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India Gate, New Delhi
Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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It truly represents a gate to India as it is named. It faces the Rastrapati Bhavan (President's place) and is approximately 2 kms from the Bhavan. It is a good place for photography and suitable for b... read more »
I came upon this monument designed by Sir Edward Lutyens with surprise. It was Mahatma Ghanhi Jayanti Day and crowds were gathered walking en masse towards the India Gate. I decided to jump out of my ... read more »
Its simply a big size gate like gate way of India in Mumbai. You can do photography here. Lots of chat, papdi, gol-guppa, ice creams and many more spice items are available here. Toy bikes and cars ar... read more »
The gate was built in 1931. The height of this is about 42meters (130ft.). It's also known as " The war memorial ". I just loved this place. The view of this gate at night/evening with colorful lights is just awesome. This is the pride of our nation. One small tip for visitor is that don't visit there in rainy season cause there is no shed nearby.
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 monument is open to visitors 24 hours a day,but after dark the area surrounding the main monument is cordoned off to visitors. 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 light up, including the surrounding fountains and makes for a beautiful sight. you can easily reach here by metro or autorickshaw. Entry is free and open to all, but parking charge is 10 rupee for motorbike and 20 for car on hours basis.
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