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Vijay Chowk

New Delhi, India (Minto Road)
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Ranked #37 of 260 attractions in New Delhi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Vijay Chowk designed by Sir Edmund Lutyens symbolises everything that was both good and bad about English colonial rule over India. At one end of the Raj Path you find India Gate and the other end the embodiment of British imperialism in the monumental buildings designed for pomp, circumstance, ceremony, bureaucracy and a demonstration of power. There is not... More

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New Delhi, India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Vijay Chowk is the name of the strategically located Square at the centre of the seat of the Government in the Capital of India. The square is at the beginning of Raj path while descending from Raisina Hill one can see a majestic view India Gata at the end of RajPath . If one ascends the Raisina Hill from Vijay... More

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Overijse, Belgium
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We hesitated a bit going there but as we had reserved tickets, we decided to give it a go. The organisation was disaster. After going thorugh a lot of security check ups, one finally thinks one can at last sit down but all the seats were taken. Place was full of diplomats and army officals who had not place to... More

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New Delhi, India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Anyone who has seen Hindi movies at one time or the other must have seen the place. It is a place must be seen and winter is the right place to visit the area. If you are there during republic day events then it is a bonus to watch the beating the retreat.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

sir edward lutens new delhi landmark- was centre of royal regal india with grandeur views of sir edward lutens wonder creation - to commemorate KING GEORGE THE V durbar year 1905 ! renamed vijay chowk - in memory of peoples prime minister of india - UNIVERALLY ACCLAIMED as NON-CORRUPT humble -LATE LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI .. prime minister by the people... More

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Hong Kong, China
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2,863 reviews 2,863 reviews
1,746 attraction reviews
7,114 helpful votes 7,114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Vijay Chowk is a square that is located at the western end of the Rajpath. It is the location of many government buildings, like the Parliment building. It is also the spot where the Rebublic Day Parade is held on 26th of January each year. There are a few fountains, canals and well kept lawns found at Vijay Chowk, making... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

While it is not really shaped like a square, and some may even consider it to be too big for a square, this is a lovely square to walk in. The square offers the two famous Secretariat buildings, fountains, lawns – and even some monkeys (in the park between one of the fountains and the south block building). It's a... More

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New Delhi, India
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88 reviews 88 reviews
80 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The square is surrounded by magnificent buildings occupied by the government. Worth a stop by if you're in the vicinity. The atmosphere ,the feeling that at we are at the place where 26th Jan parade takes place here. The avenue is lined on both sides by huge lawns, canals and rows of trees. Considered to be one of the most... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

its too hot and sunny in summers... so go for a early morning bike ride or a taxi ride. take nice snaps of the area....its got beautiful and well maintained garderns...historic buildings and you can see rahtrapati bhawan from the outside.

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New Delhi, India
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52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

There is nothing much to see other than to visualise the grandeur of past and it becomes lively during the national holidays. The surrounding scenery looks nice in the heart of the bustling city.

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