5 June 2014

India Gate, Delhi - A Photo Essay

India Gate, originally called All India War Memorial, commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during World War I. The structure is 42m high and resembles Arc-de-Triomphe of France. The memorial has the names of British and Indian soldiers killed in Northwestern Frontier in Afghan war of 1919.
India Gate
The foundation stone of the monument was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 designed by Edwin Lutyens and dedicated to nation 10 years later by Lord Irwin.
India Gate
India Gate
Amar Jawan Jyoti was added after India got independence. The flame under the arch reminds of the soldiers who laid their lives in Indo-Pak War of December 1971.
India Gate
India Gate
India Gate
India Gate
India Gate
Travel Info:
India Gate is near Rajpath, Delhi. Nearest Metro Station, Pragati Maidan.
Entry Free, open all days morning to night.
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14 comments:

  1. Nice captures and some good information. Thanks.


    Pixellicious Photos

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  2. Very beautiful photos of India for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend.

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  3. Interesting pics and info -- I did not know Indian soldiers fought for the British during WWI.

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  4. Really it is wonderful share about the India Gate...

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  5. Nice picture and nice commentary.

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  6. I have a very patriotic heart and this place gives me goosebumps. It is the one place I always visit when I’m in Delhi. It represents the life of soldiers and their sacrifices. Every Indian should visit this place atleast once and pay their homage.

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  7. Good to hear from you Anup. True, every Indian should visit this place atleast once in a life time. Thank you for dropping in..

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  8. Nice photos and informative blog post. Keep writing...India Gate is such a beautiful place of Delhi...

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