Welcome to Heritage Explorer! Our mission is to help you commemorate the unwavering spirit of our freedom fighters through travel. With a focus on historical significance, our agency offers unique journeys to destinations that hold a special place in our nation's struggle for independence. Immerse yourself in the stories of courage and sacrifice that have shaped our past. Let us take you on a meaningful adventure, where you can honor our history while creating cherished memories for your own legacy. Explore and embrace heritage with Heritage Explorer, where the past comes to life.

1) INA War Museum

The Indian National Army (INA) War Museum in the INA Memorial Complex in Moirang is the only official museum dedicated to the Second World War in Manipur today. Its focus is primarily on the rise of the INA and on the role and activities of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in particular. Relics of war from across Manipur dating back to 1944, including arms and ammunition, bayonets, helmets and bottles, among others, are also displayed here.

To reach the INA Museum in Manipur: 

By Air: Fly to Imphal Airport and then take a taxi to the museum. 

By Train: Reach Dimapur Railway Station, then hire a taxi to Imphal and the museum. 

By Road: Take a bus or taxi to Imphal, then follow local directions to the INA Museum in Moirang.

2) Champaran , Bihar

Known as the birthplace of the Satyagraha movement, Champaran holds significant historical importance in India’s struggle for independence. It was here that Mahatma Gandhi initiated his first civil disobedience movement against British oppression in 1917.

To reach Champaran:

By Air: Nearest airport is Patna Airport, then take road transport to Champaran

By Train: Get to Bapudham Motihari Railway Station, which is well-connected.

By Road: Accessible via road from nearby cities; use navigation for directions.

3) Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab

While not exactly unknown, Jallianwala Bagh is often overshadowed by the nearby Golden Temple. This memorial site commemorates the tragic massacre that took place in 1919 and played a crucial role in galvanizing India’s fight for freedom.

To reach Jallianwala Bagh:

By Air: Nearest airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar.

By Train: Amritsar Junction is the main railway station nearby.

By Road: Jallianwala Bagh is centrally located in Amritsar; accessible via local transportation or navigation apps.

4) Shimoga, Karnataka

This town was a hotspot for the freedom struggle. The town’s Guddekeri Lake is the site where the Indian National Army (INA) led by Netaji SubhasChandra Bose hoisted the Tricolor for the first time on the Indian mainland in 1943.

To reach Shimoga, Karnataka:

By Air: Nearest airport is Mangalore Airport; then travel by road.

By Train: Shimoga has its own railway station, Shimoga Town.

By Road: Accessible via road from major cities in Karnataka; use navigation for directions.

5) Cellular Jail, Andaman and Nicobar Island

Often referred to as “Kaala Paani,” this infamous colonial-era prison was used to exile political prisoners during the British rule. It stands as a powerful symbol of the sacrifices made by freedom fighters.

To reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

By Air: Fly to Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair, the capital.

By Sea: Take a ship from Chennai, Kolkata, or Vizag to Port Blair.

Ensure to check travel advisories and book transportation in advance.

6) Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

While somewhat known, Jhansi holds immense historical significance due to the courageous efforts of Rani Lakshmibai during the First War of Independence in 1857.

To reach Jhansi:

By Air: Nearest airport is Gwalior Airport; then travel by road or train.

By Train: Jhansi Junction is well-connected and a major railway station.

By Road: Accessible via road from nearby cities; use navigation for directions.

7) Kheda, Gujarat

Kheda witnessed the famous Satyagraha movement led by Sardar Patel in 1918, protesting against the unjust tax imposed by the British on farmers.

 

To reach Kheda, Gujarat:

By Air: Nearest airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad; then travel by road.

By Train: Kheda Road Railway Station is well-connected and serves the area.

By Road: Accessible via road from nearby cities; use navigation for directions.

8) Kakori, Uttar Pradesh

The Kakori Train Robbery of 1925 was a daring act of resistance against British rule. The site serves as a reminder of the revolutionary spirit of that time.

To reach Kakori:

By Air: Nearest airport is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow; then travel by road.

By Train: Kakori Railway Station is the nearest station, and Lucknow Charbagh is a major railway hub.

By Road: Accessible via road from Lucknow and nearby areas; use navigation for directions.

9) Purulia, West Bengal

Chhau dance, a traditional folk dance form, was used during the freedom movement to convey messages of resistance. Purulia is a hub for Chhau dance performances that often depict stories of courage and patriotism.

To reach Purulia in West Bengal:

By Air: The nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata; then travel by road or train.

By Train: Purulia Junction is well-connected and serves the area.

By Road: Accessible via road from nearby cities in West Bengal; use navigation for directions.

10) Drass Kargil War Memorial

Drass War Memorial is a place to commemorate the past and to give respect to our lost heroes. This attraction in Drass is a must visit place built by the Indian Army in memory of the soldiers who faced the Kargil war in 1999. Amongst all the tourist interest places in Ladakh, visiting this memorial gives a gesture, a respect to our brave heroes. At the Drass War Memorial, there is a War Gallery that showcases the war photos and it also depicts the stories of brave soldiers. An added feature in the memorial is a Sandstone wall which is inscribed with the names of the Indian army personnel who sacrificed their lives during the war.

To reach the Drass War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir:

By Air: The nearest airport is Srinagar International Airport; then travel by road.

By Road: Drass is accessible via the Srinagar-Leh Highway. It’s located about 60 km from Kargil and around 150 km from Srinagar. You can hire a taxi or use local transportation to reach the memorial.

11) Jaswantgarh War Memorial Arunachal

Jaswant Garh is a famous tourist attraction in Arunachal Pradesh and it is widely visited all year round. Jaswant Garh was famously known as Jaswantgarh War Memorial and this memorial is garland in honor of late Jaswant Singh Rawat. He was an Indian rifleman of 4 Garhwal Rifles, Uttarakhand and for his bravery; Jaswant Rawat was honored by a memorial at the post where he fought the Chinese army. Today, you can notice Jaswant Garh flocking with visitors from different states. This is a majortourist attraction to visit in Arunachal Pradesh.

To reach the Jaswantgarh War Memorial in Arunachal Pradesh:

By Air: Nearest airport is Tezpur Airport; then travel by road.

By Train: Nearest major railway station is Tezpur Railway Station.

By Road: Accessible via road from Tezpur and other nearby cities; use navigation for directions. Please note that road conditions can vary.

12) Siachen Base Camp

The Siachen Base Camp in Leh Ladakh has been on the bucket list of all adventure enthusiasts. It is the Base Camp of the Indian Army in the Siachen Glacier region within Indian Territory. The Siachen glacier is a glacier snuggled in the eastern Karakoram Range in the Himalayas, just northeast where the line of control between India and Pakistan ends. It is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and the second lengthiest in the world’s non-polar areas. 

How to reach Siachen Base Camp?

The nearest airport from the Siachen Base Camp is the Kushok Bakula Rimpoche Airport, Leh. Siachen Base camp is nearly 9 to 10 hours’ drive north from the Town Of Leh. One can hire a taxi from Leh or drive on its own till Siachen Base Camp via Nubra Valley.

13) Baba Mandir Sikkim

Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is a different kind of temple that is not dedicated to a particular religion but selflessness and bravery. Baba Harbhajan Singh was a soldier of the Indian Army, often regarded as ‘Hero of Nathula. This is because he sacrificed his life at the young age of 26 years. In September 1967, he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for his bravery and martyrdom.

How to reach Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple Gangtok

The temple is located on the popular Nathula Pass, approx. 60 km away from Gangtok in Sikkim. You can take a private or shared vehicle to reach Baba Harbhajan Singh temple. Local jeeps can also take you to the temple.

 

14) Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s southern tip. Jutting into the Laccadive Sea, the town was known as Cape Comorin during British rule and is popular for watching sunrise and sunset over the ocean. It’s also a noted pilgrimage site thanks to its Bagavathi Amman Temple,

To reach Kanyakumari:

By Air: Nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport; then travel by road or train.

By Train: Kanyakumari Railway Station is well-connected.

By Road: Accessible via road from nearby cities; use navigation for directions.