to be witnessed and feel proud about being Indian. You can plan a self-drive to Delhi and be a part of the Independence celebrations observed in the city. Popular attractions of these celebrations are: Flag hoisting ceremony by the Prime Minister of India, 21 guns’ salute in the honour of Indian Flag and speech by the PM addressed to the public.
Activities to be enjoyed to celebrate the spirit of freedom:
Among the popular activities observed on the occasion of Independence Day include: kite flying competition, enjoying the music while traveling to different areas of Delhi, attending the public gathering and partying with friends. But, the consumption of alcohol should be avoided as 15th August, Independence Day is a Dry Day. In fact, one should never mix drinking and driving as this is against the law. Feel the patriotism by celebrating Independence Day in a positive way in Delhi.
This city of Gujarat is truly historic and has witnessed various events during the struggle for Indian freedom. Be it Sabarmati Ashram, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel National Memorial or Kochrab Ashram, Ahmedabad is the ideal place to visit to. Besides, the spirit of oneness can be experienced throughout Ahmedabad as the travellers enjoy their self-drive trip. Independence Day celebrations in this city are worth witnessing too. Coloured kites fill the sky offering a marvellous view to the people of this city.
Other historic places to visit or feeling the spirit of patriotism
The freedom struggle of India has been witnessed by most of the Indian destinations. Many places have now become historic places of interest due to their major significance in struggle for independence. These places include: Jallianwala Bagh, India Gate, Alfred Park, Raj Ghat, Jhansi Fort, August Kranti Maidan, etc. Driving through these places offer you a historical sneak-peak of their glory and significance.
So, plan your self-drive trip and choose between Delhi and Ahmedabad to make your Independence Day special!