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#3 of 1161 Places To Visit in New Delhi
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Near Rajpath, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
contact
+91-11-23365358
entry fee
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No entry fee
timings
All days of the week
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

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Located at the cross-roads of Lutyens’ Delhi, the monument is the nearest to Central Secretariat Metro Station (on the Yellow and Violet Lines). Take an auto from there to reach the place. There are also several local buses that ply towards India Gate, especially those that go towards Patiala House Court.

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about india gate

If you’re flying to Delhi, you can probably spot this architectural beauty, India Gate, through your flight’s window on a clear day, or when it is beautifully lit up during evenings. Originally called All India War Memorial, this is undoubtedly one of the most prominent landmarks in the capital city. The monument commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. The structure is made of red and slightly pale sandstone and granite adding a level of magnificence to the structure.

Originally as a part of the structure, a statue of George V, the then Emperor of India stood under the now vacant canopy in the front side of the monument, but it was later moved to Coronation Park along with a number of other British Raj era statues. After India's independence, 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"). 

The area has a water-stream, an erstwhile boating spot, and sprawling green lawns, ideal for a stroll in the morning or evening. It is also dotted abundantly with ice-cream vendors, hawkers and people who organize camel and elephant rides, making it a favourite spot for Delhiites to go picnicking. India Gate is also renowned for the grand Indian Republic Day Parade, hosted here every year on 26 January. So, if you are planning a trip to Delhi during that time, don't miss visiting this place. 


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India Gate ,beautiful visit
Oct 01 2015
A good experience while in India Gate with Dilip Debnath and his family on Sept 15 at eveningtime. My feelings overwhelmed ,enthusiastic with joy that India Gate remembers the name of that beer senani who did not think of their lives for the cost of ...... read more
"VISIT TO OUR NATIONAL CAPITAL INDIA GATE"
Jun 25 2015
It is one of the best attraction of New Delhi.Lots of People are posing before it as it is a memory to be at the India Gate.One place which is damn crowded till wee hours on every weekend.Magnificent piece of structure reminding of our own freedom fi ...... read more
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