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India Gate

India Gate is a monument built in 1931, in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers martyred during the First World War. The 42 m-high stone arch designed by Lutyens stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath in Delhi. This popular picnic spot, officially known as All India War Memorial, once comprised the statue of the British King George V, which now languishes in the Coronation Durbar Park. This solemn monument, with the names of the soldiers inscribed on the walls, is surrounded by lush green lawns and is one of the popular tourist attractions in New Delhi. In the evenings, India Gate is illuminated and the sight is magnificent. Amar Jawan Jyoti, an eternal flame honors the memory of the brave soldiers now entombed in the pages of history.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: New Delhi
Location: New Delhi

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