Republic Day just around the corner, the first thing that comes to any traveller’s mind is the amazing display of the cultural richness of the nation. The celebrations take place on 26 January every year. After gaining independence from British rule, Republic Day marks India’s adoption of a republic constitution. This makes it an opportunity that is dear to the hearts of all Indians. Also, the celebration is such that nobody should miss it. This year marks the completion of 70 years of our Constitution. Therefore, we have listed a few places you should visit to soak in the patriotic spirit.
There is no better place than Delhi to witness the Republic Day celebration. Here the celebrations are held on a grand scale. The main highlight is the parade which features Army, Navy, and Air Force contingents, and displays colourful floats from every state of India. The other important event is the flag hoisting ceremony that is held at Rajpath. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance so that you can enjoy the iconic parade. There are other places which you must visit in Delhi. To know more about the city, book a full day or half-day tour Delhi packages from Odigos.
When it comes to the freedom movement, Amritsar has a lot of historical significance being home to Jallianwala Bagh and the Wagah Border. On Republic Day, a small program is conducted at Jallianwala Bagh on the occasion, and the flag is hoisted. In the evening you can visit Wagah border where retreat ceremony is held. Besides this, there are the security guards present and distribute the sweets and also arrange the programs.
Republic Day celebrated in Bengaluru with great fervour. On this occasion, the Governor hoists the national flag at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground. A parade is conducted with participants from the NCC, military, air force, and armed forces following the flag hoisting. There are many popular destinations you can visit like after the celebrations. Do book, Ramakrishna S a guide from Odigos for a better experience.
Ahmedabad is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace and in every national program, the people go there to pay homage to him. People hoist the flag at Gandhinagar on the occasion of Republic Day. A small procession involving police department members, cavalry, and dog squad participating.
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When it comes to history, Andaman and Nicobar Islands have a lot to offer. Every year on this day, flag hoisting ceremonies are held at the Netaji Gallery and the Cellular Jail. Various awards for gallantry are also handed over at this time and spectators can enjoy vibrant floats made by the locals. This place is quite popular among adventure lovers as well.
In Thiruvananthapuram, the celebrations are held at Raj Bhavan. The governor hoists the flag and presides over the festivities. This year, the Governor will celebrate freedom fighters, provide disaster-stricken families with humanitarian aid, and support NGOs deliver education. The city’s parade members also include the dog squad, the armed forces, the police, and the NCC.
Shimla is too counted among the places to visit for Republic day celebrations besides being popular as a tourist hill station. Every year the Ridge Maidan hosts a state-level celebration. The route for the parade is made by blocking the roads, and also the Cultural Program services are provided with tables illustrating the government’s developmental activities.
In Chennai, Republic day is celebrated at Marina Beach and Kamarajar Salai. The celebrations start with hoisting the national tricolour near the Gandhi statue followed by Armed forces, paramilitary personnel, and State police personnel parade. Cultural events are also held in which school and college students participate. There are some popular places that you can visit if you are staying there for long. Do check out, Amala A a certified tour guide from Odigos who can help you to understand the history and culture.
Mumbai’s Republic Day celebrations are almost the same as that of Delhi. The festivities include a lively parade in Shivaji Park where state official bodies showcase their respective tableaus which highlights their achievements in different fields. Special flag hoisting events are also held at other government and private organisation.
These are cities you can visit on this Republic day. But if you want more information regarding these cities or any other place in India, then check the Odigos app. They have tour guides for all the major destinations. You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +91 124-4610699 for more information.