Vijay Chowk, New Delhi

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Rajpath is a ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi, India, that runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to National Stadium, Delhi. The avenue is lined on both sides by huge lawns, canals and rows of trees. Considered to be one of the most important roads in India, it is where the annual Republic Day parade takes place on 26 January. Janpath crosses the road. Rajpath runs in east-west direction. Roads from Connaught Place, the financial centre of Delhi, run into Rajpath from north.After climbing Raisina Hill, Rajpath is flanked by the North and South Blocks of the Secretariat Building. Finally it ends at the gates of Rashtrapati Bhavan. At Vijay Chowk it crosses Sansad Marg, and the Parliament House of India can be seen to the right when coming from the India Gate.It is also used for the funeral processions of key political leaders of India. The opening scene of the movie Gandhi starts at Rajpath.HistoryThe city plan of New Delhi was made by the British architect Edwin Lutyens. Rajpath was of central importance to the plan. Lutyens wanted a panoramic view of the city of Delhi from the Viceroy’s palace. The view from Raisina Hill runs unhindered across Rajpath and India Gate and is obstructed only by the National Stadium.
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  • June 29, 2017
    It is the place where beating retreat ceremony held every year on 29th January.It is the most important place during Republic Day celebration. It is near to the Central Secretariat.It is a well mainta...  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    Its a wide crossing from where you can see Raisina Hill, North & South Block and Parliament House. Beating the Retreat Parade happens on 29 Jan every year.  more »
  • June 17, 2017
    Come Republic Day and Vijay Chowk becomes the most important place to be in on 29th January every year. On a normal day Vijay Chowk is an intersection between North and South Block and India Gate but ...  more »

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