India Gate in Delhi

Delhi's pride, India Gate!

Delhi's pride, India Gate! | Photo credit: Simranjit Singh Puri

India Gate Overview

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Synonymous with New Delhi and situated in the heart of the city, India Gate is one of the most popular monuments in the city. The foundation stone of India Gate was laid in 1920 and the structure was unveiled in 1933. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, India Gate was dedicated to all the Indian soldiers of the British Army who died in World War I. Another memorial, the Amar Jawan Jyoti was added later and was dedicated to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.

The India Gate is flanked by lush green lawns, which are a popular picnic spot, especially during winter afternoons and summer evenings. The wide roads surrounding the India Gate are also frequented by morning and evening walkers. There is also a small pond nearby where one can enjoy boating as well. At nightfall India Gate is beautifully lit up, including the surrounding fountains and makes for a beautiful sight.

  • Opening Closing Time The monument is open to visitors 24 hours a day, but after dark the area surrounding the main monument is cordoned off to visitors.

  • For Kids

    Children will especially love running around and playing in the open lawns surrounding the India Gate.
  • Movie Connect

    A scene from popular Bollywood film, Rang De Basanti was shot near the India Gate.
  • Entrance Fee Entry is free and open to all

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