The India Gate was a part of the work of the Imperial War Graves Commission(I.W.G.C), which came into existence in December 197 for building war graves and memorials to soldiers who laid down in the first World War. In this time the foundation called as the All India War Memorial.
The memorial dedicated to the troops of British India who died in wars fought between 1914 and 1919 in the first World war. The memorial bears the names of more than 13500 British and India soldiers killed in the North western Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.The monument was dedicated to the nation by the Then Viceroy, Lord Irwin.
The structure, called Amar Jawan Jyoti, has since 1971 served as India’s tomb of the unknown soldier. The enternal flame burns day and night under the arch to remind the Nation of Soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971.
Every Republic Day , the Prime minister visits the Place to pay their tributes to the Amar Jawan Jyoti.The Tomb surrounded by large expanses of lush green lawns, which is a popular tourists spot/ Picnic spot in New Delhi.
During night time , the India Gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby make a lovely display with colourful lights.
How to Reach ?
The India Gate is situated in capital of the India. So the place is well connected with rest of India and also with all others Country.
By Air :
The nearest Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airport connects various national as well as International destinations with regular flights. After reaching the airport, you can book a cab/taxi and proceed to The India Gate. The distance between airport and the War memorial is 15 km and it will take approx half an hours.
By Train :
By train also you can get daily basis train from the rest of India. The nearest railway station are Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal, New Delhi railway station and Sarai Rohila railway station. Also Delhi metro Rail corporation provides daily basis so many metro services from the nearest parts of Delhi like Gurgaon, Noida and Gaziabad.
By Road :
By road you also can come to the place from all over India by your own vehicle or cabs. But some of the nearest important cities direct bus services to Delhi, like Up, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, etc. So every person can easily reach to the India Gate.
Things to Do at The India Gate
Morning Work : An early morning walk on Rajpath towards the India Gate is a great way to start your day .
Picnic : The place is very popular picnic spot. You can spend some quality time with your friends and family in the memorial Garden with the spectacular view of the India Gate.
Children park : Children park is one of the best attraction for the kids. Here Kids can enjoy lots of fun games.
Street Food : Here you can found various types of vendor parked their stall around India Gate. You can taste the local street food with the evening view of the tomb.
Near by Places to Visit
Lotus Temple .
Gurudwara bangle Sahib.
Red Fort .
India Gate is a open Place, there are no time restrictions as such. The War Memorial is open all days of the week. However, the best time to visit is between 7 am to 10 pm.
If you want to see the light show in India Gate, you have to visit between 7 Pm to 9:30 Pm.
Best Time To Visit
Delhi witnesses extreme temperatures. Summers and Winters are unbearable and monsoon restricts outdoor activities. So, here we found two best time to visit Delhi and its surrounded areas during February to April and August to November. In these time the weather is very pleasant, you can fully enjoy the climate with the tour of Delhi.