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India Gate - India Gate is actually a war memorial built in the memory of soldiers who sacrificed their life in World War I. India Gate Delhi, a world heritage site is all embellished with lush green lawns and rows of flowers, a perfect place for a hault. A place you should not miss.


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India Gate

India Gate

India Gate Delhi - All India War Memorial


India Gate is constructed as a memorial and was built in the memory of 90,00 soldiers who laid down their lives during World war I. Located at Rajpath, India Gate Delhi is 42 m high and is a popular relaxation area during the summer evenings. This monument also acts as popular picnic spot during winter. Also known as the All India War Memorial or the Gate of India, India Gate was designed and constructed by Lutyens. He is same architect who designed government buildings in New Delhi.


About India Gate - The Architectural Marvel.


A tour of Lutyens’ Delhi just has to kick off with the stately India Gate at the east end of the broad Janpath (earlier Kingsway) that leads to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Another additional 13,516 names engraved on the arch and foundations form a separate memorial to the British and Indian soldiers killed on the North-West Frontier in the Afghan War of 1919.


India Gate History

The foundation stone was laid by HRH the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and the monument was dedicated to the nation 10 years later by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin. Another memorial, Amar Jawan Jyoti was added much later after India had said goodbye to its imperial rulers. It is in the form of a flame that burns day and night under the arch to remind the nation of soldiers who perished in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971.


The entire arch stands on a low base of red Bharatpur stone and rises in stages to a huge cornice, beneath which are inscribed Imperial suns. Above on both sides is inscribed INDIA, flanked by MCM and to the right, XIX. The shallow domed bowl at the top was intended to be filled with burning oil on anniversaries but this is rarely done.



India Gate Delhi Information

Location: New Delhi

Famous As: All India War Memorial

Designed By: Edwin Lutyens In 1921

Height: 42m

Admission fee: There is no admission fee

Best time to visit: In evening after sunset between 7pm to 9 pm



¤ The Breathtaking View of India Gate New Delhi

Nowadays, if you drive down the smooth wide expanse of Rajpath on a midsummer night, you might be excused for assuming that a huge glittering carnival is in progress at India Gate. The entire boulevard up to the monument is lined with cars, scooters, and motorcycles and what-have-you. In fact all of Delhi seems to have converged to the emerald lawns of India Gate. The air is thick with chatter, laughter and the cries of assorted vendors peddling their wares. You can snack on anything from fruit chaat (fruit salad with hot, spicy dressing), through bhelpuri (a snack of puffed rice, spices and hot, sweet and sour chutney), chana jor garam (spicy chickpeas), dal ka pakodas (fried lentil-flour dumplings), potato chips to ice cream, candy floss and aerated drinks.


¤ India Gate - A Perfect Place for A Halt


Most of the revellers come equipped with balls, Frisbees or just a pack of playing cards. But India Gate has lots to offer in the name of entertainment. You can watch monkeys perform, enjoy a camel ride, blow soap bubbles all over the lawns, play with balloons and even get your insides turned inside out on a ferris wheel.


But if you ask us, the best thing to do is to loll on the cool lawns, lick a bar of ice candy and watch the floodlit arch and the fountains nearby that seem magically lit up with coloured lights.



A walk from Connaught Place to India Gate is pleasurable.

India Gate Delhi Information

Location :
New Delhi
Famous As :
All India War Memorial
Designed By :
Edwin Lutyens In 1921
Height :
42m

¤ The Breathtaking View of India Gate New Delhi

Nowadays, if you drive down the smooth wide expanse of Rajpath on a midsummer night, you might be excused for assuming that a huge glittering carnival is in progress at India Gate. The entire boulevard up to the monument is lined with cars, scooters, motorcycles and what-have-you. In fact all of Delhi seems to have converged to the emerald lawns of India Gate. The air is thick with chatter, laughter and the cries of assorted vendors peddling their wares. You can snack on anything from fruit chaat (fruit salad with hot, spicy dressing), through bhelpuri (a snack of puffed rice, spices and hot, sweet and sour chutney), chana jor garam (spicy chickpeas), dal ka pakodas (fried lentil-flour dumplings), potato chips to ice cream, candy floss and aerated drinks.

¤ India Gate - A Perfect Place For A Halt

Most of the revellers come equipped with balls, Frisbees or just a pack of playing cards. But India Gate has lots to offer in the name of entertainment. You can watch monkeys perform, enjoy a camel ride, blow soap bubbles all over the lawns, play with balloons and even get your insides turned inside out on a ferris wheel.

But if you ask us, the best thing to do is to loll on the cool lawns, lick a bar of ice candy and watch the floodlit arch and the fountains nearby that seem magically lit up with coloured lights.






Major Tour Packages To India Gate
India Heritage Tours (9 Nights / 10 Days)
The Northern Ecstacy ( 8 Nights / 9 Days )
Golden Triangle Package Tour (7 Nights / 8 Days )



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