India Gate, Delhi, India

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About India Gate

The India Gate is a war memorial of 82000 soldiers who died during 1914 - 1921 in the First World War in France and is located in New Delhi.

India Gate Delhi is one of the most well-known monuments. India Gate's foundation stone was laid in 1920, and the structure was unveiled in 1933. The height of the India Gate is 42m (134.4ft) tall and 9.1m wide. India Gate, designed by Edwin Lutyens, was dedicated to all Indian soldiers of the British Army who died in World War I. Another memorial, the Amar Jawan Jyoti, was added later and was dedicated to soldiers who died in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.

The India Gate is flanked by lush green lawns, which are a popular picnic spot, especially in the afternoons and evenings of winter and summer. Morning and evening walkers also use the wide roads surrounding India Gate. There is also a small pond nearby where boating can be enjoyed.

 

How to reach India Gate

By Air

The nearest airport to India Gate Delhi is IGI. It is only 12.6 kilometres.

By Train 

The nearest railway station to India Gate in New Delhi. It is only 5.7 kilometres away.

By Metro 

The nearest metro station to India Gate is Central Secretariat, and the nearest railway station is Central Secretariat. It is only 2 kilometres away.

By Road 

The nearest bus stop to India Gate is Baroda House. It is only 2.9 kilometres away.

 

Things to do in India Gate

1. Morning walk

Immersing yourself in the magnificent layout of the structure and the surrounding area is a wonderful way to start the day. Early morning walks on Rajpath, where India Gate is located, are popular among tourists, seniors, and joggers.

2. Enjoy a picnic

India Gate Delhi is not only a morning destination, but it is also a place where people come to spend quality time with their sweethearts or families and have picnics.

3. Attend the Light Show

Every night at night, India Gate gleams with a magnificent light show adorned by the flow of water in fountains planted nearby. This makes for an unforgettable sight and eye candy.

4. Do photographs

India Gate Delhi attracts a large crowd of history buffs and architecture fans due to its structure, which also serves as a popular scenic destination.

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