Planning for Delhi tours? If yes, then make sure that you cover all the popular attractions of Delhi, including India Gate. Yes! India Gate, a national monument of India is an incredible place to explore. Positioned in the hub of New Delhi, the mind behind this monument is Sir Edwin Lutyens. Further, India Gate which was built in the year 1931 was inspired by the most famous monument of paris, Arc de Triomphe. The monument was created by celebrated Jean Chalgrin in the year 1806.
The famous landmark in Delhi, India Gate is initially known as All India War Memorial, and commemorates approximately 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army, who died, struggling for the Indian Empire, to be precise, the British Raj in World War I as well as the Third Anglo-Afghan War. India Gate is primed of red and pale sand stone as well as granite.
Initially, a sculpture of King George V had placed beneath the now-empty canopy, facing India Gate. The sculpture was later taken to Coronation Park with some other sculptures. After India got independence, India Gate turns into the place of Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, recognized as Amar Jawan Jyoti.
Lightening in a shrine under the marvelous monument, the Amar Jawan Jyoti signifies the flame of the immortal soldiers. Well! The shrine includes a black marble cenotaph and a rifle sited on its barrel. Also, each front of cenotaph has emblazoned in gold the words saying "Amar Jawan". It’s really a beautiful view; one should definitely visit the place. You will certainly get spell bound, seeing the beauty of the amazing monument.
The 42-metre tall monument is positioned in such a manner that several essential roads stretch out from it. Vehicles are allowed to pass through India Gate until the roads gets blocked to the public due to some terrorist threats. The lawns covering Rajpath gets crowded at noon, when the India Gate is brighten up. There are many street food sellers found near India Gate, at night. Also, the place has become a popular picnic spot for families.
You would be interested to know that the known Republic Day Parade begins from Rashtrapati Bhavan and ends at Red Fort passing India Gate in between. So, India Gate enjoys a great historical importance in India. If you wish to catch this incredible monument, then pack your bags and book yourself to India tours. We wish you a happy travel