The India Gate, built in 1931 and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, was inspired by the Arc de Triomphe. It commemorates India's war dead and houses an eternal flame.
Located right in the heart of the city, the India Gate is one of the prominent landmarks in New Delhi that stands tall as the national monument of India. Situated on the Raj Path in New Delhi, India gate is 42 meter tall gate that is regarded as All India War Memorial. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
The best time to visit is between 7 pm and 9:30 pm. During this time, the structure will be illuminated. If you visit in the evening, you can find many street food vendors selling local snacks and delicacies. If you visit in January, you ought to witness the parade that passes through the India Gate on Jan 26th, the Republic day.
1 to 2 hours
Open and Closing Time
The India Gate is open for All days of the week 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Indian National: No Entry fee
Foreign Visitor: No Entry fee
Near By Attraction
Daryaganj Book Bazaar
RAJ GHAT GANDHI MEMORIAL
Hotels available near by India Gate
Distance between New Delhi Railway Station and India Gate is 3.7 miles or 3.2 nautical miles
Distance between New Delhi Metro Station and India Gate is 3.7 miles or 3.2 nautical miles
Distance between Bus Stand and India Gate is 29.2 miles or 25.4 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about the India Gate
Being the National Monumnet of India, the India Gate is also one of the biggest war memorials of the World.
The design of India Gate is similar to that of Arc De Triomphe in Paris. The structure's foundation was laid by Sir Edwin Lutyens who was the chief architect of Delhi then. The structure is 42m high. The whole structure is built in marble and in read and pale sandstones.
Amar Jawan Jyoti was added as another memorial, which is burns day and night under the arch to remind the nation of soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971. It was unveiled on January 26, 1972 by the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It has a black marble cenotaph with a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier's helmet.
The structure is inspired by the 18th century Mahabalipuram pavilion and had statue of King George V until 1947.