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India Gate - Pride of India...

India Gate, situated on the Raj Path in New Delhi, India. It is one of the most beautiful architectural spectacle in the heart of delhi built in the memory of martyrs who fought during world war. It is a tribute to 90,000 Indian soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. I got a chance to visit this place when I was in Delhi to meet my relatives. I planned with my cousin to visit this place. It was sunday and believe me this place was very crowded because people go there with their family and friends to spend their free time. Children were running around and playing in the open lawns surrounding the India Gate. At the time of sunset it looks beautiful. It also has a garden.

We preferred to visit this place in evening to avoid sun. Many people comes here in the morning for walk and jog. When I visited this place I felt proud while saluting the 3 flags of Navy, Army and Air force. View at India Gate is very much patriotic and really proud to be an Indian. There is a flame also that burns day and night in remembrance of the lost lives. The India Gate reaches up to a height of 42 mtrs and stands tall in the heart of the city with an arched structure. The monument is built with light brown Bharatpur stones. A beautiful green garden add beauty to India Gate. There is also a small pond nearby where one can enjoy boating as well. At nightfall India Gate is beautifully lit up, including the surrounding fountains and makes for a beautiful sight.

History

The foundation stone of India Gate was laid down by the Duke of Connaught in the year 1921 and was designed by the famous British architect, Edward Lutyens in memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Afghan War of the late 19th century. It was Lord Irwin who dedicated India Gate to the nation in 1931. In the 1970s the government of India added a memorial to India's unknown soldier, the Amar Jawan Jyoti, beneath the arch. It has huge sentimental value to Indians.

How to Reach

Local buses and taxis are available from all major points within the city to reach India Gate. The nearest metro station to India Gate is Central Secretariat Metro Station on the yellow and violet line, from there one can take an auto or walk down the Rajpath. As parking is not allowed near to the India Gate because of some security reasons, so better take a rickshaw or walk to reach close to this place.