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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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  • A calm and serene Delhi can be visualised from this place. Originally a partof Kingsway, now renamed as Rajpath area. If ine wish to have a morning walk or jogging or a night walk, in Delhi, this plac...  more »
  • This place reaches its glory during Republic Day celebrations, which becomes a centre for attraction. The best part is the Beating the Retreat parade, which showcase bands from services as well as Cen...  more »
  • This is one of those areas where it's not fantastically busy and is a nice walk from the nearest metro station - and a location where you can see the state houses of senior governmental figures as wel...  more »