As the title suggests, the India Gate is a very famous tourist attraction in Delhi. The iconic monument stands tall for many decades. The 42-meter-high monument is situated towards the Eastern side of Rajpath. The India Gate is of great value in the history of the country. If you love a bit of history then I would recommend visiting the monument. I can say it easily one of the top tourist places in Delhi.
The India Gate is always crowded mostly in the evenings and on weekends. It is an amazing place for family outings with surrounding gardens, fountains, and acres of space to play around. You can also go boating and it will cost you around 50 INR per person for a 15-minute ride.
Ticket Cost – Free
Timings – Open all Days
Duration – 1 hour would be good enough to spend here.
Best Time to Visit – November to February.
Delhi has many historical monuments and is of great religious importance to the nation. Delhi offers many experiences that will make you want to visit once in your lifetime.
India Gate’s Architecture
The Important monument of the city was built in the year 1921. It was built in the memorial of 80,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during world war l.
The monument was designed by renowned architect Edwin Lutyens. India gate was formerly known as ‘All India War Memorial’. The India Gate is known to have a similar appearance to that of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
The names of more than 70000 soldiers are inscribed on the walls of this prestigious monument. There is a doomed bowl that is filled with burning oil and is lit on special occasions.
Another such memorial is known as the ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ which was added after independence is at the base of the monument. The flame is lit for eternity as a commemoration for soldiers who sacrificed their lives for this nation.
How to Reach India Gate?
Delhi is well connected to major cities in India. You can visit the India Gate by local transport. You can also choose to travel by the metro. The nearest metro station to the India gate is Barakhamba road metro station on the blue line. It will take you 15 minutes to reach your destination.
Other Important places to visit in Delhi
1 – Humayun’s Tomb
2- Red Fort
4 – Purana Qila
5 – Qutub Minar
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