India Gate is often touted as the unofficial symbol of Delhi! And when we visited this exemplary war-memorial, we found not even a single reason as to why it should not be regarded as the symbol of Delhi!
Located near CP at Rajpath, it can be reached both by Delhi Metro or DTC buses. While for the bus you’ll have to check the route from where you’re heading, the closest metro from India Gate is Barakhamba Metro Station which lies on Blue Line of Delhi Metro and Central Secretariat Metro station which lies on the violet line of DMRC. Open all through the day and night, you can visit India Gate anytime you like! However, it is best to visit India Gate during the evening, so that you can also get to enjoy the breathtaking night view of India Gate.
India Gate is a war-memorial built in the year 1931. It reminds us of those true Indian Bravehearts who sacrificed their lives during the World War I. Dedicated to 82,000 Indian and British soldiers who died during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War, this monument has the names of 13,300 servicemen inscribed on its surface. The Amar JawanJyoti under the arc of India Gate is yet another interesting thing to see in here. Built in the year 1971 post the Bangladesh Liberation war, this Jyoti is lit up all day and night continuously as a tribute to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their life.
The war-memorial is surrounded by the lush green gardens on all sides where you can sit and enjoy a small picnic or a pot lunch with your friends and family members. There is also a small artificial pond where you can enjoy boating if the weather’s fine. The small street Golgappa stalls or the roasted corn-cobs will satiate your taste buds during your visit to this incredible monument. If you stay till the evening, don’t forget to enjoy one-of-its-kind kala-khattachuski here, though we didn’t stay that long, we’ve heard people say it’s the best you can get in Delhi! So, don’t miss India Gate for anything!
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