Vijay Chowk, New Delhi

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RajpathराजपथRajpath 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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  • One of the iconic places not to miss out when you visit Delhi. Visit @ night coz it’ll give you a good view with the changing of colors of the buildings.  more »
  • Place of great importance, especially in day 29 of January, when is celebrated the day of the Republic, in the remainder of the year is another avenue.
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  • This is the place to visit during Beating Retreat, held every year on 29th Jan after Republic Day celebrations. The show is mesmerising, the decoration is the sight to behold.  more »
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