India Gate, New Delhi

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Standing astride the capital's grandest ceremonial road, India Gate pays tribute to the soldiers of the colonial Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for Britain in World War I. In the heart of the capital's main governmental district, the triumphal arch-style gate rises to a height of 42 m (138 ft) over the road below. Wander around the base of the gate to see the imposing stone structure up close, and be sure to look up at the cornices to see the inscriptions dedicated to more than 82,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere between 1914 and 1919. Don't miss seeing the small memorial beneath the gate's archway, a flame dedicated to the unknown soldier. By using our New Delhi trip planner , you can arrange your visit to India Gate and other attractions in New Delhi.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Obviously a must see, however lots of hawkers doing their thing. The adjacent park is good place to relax if the open sun is too much.  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    We had a half-day time and have left the main attractions with a taxi. Since then Gandhi was day (national holiday), it had surprisingly little traffic (no truck) for Delhi and we made good progress.
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  • October 5, 2017
    India Gate is a war memorial to more than 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier, since 1971 has served as India's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. ...  more »

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