On India’s Independence Day, take a virtual tour of India’s historic sites with Google

As India prepares to celebrate Independence day tomorrow, Google has put together a tour of some of the most iconic sites related to the Independence movement from Google Maps and the Cultural Institute

You can trace the footsteps of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, from his oath at Parliament and speech on the country’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’, to the Red Fort, where he unfurled the Tricolor on 15 August 1947; and where each year, subsequent Prime Ministers have followed the tradition of unfurling the national flag and delivering an address to the nation.


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You can take a virtual tour of the Red Fort by clicking this link: Red Fort India

You can also look at a special collection of images and artifacts from the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library by clicking here.

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One can also visit the majestic Aga Khan Palace. Built in 1892, it served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi from 1942.  You can even visit the historical Sabarmati Ashram, his residence for over 12 years and from where he led the Dandi march — also known as the Salt Satyagraha — of non-violent protest in March 1930. You can also take a tour of the Cellular Jail in Port Blair, where many freedom fighters were imprisoned, or Jallianwala Bagh, the site of a tragic massacre of peaceful civilian protesters in 1919.

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