Tourist Places

India Gate

Location
Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi,
Pincode
110001
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India Gate is a war memorial located on the eastern side of Rajpath, formerly called Kingsway. India Gate was designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1921. Its 42 meter high.

The India Gate is flanked by lush green lawns. Its a popular tourist place and a picnic spot to visit with family during summer evenings and winter afternoons.


The memorial was built as a tribute to Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. The name of more than 13,300 including Indian and British soldiers killed in the Third Anglo-Afghan War are inscribed on the gate.


Since 1971, after the Bangladesh Liberation War, Amar Jawan Jyoti or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier has been burning under the shrine of the India Gate. This eternal flame honours every unknown soldier who sacrificed his life in the war.

Next to the flame yo will find a pedestal that comprises a rifle placed on its barrel and this rifle is crested be a soldier's helmet.

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