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India Gate

Delhi Tourism - Wednesday, November 21, 2012 8:45:09 AM



India gateThe India Gate bears immense historical significance. Located at Rajpath. India Gate is 42 m high gateway built in red stone and granite and is popular relaxation area during the summer evenings. India Gate also act as popular pinic spot during winter.Originally known as All India War Memorial, India Gate is one of the most important monuments of Delhi and a prominent landmark of the city. It is also known as the national monument of India. Located in the heart of Delhi it was constructed as a memorial. The foundation stone was laid in 1921 by HRH, the Duke of Connaught and it was dedicated to the nation ten years later by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy. India Gate has been designed by Edwin Lutyens.

India Gate commemorates ninety-thousand soldiers of the British Indian Army who sacrificed their lives in World War I. After India’s independence, India Gate became the site of the Indian Army’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, well known as Amar Jawan, the Immortal Soldier.

India Gate of today also presents a popular relaxation for the local people in summer evenings and in winter it is a famous picnic spot.

India Gate offers a variety of entertainment. The whole day can be spent by watching monkey performance, riding a camel, viewing the soap bubbles that is blown all over the lawns of the India Gate, playing with balloons and more. In the evening, Delhi's India Gate is crowded with evening walkers as well as tourists and mobile vendors. You can taste the typical Indian fast foods, 'fruit chaat', 'bhelpuri', 'chana jor garam', 'dal ka pakodas'.

Republic Day at India Gate
Every year India Gate witnesses the Republic Day parade on 26th of January. The parade includes the advancements of defence technology, and colorful and diverse cultural heritage.

Location of India Gate
India Gate is located in the heart of Delhi and it is easily accessible from any corner of the city. It lies at the east end of the famous Janpath, which leads to Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Toddling at India Gate
India Gate is famous for evening walkers, tourists and also mobile vendors. Typical Indian fast foods can be tasted here such as fruit chaat, bhelpuri, dal ka pakodas, chana-jor garam, aerated drinks and many more yummy varieties.

How to reach India Gate
Since India Gate is located in the heart of the city, it is well connected with all types of transport from corners of the city. Please check below complete details of several means of transport.



Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretrait
Nearest Railway Station : New Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Indira Gandhi International Airport
Nearest Bus Terminus : Kashmere Gate ISBT

Hotels Near India Gate :

The Park Hotel, 15 Parliament Street, New Delhi 110 001
Rating : 5 Star Deluxe
Distance : Approx. 2.3 Km from India Gate

The Lalit Hotel, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001
Rating : 5 Star Luxury
Distance : Approx. 2.4 Km from India Gate

The Hans, 15 Barakhamba Road, CP, New Delhi - 110001
Rating : 4 Star
Distance : Approx. 1.8 Km from India Gate

Grand Park Inn, Karol Bagh, New Delhi - 110005
Rating : 3 Star
Distance : Approx. 2.3 Km from India Gate

The Claridges, 12 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi - 110011
Rating : 5 Star Luxury Business Hotel
Distance : Approx. 1.9 Km from India Gate

 

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11:43AM 14/4/10 Webmaster Delhi Help These are some budget Hotels nearby India Gate: Grand Park Inn- Around 2.3Km,Arti Place- Around 3 Km ,Hotel Orchid- Around 3.15 Km ,Hotel Ajanta-Around 3.43 Km, Hotel Woodland Deluxe-Around 3.88 Km
6:20PM 5/9/09 Jessica Please suggest any budget hotel in nearby area of India Gate.

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