Historical Battlefields

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India’s Historical Battlefields

Historical Battlefields that you can visit in India.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021

India used to be a battlefield for many battles. Some people fought before British rule, some people fought after; nonetheless, they all played an important role in shaping Indian history and the final result. As battlefield tourism becomes more popular, there are many places in India that you can explore to learn about the historical and social aspects of these places. If you are also interested in learning more about warriors and battlefields, here is a list of places to consider.


Kalinga War, Dhauli

Dhauli is a small town about 8 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, believed to have been the site of the Kalinga war. In the war between Ashoka and Kalinga, historians claimed that the Kalinga War was one of the deadliest wars in Indian history. Although Ashoka won the battle, it became a turning point in his life and in the history of India. Seeing the aftermath of the war, Ashoka's vision of the war changed: He promised not to harm anyone's body and believed in Buddhism. Kalinga Mahotsav is held every year at the Dhauli Shanti stupa to celebrate the final victory of peace over war.


Battle of Panipat, Panipat

Panipat, a city in Haryana, has witnessed three major events. The First Battle of Panipat took place between King Ibrahim Lodi of the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal ruler Babur, which ushered in the Mughal era in India, and the second was against King Hem Chandra Vikramaditya (Hem Chandra Vikramaditya) and Mughal Emperor Akbar (Mughal) won. In the end, the third battle took place between the invaders from Afghanistan and the Maratha Empire. If we look at the records, all of these battles played an important role in shaping the history of India. For more information about this battle, you can visit the Panipat Museum and the Kabul Shah built by the Babur mosque.


Battle of Plassey, Palashi

The Battle of Plasi took place in 1757, after which the town of Plasi (formerly known as Palasi) gained historical importance. This also marked the beginning of the British Empire in India. The war between the British army led by Robert Clive and Nawab Siraj UdDaula in Bangladesh had important consequences. Nawab of Bangladesh lost the battle due to betrayal, and the rest is history. To learn more about the Battle of Plasi, visit the Palasi Monument built to commemorate the brave heart.


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Battle of Kohima, Kohima

This battle took place in 1944, during World War II. The Japanese and Indian forces fought in three stages under the leadership of the British commander. The result of this battle was in favor of India, and it managed to prevent another foreign invader from entering the country. In Kohima, visit the Kohima State Museum and the Kohima War Cemetery to learn more about logistics and war-related politics.


Battle of Haldighati, Haldi Ghati Road

Haldighati is located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. This area was established in the battle between Mughal Emperor Akbar and Rajput ruler Mahalana Pratap and Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1576. famous. Although Maharana Pratap lost the battle, the Mughal could not catch him. To learn more about the battle, you can visit the Haldigati Museum in Udaipur, which is open to tourists every day.


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