Delhi - Capital of India
India gate situated on the eastern side of Rajpath salutes the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War I. The India Gate permits the tourists to retrace the bravado of the Indian soldiers. The monument is now a major tourist spot in Delhi and a common picnic site for tourists and residents.
The India gate was structured and designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1921.The foundation stone was laid by His Royal Highness - The Duke of Connaught. The India Gate was built to commemorate the British and Indian soldiers who died in the First World War and hundreds of soldiers who lost their lives in the Northwest Frontier, the Afghan war of 1919 and the Indo-Pak war in 1971.
The India Gate reaches up to a height of 42mtrs and stands tall in the heart of the city with an arched structure. It is boasted that the India Gate is similar in structural elegance to the counterpart in Paris. The monument is built with light brown Bharatpur stones. An added memorial- Amar Jawan Jyoti was introduced in 1971 after the Indo-Pak war in the memory of the many deceased Indian soldiers. A flame burns day and night in remembrance of the lost lives.