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Rajpath, which means the "King's Way:, is a ceremonial avenue that is located in the heart of New Delhi, the capital state of India. Rajpath runs from the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill on one end to the National Stadium on the other end and passes through Vijay Chowk and India Gate. Also popularly referred to as 'The Royal Road', Rajpath is surrounded by beautiful and lush green gardens, rows of trees and canals on both sides. It was constructed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who was instrumental in designing and building New Delhi and was the main architect of numerous monuments including the India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Rajpath was built to provide an unhindered view of Delhi, as Lutyens wanted to have a panoramic sight from the Viceroy's palace.
Rajpath is undoubtedly one of the most important roads that New Delhi houses and is also the yearly site for the Republic Day Parade that takes place on 26 January. The Republic Day Parade showcases a vast display of Indian arms and ammunition, as well as other sophisticated weaponry on hold for the security of the country. At the same time, the rich and distinct culture of the nation is presented to the millions of onlookers who throng either side of the Rajpath.
It is bordered by the North and South Blocks of the Secretariat Building on its either sides. The long lanes have trees running and the gardens located around Rajpath make the area more colourful. The entire area is well maintained and is home to delegates.
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