India Gate - Location, Timings, Entry Fees | Best Places In Delhi

As I always said that, If in Delhi you can’t miss visiting the famous India Gate in Delhi. It is one of the most famous tourist destination in India.

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Basically, India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway.

If you are Visiting India Gate, you can easily cover Parliament House which is situated on the same road just few 100 meters away from India Gate. Also Cannought Place – One of the oldest market in Delhi, is also very near to this place.

India Gate was built in the memorial of 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

In 1971, Amar Jawan Jyoti, or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier which always keep burning is  also installed here. Amar Jawan Jyoti is a small simple structure, consisting of a black marble plinth, with a reversed rifle, capped by a war helmet, bounded by four eternal flames, was built beneath the soaring Memorial Archway.

The base of India Gate is made up of red Bharatpur stone and rises in stages to a huge molding. The India Gate hexagon complex, with a diameter of about 625 meters, covers approximately 306,000 m² in the area.

The best time to visit India Gate is amid summers. Generally, people prefer visiting the place after sunset or at night so as to view the illuminated India Gate and enjoying with the flock of locals at this time.

Also, If you are visiting with friends then prefer to visit at evening time and stay until late night as in night the beauty of India Gate is more adorable than daylight.

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