About India Gate

Standing tall with pride near the Connaught Place region of Delhi is the India Gate. India Gate or the All India War Memorial was built to mark the remembrance of brave soldiers who laid their lives in the First World War of the then undivided army. The names of all the 82,000 soldiers who laid their lives in the war are inscribed on the Gate. The names can be read if one stands just 100 meters away from it. The names that are written are of all those who fought in France, Mesopotamia, Persia, Africa, and Gallipoli. A female nurse who was killed in action in the year 1971 has her name on the gate too. It is a perfect picnic spot for people as it is surrounded by a park where various street vendors can be found selling street food. People visit India Gate during the evenings with their packed dinners that they happily enjoy with their family members. It is also a perfect place to visit when the weather is pleasant. Just in front of the monument is Amar Jawan Jyoti Smarak or Flame of Immortal Soldier which is the pride of India. It is guarded by soldiers from three services of the Indian Army. Wreaths are placed on 26th January every year at Amar Jawan Jyoti by the working Prime Minister of India. Go on and visit the India Gate to pay homage to the martyrs of the Indian army as well as to enjoy a pleasant walk or picnic around the pleasant area.

Must See

  • 1920s triumphal arch
  • War memorial of martyred soldiers

How to reach

You can reach India Gate by getting down at Barakhamba Road Metro Station, Delhi. It is on the Blue Line of Delhi Metro and is about 3 km away from India Gate. If you take a taxi or an auto from this station, you will reach India Gate within 15 minutes.

Tips

  • Be prepared for the crowd here.
  • Air pollution is very high.
  • Know that the street vendors are aggressive.
  • This place is filled with hawkers, beware of pickpocketers in the area. 
  • Nearby you will see the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the huge ground with ponds and fountains.
  • The best time to visit is late evening, as you can watch it with light effects.
  • You can have a picnic with family or boat ride or bike ride with kids.
  • Many local photographers will try to offer their services to you here. Photo and print if you like.
  • There are many eateries or roadside stalls where you can try Delhi's dumplings.

Visit Time

Monday -           Open 24 hours
Tuesday -          Open 24 hours
Wednesday -     Open 24 hours
Thursday -         Open 24 hours
Friday -              Open 24 hours
Saturday-          Open 24 hours
Sunday-            Open 24 hours.
the garden opens on Sat - Sun 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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