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India Gate

India Gate Delhi,India
India Gate Delhi,India

India Gate is a famous historical monument. It is situated in the heart of Delhi. India Gate  is a major tourist attraction in Delhi. It is one of the most famous picnic spot in Delhi. The India gate illuminated every evening with color full floodlit. India Gate is surrounded by lush green lawns and water bodies. India Gate stands at one end of Rajpath.

About India Gate:

  • “The India Gate” is a War Memorial.
  • India Gate is one of the biggest memorials of war in India.
  • Foundation of India Gate was conducted by “Duke of Connaught” on 10th February 1921.
  • It took approximately 10 years to complete the construction work.
  • The India Gate was unveiled  in 1931.
  • It was designed by “Sir Edwin Lutyens”.
  • Sir Edwin Lutyens” was the chief architect of Delhi in those times.
  • The India Gate design is inspired from “Arc de Triomphe” of Paris.
Night View of The India Gate, Delhi India
Night View of  The India Gate, Delhi (India)
  • India Gate is  42-meter tall.
  • It stands on a low base of red Bharatpur stone and rises in stages to a huge molding.
  • Its diameter is about 625 metres, covers approximately 306,000m² in area.
  • India Gate design is Free From religious and culturally specific iconography (like Cross, Moon, Om etc)
Republic Day Parade on 26th January on Rajpath delhi
 Republic Day Parade on 26th January
  • It took approximately 10 years for India gate to finish its construction.
  • It is made of sandstone and Granite.
  • Before the independence there were some British statues in front of the India gate. After the independence they were moved to Coronation Park.
  • India Gate is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the undivided Indian Army.
  • The walls of India Gate have been inscribed with the names of the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan Wars.
  • India Gate serves as the venue of the Republic Day parade, which takes place on 26th January every year.

Amar Jawan Jyoti

Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate Delhi
Amar Jawan Jyoti Delhi
  • Amar Jawan Jyoti is located beside The India Gate.
  • Amar Jawan Jyoti was ignited by Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi on 26th January 1972.
  • Amar Jawan Jyoti  flame burns day and night, to remind  Indian soldiers who died in the Indo-Pakistan War of  December 1971.
  • The shrine is made of black marble cenotaph with a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier’s helmet.
  • It is customary for the President and the Prime Minister and visiting Guests of State, to pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti, on occasions of State ceremonies.

How & When to reach “The India Gate”

Location
Near Rajpath, New Delhi
Metro Station
Pragati Maidan and Kendriya Terminal
Nearest Railway Station 
New Delhi Railway Station
Nearest International Airport 
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Visit timing
Morning to Night
Entry Fee
Free
Days to Visit
every day, throughout the day
Best Time to Visit 
7.00 pm -9.30 pm
Photography Charges
Nil

The Famous places Near Jantar Mantar are:

Rashtrapati Bhavan
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
Humayun Tomb
Source : Wikipedia
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