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Kanika Nevatia Jan 08 2015

Which are the famous monuments around Parade Route in Delhi?

Etti Bali Jan 08 2015
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Here's a lowdown on the monuments around the Parade Route in Delhi. The British Government left an indelible mark on our country in more ways than one. The most prominent way to see the British India is through these erstwhile colonial monuments. With the Republic Day coming up, here’s a little peek into the most glorious part of Delhi.

Rashtrapati Bhavan and Mughal Gardens

Rashtrapati Bhavan is situated on the sprawling Raisina Hills in what is popularly called Lutyens Delhi. The Mughal Gardens are a beautiful blend of Mughal and British landscaping styles. They are open for public viewing only in February-March, during a festival known as the Udyanotsav.

Lit-up for the Republic Day (by Parth Thakkar)


Literally meaning “King’s Way”, Rajpath is a beautiful boulevard where the annual Republic Day Parade takes place. Starting from Rashtrapati Bhavan, it takes you through Vijay Chowk, India Gate before finally culminating at the National Stadium. The sprawling avenue is lined with fountains, canals and trees.

Rajpath (by Lord of the Wings)

North Block and South Block

Flanking the Rashtrapati Bhavan on both sides are the North Block and South Block. The powerhouse of the capital of India, the Secretariat buildings are home to many important ministries. The beautiful monument is adorned with a bell tower and colonnaded balconies. The South Block also houses the Prime Minister’s Office.

North Block (by AkshaySeth20)

India Gate

A list of colonial monuments around the Parade Route in Delhi is incomplete without the mention of India Gate. Built in remembrance of the martyrs of World War I and the Afghan War, it is an iconic monument and the pride of Delhi. The Amar Jawan Jyoti burns bright and is guarded by personnel from all the three forces of the Indian military.

India Gate (by Edmund Gall)

Vijay Chowk

One of the most prominent intersections on the Raisina Hill, Vijay Chowk is a spacious avenue where the Beating Retreat ceremony takes place annually on 29 January. The military ceremony marks the end of the Republic Day celebrations. Sprawling gardens, sparkling fountains and a panoramic view of all the important buildings mark this place.

Vijay Chowk (by Kartikeya Kaul)

Parliament House

A majestic, circular structure, the Parliament House in Delhi incorporated Mughal as well as British architecture. The circular design of the building draws inspiration from the Ashok Chakra. The domed structure has open corridors, Mughal jaalis, colonnades and red and white sandstone exteriors.

(by Appaiah)

The capital city is not just the seat of political power, but also an enchanting vista into the golden past of the British Raj. These colonial monuments around the Parade Route in Delhi stand tall and proud, never losing their majesty.

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