India Gate is situated at the Raj Path of New Delhi. India Gate was built by Edwin Lutyens to give honor to the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afgan War. If you have a closer look at the walls of India Gate you would notice the names of 90,000 soldiers who died during the World War I, the Afgan War and the North-West Frontier operations. This massive structure was finally finished in the year 1931. India Gate was originally called the All India War Memorial.
Amar Jawan Jyoti was built later on to commemorate the soldiers who died during the war against Pakistan in the year 1971 and ever since there is a burning “Amar Jawan Jyoti”, called as the flame of immortal warriors.
The shrine is made up of a black marble and on the top of the shire there is a rifle with a soldier’s cap placed on its top. This commemorative is positioned on the structure having inscription of “Amar Jawan” on all the four sides. India Gate is a 42 meter tall structure with splendid gardens and fountains surrounding it. There is a circular of road encircling India Gate with many diversions to important roads.
The night view of India Gate appears very regal with children and families enjoying the evening. There exists a lawn along the stretch of the Rajpath and people love the aura of this place so much that their weekend is incomplete without a visit to India Gate.
An evening during the summer season is the ideal time to enjoy the surroundings of India Gate. During winter season, lawns around India Gate and Rajpath are hot favorites for a picnic spot and one can see children making merry at this place on weekends.
There is no doubt about the fact that surroundings in and around India Gate are full of enjoyment, mirth, and voices of children, rejoicing in the lawns. The Fruit Chaats (mixture of fruits), Ice-creams, Bhelpuri (spicy snack), potato chips and cold drinks can be obtained and eaten at any point through the long walk along the Janpath, near India Gate.
How to Reach India Gate
One can board DTC and private buses from any location within Delhi. Buses to India Gate can be taken from the Inter State Bus Service or the ISBT.
By auto or cabs from anywhere in Delhi
There are frequent buses from Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal
One can find buses for India Gate at Connaught Place
Metro Rail Service can be used to reach India Gate. The nearest metro station to India Gate is Central Secretariat.
Tours and travel operators would take you to India Gate under their tourist package.