India Gate Delhi

From: India Travel GuideDelhi Travel Guide

See also: National Zoological ParkJama Masjid

India Gate, Delhi
This magnificent war memorial monument stands around 42 meters in height and pays tribute to the many Indian soldiers who lost their lives during World War 1 when fighting so bravely for the British Army.

The monument was designed by Edwin Lutyens and work began on it in 1921 when the first foundation stone was laid by the Duke of Connaught. The monument was dedicated to the country in 1931 by Lord Irwin who was the Viceroy at the time.

It was after India became Independent a second memorial was added to the monument called the Amar Jawan Jyoti, this memorial contains an eternal flame which burns day and night as a sign of great respect to all the fallen soldiers who fought in the India-Pakistan War of 1971.

During the evening the India Gate Monument is wonderfully lit up and it is a great time to visit and enjoy the splendor of these special monuments, surrounding gardens and fountains.

Attraction Location Guide
The India Gate Monument is situated in New Delhi approximately 3 kilometers from Connaught Place.