India Gate

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    Location: Kartavya Path, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hour

    India gate is an amazing complex. Each monument tells a different story from the forgotten chapter of Delhi’s story. India Gate is one of them. It is an amazing instance of architectural excellence in the city and is a war memorial situated in the Rajpath area, Delhi. This gate bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers, who were killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. If you are in Delhi, do visit it


    People Spending time in India GateActually, it is one of the attractions of the town. People from many places come to visit it. Its archeological structure is amazing. This complex is Surrounded by lush green and well-maintained gardens. This complex is a favorite spot among Delhiites, the locals of Delhi enjoy their summer evenings and Sunday picnics here with families and friends. If you are in Delhi, come and visit this one.


    This excellent structure was constructed by the Imperial War Graves Commission. It was established in 1917 Because of to build war memories and graves for soldiers who lose their lives in the First World War. This memorial was designed by a famous English architect whose name is Sir Edwin Lutyens. Besides its foundation was laid by the Duke of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria, on 10 February 1921., on February 12, 1931, after 10 long years, Viceroy Lord Irwin decided to dedicate this amazing structure to the nation and its future generations.Historical Places in India Gate And then the names of over 13,000 soldiers, who lost their lives during the war are also inscribed on the memorial.

    A new structure was added to the India Gate in 1972,

    To the honor of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. It is known as Amar Jawan Jyoti (it means the Flame of the Immortal Soldier), and this was introduced by Indira Gandhi, who was the then PM of India.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The view of This complex is excellent. The designer of This complex is Edwin Lutyens, he was a leading war memorial architect and was also a member of IWGC. He built it as a secular memorial free of any religious association. He wanted the monument to be a classical one, so refused to incorporate any Asian motifs. The architectural style of India Gate is that of a triumphal arch. Often it is compared with the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Mumbai.

    Its structure consists of a black marble plinth with a reversed rifle and is capped by a war helmet bounded by four eternal flames.

    Opening Hours

    Opens of 24 hours.

    Entry & Others Fees

    Free of cost

    How to Reach

    By Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport to the place. It is the easiest way to go.

    By Rail: Nizamuddin railway station is the nearest to the place.

    By Road: in new Delhi city bus services are so good and the people of the city use bus services for travel within the city. You can also hire private transport like a taxi or cab and easily reach there.

    Tips for Travellers

    Take a small bag Where you can carry all the important things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, it is allowed.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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