Also known as the All India War Memorial, the India Gate in Delhi stands to honor the 82,000 British as well as Indian army men that passed away in the First World War. You can spot the names of approx 13,300 people written on the gate. These people also include officers and army men from the United Kingdom. India Gate was established in 1921. Edwin Lutyens, one of Delhi’s best architect and war memorial designers, designed this historical structure. However, the monument was inaugurated almost 10 years after it was founded by Lutyens. The gate resembles the Gate of India in Mumbai and its architecture reminds the tourists of Arch of Constantine located in Rome, Italy.
Underneath the archway is a black marble structure called Amar Jawan Jyoti. It was designed in 1971, following the Bangladesh Liberation War. The structure commemorates the immortal, strong, and young soldiers of our country.
Being one of the biggest war memorials, this historical site in India is the tourist’s favorite picnic spot. It’s a paradise for history buffs. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the ancient culture or pay homage to the Indian army, India Gate is your ideal destination. The prime minister visits the place every Republic day and begins the parade after paying tribute to the Indian Amar Jawan. This 138-foot tall gate covers around 306,000 meters sq. The gate is specifically designed to commemorate the struggles and lives of the 13,300 people who sacrificed their lives for the country. For some security reasons, tourists are not allowed to read the names on the Gate.
Considering its historical significance and wonderful architecture, India Gate is often considered the number one tourist destination in the capital city. India Gate that is open 24 hours serves as a popular tourist attraction and among places to visit in Delhi at night.