Timings : All time
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Where to Park :
Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat
Foundation Stone : Laid Down: 1921
Unveiled On: 1931
Unveiled By: Indian Viceroy Lord Irwin
Amar Jyoti Jawan : Built-In: 1971
When: Post- Bangladesh Liberation War
Symbolises: the eternal, immortal soldiers of India
The All India War Memorial, popularly known as the India Gate, is located along the Rajpath in New Delhi. The imposing structure of India Gate is an awe-inspiring sight and is often compared to the Arch de Triomphe in France, the Gateway of India in Mumbai and the Arch of Constantine in Rome. This 42-meter tall historical structure was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and is one of the largest war memorials in the country. India Gate is also famous for hosting the Republic Day Parade every year.
Dedicated to 82,000 Indian and British soldiers who died during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War, this monument has the names of 13,300 servicemen inscribed on its surface. The premises of India Gate also houses the Amar Jawan Jyoti, which is a kindled structure right underneath the archway. Owing to its rich historical background and astonishing architecture, India Gate has become one of the most popular picnic spots in the city.
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