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India Gate, New Delhi
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Standing astride the capital's grandest ceremonial road, India Gate pays tribute to the soldiers of the colonial Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for Britain in World War I. In the heart of the capital's main governmental district, the triumphal arch-style gate rises to a height of 42 m (138 ft) over the road below. Wander around the base of the gate to see the imposing stone structure up close, and be sure to look up at the cornices to see the inscriptions dedicated to more than 82,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere between 1914 and 1919. Don't miss seeing the small memorial beneath the gate's archway, a flame dedicated to the unknown soldier. Add India Gate and other attractions to your New Delhi trip itinerary using our New Delhi vacation planner.
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  • Visited as part of a G Adventures tour. Expect to spend maybe an hour here. It's work the trip. The guide itself is huge. We were lucky to be there when the Indian military was doing a ceremony within...  more »
  • monumental views of Delhim between the long road that runs from the india gate to the House of the President,
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  • The Paris style arc de triumph, sunset, millions of locals celebrating with foods, picnics, sellers of anything you can think about. Very colorful, full of joy and happiness 
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  • Great place for morning walk and late evening walks. Good hawkers seeking food and toys, lovely clean well maintained place, good police presence, lovely part of Indian history
  • Always like to go there, for myself there is good photo opportunities. And ambiance around id good. I am very disappointed when it's closed for general public and no parking. Now parking is there. With plenty of stress food.
  • Well it's india gate..You feel amazing when u r close to such kind of historical monuments. The only problem is with the people as even we want clean india but still not ready to put garbage in the dustbin provided all around the place. So cleanliness was a bit minus but cud b ignored for the beauty of the place.
  • The gate area was very clean and neat. There were several hawkers but it was fine. All vendors tend to stay by the roads that are connected to the Gate's circular roadway but the roadway itself is clean. I was able to see a salute taking place with some sort of politician arriving as well. The monument itself is very good and worth looking at, similar to how people go to see the Washington monument.
  • Established 10 February 1921, Synonymous with New Delhi and situated in the heart of the city, India Gate is one of the most popular monuments in the city. The foundation stone of India Gate was laid in 1920 and the structure was unveiled in 1933. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, India Gate was dedicated to all the Indian soldiers of the British Army who died in World War I. Another memorial, the Amar Jawan Jyoti was added later and was dedicated to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.  The India Gate is flanked by lush green lawns, which are a popular picnic spot, especially during winter afternoons and summer evenings. The wide roads surrounding the India Gate are also frequented by morning and evening walkers. There is also a small pond nearby where one can enjoy boating as well. At nightfall India Gate is beautifully lit up, including the surrounding fountains and makes for a beautiful sight.