India's True Portal
  • Delhi History
  • Delhi Travel Guide
  • Dilli Haat
  • Qutab Minar
  • Home---------
  • Red Fort
  • Akshardham
  • Purana Quila
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Jama Masjid
  • Safdarjung's Tomb
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • Rajghat
  • Cannaught Place
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Lotus Temple
  • Pragati Maidan
  • Delhi Nightlife
  • Pubs & Bars
  • Cinemas
  • Embassies
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Museums
  • Delhi Metro Rail
  • How to Reach
  • Travel Tips
  • Airport
  • Republic Day
  • Independence day
  • Climate & Seasons
  • The Yamuna
  • Hospitals
  • India Gate
    India Gate is located in Rajpath and was the first gate to be constructed in the New Delhi. It was built as a War Memorial to commemorate the death of 90,000 India soldiers, who were killed in the North West Province during the First World War and the Afghan Fiasco of 1919. The Duke of Connaught laid the foundation of this Memorial on 10th February 1921. The India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and was completed in 1931. The gate is built of sandstone rising to a height of 160 ft. the height of the arch is 136' externally and 87'6" internally.
    Located on Rajpath, the road which leads to the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhawan, the gate is 160 feet high with an arch of 138 feet. Built from sandstone, the arch also houses the Eternal Flame, a gesture in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives in the 1971 war with Pakistan
    India Gate
    India Gate
    All India War Memorial
    India Gate is constructed as a memorial and was built in the memory of 90,00 soldiers who laid down their lives during world war I. Located at Rajpath, India Gate is 42 m high and is popular relaxation area during the summer evenings. India Gate also act as popular pinic spot during winter. Also known as the All India War Memorial, India Gate was designed and constructed by Lutyens. He was the who is considered the chief proclaimer in designing the New Delhi plans.
    Straight down the road from Rashtrapati Bhavan is this landmark, a 42-meter high arch War memorial built in memory of innumerable soldiers who laid down their lives during the Afghan war and World Wars. A flame, Amar Jawan Jyoti, is kept perpetually alive here. The stretch of lush green lawns spreading from here is a major crowd puller. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died during the wars. Below the arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. India Gate, the majestic structure, is set at the end of Rajpath, perhaps the most beautiful area of New Delhi with plush green lawns in the backdrop. Designed and built by Lutyens, it was originally called All India War Memorial in memory of the Indian soldiers who died during the Wars. The names of all the soldiers are inscribed on the walls of the structure. An eternal flame called Amar Jawan Jyoti that runs on gas was lit in 1971 to honour the martyrs.
    A tour of Lutyens’ Delhi just has to kick off with the stately India Gate at the east end of the broad Janpath (earlier Kingsway) that leads to the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Another additional 13,516 names engraved on the arch and foundations form a separate memorial to the British and Indian soldiers killed on the North-West Frontier in the Afghan War of 1919. The foundation stone was laid by HRH the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and the monument was dedicated to the nation 10 years later by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin. Another memorial, Amar Jawan Jyoti was added much later after India had said goodbye to its imperial rulers. It is in the form of a flame that burns day and night under the arch to remind the nation of soldiers who perished in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971.

    The entire arch stands on a low base of red Bharatpur stone and rises in stages to a huge cornice, beneath which are inscribed Imperial suns. Above on both sides is inscribed INDIA, flanked by MCM and to the right, XIX. The shallow domed bowl at the top was intended to be filled with burning oil on anniversaries but this is rarely done.

    Delhi History Delhi Travel Guide Dilli Haat Qutab Minar India Gate Connaught Place Akshardham
    Purana Quila Humayun's Tomb Rajghat Jantar Mantar Embassies Rashtrapati Bhawan Jama Masjid
    Chandni Chowk Safdarjung's Tomb Cinemas Lotus Temple Red Fort Independence day Pragati Maidan
    Delhi Nightlife Shopping Food Climate & Seasons The Yamuna Republic Day Fairs & Festivals
    Pubs & Bars Restaurants Hotels Museums Airport Hospitals Delhi Metro Rail

    Dedicated site of Rajasthan

    Dedicated site of Goa

    A Tribute to Beauty
    The Taj Mahal with Gallery

    Kerala Tour with Gallery

    Temples of Love
    Khajuraho with Gallery
    Miss World-2000
    Miss World - 2000
    Priyanka Chopra

    Free Listing 
    Female models

    Maa Ganges
    Gomukh to Ganga Sagar
    Virtual Tour with all Details
    City guide to Delhi and New Delhi with information on travel, transport, shopping, cheap flights, airports, hotel booking, sights, attractions, events and more

    Copyright © 1998-2006 and  All rights reserved
    ( The Trade Marks Act, 1999, No. 01403083. User Since : 01/04/1997 )

    Legal Information
    All rights reserved. No part of this publication and other sites of under may be transmitted or reproduced in any form or by any means without prior permission from the publisher Live India Internet Services or Mr.Rajesh Chopra, L.C.Premium Cables, 1826, Amar Nath 2nd Building, Bhagirath Palace Delhi - 110006, India., or Mr.Rajesh Chopra is not responsible for any wrong information under live india's sites, For confirmation of any information it is recommended that you reconfirm it from your end.

    India Gate - Rajpath, Delhi - The India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens