India Gate - All India War Memorial
Popular Monument among Indian and International Tourists
India Gate, designed by the famous architect, Edwin Lutyens, is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It was built in commemoration of those 90,000 soldiers who lost their lives during World War I.
It is located at Rajpath, Delhi, India and is 42 mt high. It was earlier called as ‘All India War Memorial’. India Gate is made of red sandstone and granite, and on the top of its arch, ‘INDIA’ is written on both the sides. Names of all those soldiers who lost their lives during the war are inscribed on the walls of the monument. At the base of the India Gate there is another memorial, the ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’, in memory of the unknown soldiers who lost their lives to serve the nation. Every year on Republic Day, i.e. 26th January, the Indian Prime Minister pays homage to the soldiers before joining the annual parade at the Rajpath.
India Gate today acts as a popular picnic spot for most of the domestic and international tourists. India Gate offers a variety of entertainment. You can spend your time by just relaxing, or taking a boat ride, watching monkey performance, riding a camel, and by tasting some delicious Indian snacks ranging from chaat and pakoras to ice-cream and kulfis.
Best Time to visit India Gate
Indian Gate is a popular spot for relaxation and picnic during the summer evenings, sunny winter days and people also enjoy walking on rainy days.
How to reach India Gate
India Gate is well connected with the New Delhi Railway Station, and the nearest Metro Station is Pragati Maidan. The nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is at a distance of only 20 Kms.
To see the nearby places of attraction, visit Delhi.
To see other famous Indian monuments, check out Monuments in India.