India Gate

India Gate is a war memorial constructed to pay homage to the 90, 000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British during World War I. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, India Gate is a 42 metres high monument located at the end of Rajpath. If you look closely, you can see the names of all the soldiers that have been inscribed all over this beautiful historical monument.

The history of India Gate indicates that while the foundation stone was laid by the Duke of Connaught in 1921, the monument was dedicated to the nation 10 years later by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin. After Independence, another memorial was added along with India Gate. Known as Amar Jawan Jyoti, it is a flame that burns all the time as a reminder of the sacrifice of Indian soldiers who perished in the Indo - Pakistan War of December 1971. The arch of India Gate stands on a low base of red Bharatpur stone which rises in stages to a huge molding where the word INDIA is imprinted and to the right, XIX.

Today, the vast, expansive and extremely well maintained lawns surrounding India Gate are very popular with people looking for a great spot to relax. The ambience is further enhanced by the nearby fountains and pools that are lit up in the night to lend an overall festive look to the surroundings. For kids, there are special attractions in the form of famous boat club and a children's park. It is the most favored place for stroll. Sights of children playing with footballs & balloons and adults enjoying ice creams are pretty common.

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