The majestic 42 m high India Gate stands at Rajpath, at the backdrop of
plush green lawns. History of India Gate was designed and built by Lutyens in the
memory of 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I. It was originally
named All India War Memorial and have inscription of names of the soldiers
who died. Lord Irwin, the Viceroy dedicated the monument 10 years later to
the nation. The main attraction of the place is the Amar Jawan Jyoti that
was lit in 1971 to honor the martyrs.
The entire edifice stands on the base of Bharatpur stone. The impressive
structure is surrounded by lush green lawns. It is one of the popular picnic
spot during winters and equally popular during summer evenings, when the
nearby fountains are lit up with colored lights. While on your Delhi tour, a visit to India Gate is a must and every part of itinerary.
On the Rajpath Road, close to Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Rajpath road cuts the
India Gate lawns and the starting point is called as Vijay Chowk.