India certainly owes a lot to its freedom fighters and revolutionaries who changed the course of the nation and helped in its development. Some of them died for the freedom of the country. We, as responsible citizens of the country, are left to honour their sacrifices, thoughts and martyrdom.
In order to commemorate them, the government of India named several places, stops and roads after these freedom fighters and revolutionaries. Do you know about all these districts and cities named after these national heroes? If not, then here is an article for you. Read on to know more about these places in India.
Udham Singh Nagar
Clear from its name, this district is located in the state of Uttarakhand and is named after famous freedom fighter Udham Singh, who is better known for the assassination of Michael O' Dwyer, the lieutenant governor of Punjab, who termed Amritsar Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh a correct action. Udham Singh Nagar district has its headquarter at Rudrapur and consists of seven tehsils and seventeen cities.
The major cities which come under this district include Jaspur, Rudrapur, Kashipur and Bajpur. The area in and around the district is surrounded by beautiful hills and rich vegetation and hence, it can also be visited during the weekends. So, how about taking a tour of Udham Singh district this season and learning more about this beautiful place?
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar
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Dedicated to Bhagat Singh, the national hero of the Indian Independence Movement during the early 20th century, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar is a district in the Doaba region of Punjab. It consists of three sub-areas namely, Nawanshahr, Banga and Balachaur.
This historic place has also been home to several notable personalities, such as Yash Chopra, Amrish Puri and Choudhry Rahmat Ali. Even though there is not much to explore within the boundaries of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, you can still visit its farmlands and villages to experience the country life of India.
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore
Commonly known as Nellore, this beautiful city is named after Potti Sriramulu, who was a revolutionary and an ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He is popular amongst masses as the person behind the formation of Andhra Pradesh, a state which was formed for the Telugu-speaking population in India.
He lost his life while undertaking a hunger strike in order to get the government to create Andhra Pradesh. Nellore is located on the banks of Penna river and is one of the developed and most populous cities in Andhra Pradesh. It is well known amongst tourists for its ancient temples, such as Ranganathaswamy Temple.
Komaram Bheem Asifabad
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Komaram Bheem Asifabad is a small district in the state of Telangana and is named after famous Gond martyr Komaram Bheem, who fought against Asaf Jahi dynasty in order to liberate Hyderabad from their control.
He severely battled with the Nizams until his death. Today, he is considered one of the greatest freedom fighters in the region and several statues have also been installed to honour him. The government of India also took a step to commemorate his martyrdom and hence, named a district after him.
Komaram Bheem Asifabad is also popular amongst local tourists for its natural beauty in the form of wild animals and forests. It is home to tigers and endangered species of vultures. So, how about exploring the surroundings of this beautiful district?
Gandhinagar is named after Mahatma Gandhi, who is considered the father of the nation and was one of the major freedom fighters who fought with the British officials for the independence of the country.
Gandhinagar is a must-visit place in the state of Gujarat on account of the presence of several places of interest, such as Akshardham Temple. Located on the banks of Sabarmati river, Gandhinagar is also the capital city of Gujarat and hence, is also one of the advanced and populous places in the state. How about spending your next weekend within the boundaries of this charming place?