India Gate is designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens Built in 1921; this is 42 m high stone arch constructed to recognize the victory. This is the reason that it is officially known as the ‘All India War Memorial’. The names of the most of the Indian Army soldiers who died in the First World War, Afghan campaign of 1919 and the North-West Frontier operations are engraved on the walls of this magnificent and huge Gate.
In 1971, an Amar Jawan Jyoti (eternal flame) has been lit under the arch of India Gate to honor the heroic soldiers. This flame is flanked by some of the uniformed soldiers, who stand to guard the flame. In addition, near the flame, a shining rifle is kept along with a helmet crested over it to homage the soldiers who had been sacrificed their lives in the war.
At a few meters distance, there is another structure; it is domed shaped kiosk which is roofed with red sandstone. This concept was also materialized by the same person Sir Edwin Lytyens; however, it had been completed in the year 1936. This structure portrays meaningful story i.e. initially, under this structure, the statue of George V had been kept, but afterwards it has been removed to give the message that British have moved back from India.
Moreover, the most favorable time to visit this place is the evening time or during the sunset time. The place itself seems a true celebration ambiance; the children enjoy in playing with the balls, balloons, and other such kind playing materials and for the youngsters and old people, it is one of the most relaxed parks where they love to pass their leisure time. They enjoy with the fresh air and gardens maintained surrounding the India Gate.
Additionally, some of the hawkers and ice-cream-wala facilitates varieties of fast-foods, cold drinks, ice-cream etc. likewise, this is the place where people enjoy their fullest, for time being forget everything, subsequently feel very refreshed and jolly.
Every year on the eve of Republic Day i.e. 26th of January, a grand parade has been exercised; the Indian President places a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti to pay honor to the Indian armed forces. Besides, several cultural programs have also been organized including folk dances, school children’s dance (at this occasion, children gather from various parts of India) along with soldiers Marching on the Rajpath with the tanks and other weapons.
Nearby Places of Attraction
Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, the National Museum etc.