Located right in the heart of the city, the India Gate is one of the prominent landmarks in New Delhi that stands tall as the national monument of India. Situated on the Raj Path in New Delhi, India gate is 42 meter tall gate that is regarded as All India War Memorial. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
The historic monument was constructed in 1931. Edwin Lutyens had started designing the India Gate to pay homage to the Indian Soldiers who lost their lives in the World War I and the Afghan War. Children Park, lush greenery and the boating clubs are some of the things that are considered as an ideal place for the evening out.
Close to the gate is an empty canopy that used to hold a statue of George V, currently removed to Coronation Park. India Gate is approximately few minutes from the Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Following India’s independence, the India Gate became the site of the Indian Army’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as Amar Jawan Jyoti (“the flame of the immortal soldier”).
Today it attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. The India Gate has also witnessed anti-graft march, candle march and several public demonstrations.
Location:- Near Rajpath,New Delhi