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“Not just another war memorial” 5 of 5 stars
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India Gate
| Near Rajpath, New Delhi 110001, India
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The India Gate, built in 1931 and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, was inspired by the Arc de Triomphe. It commemorates India's war dead and houses an eternal flame.
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“Not just another war memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Visitors should read some of the engravings on India Gate besides just enjoying this prominent landmark of red and pale sandstone and granite.in Delhi.

Visited October 2012
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“An impressive monument.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This impressive sandstone monument commemorates the Indian and British soldiers who died in WWI.
While it is sometimes not easy getting past the crowds and many (many!) touts, it's still worth the effort.
Make sure to go around the monument as it provides wonderful photo ops.

Visited April 2013
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“Meri Dilli!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The India Gate at one end and the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the other end, truly makes us a proud and happy Delhiite. Numerous drives on this road have not lessened the joy or pride of this monument. We are thankful to the architecture and planning of Lutyen's Delhi! The Amar Jawan Jyoti reminds us of the Defence services' sacrifices made for all of us! Jai Hind!!

Visited May 2013
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“Salute the martyrs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

India gate is part of Lutyens Delhi. Te best of British architecture and on one side Rajpath is raisina hill with the presidents estate and other side is India gate. The place retains its regal charm. India gate is a memorial for the soldiers . The entire walk is very charming. In winters walk from presidents estate area to india gate about 3 km. summers you are advised to go in the evening to beat the heat. On republic day the entire area is lit up - from jan 25th till 30 th if you visit around that time don't miss it

Visited November 2012
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“AMAR JAWAN JYOTI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, it was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Built in 1931, the monument was inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which in turn was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus. Originally known as the All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It is composed of red and pale sandstone and granite.

Originally, a statue of George V, Emperor of India stood under the now vacant canopy in front of the India Gate, but it was removed to Coronation Park together with a number of other British Raj-era statues. Following India's independence, the India Gate became the site of the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as Amar Jawan Jyoti ("the flame of the immortal soldier").

Visited May 2013
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