Click Here!

India's #1 Search Engine Click here
 HomeIndia Gate, Delhi Delhi Restaurants
Categories
Arts
Autos
Business
Careers
Computers
Education
Entertainment
Fashion
Food
Government
Health
Immigration
Kids
News
People
Real Estate
Regional
Science
Society
Sports
Travel
India Gate
(Scroll down to see the picture)

Other Delhi Pictures
Bahai Lotus Temple - 1
Bahai Lotus Temple - 2
Connaught Place
Delhi Street Vendor
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate
Jama Masjid
Karol Bagh
Karol Bagh - 2
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Palika Bazaar
Parliament House
Qutub Minar
Rashtrapati Bhavan
Red Fort
Copying or reproduction of this image is prohibited - © Rekha Inc.

India Gate, New Delhi
This magnificent stone archway originally known as All India War Memorial was designed by architect Edwin Lutyens.

The memorial which was built to commemorate more than 80,000 soldiers died during World War 1 & the Afghan wars has the following lines inscribed:

To the dead of the Indian armies who fell honoured in France and Flanders Mesopotamia and Persia East Africa Gallipoli and elsewhere in the near and the far-east and in sacred memory also of those whose names are recorded and who fell in India or the north-west frontier and during the Third Afghan War.

The 42 meter high archway is made of red stone and has the name "INDIA" written on both sides. Over 70,000 names of the soldiers are also inscribed on the arch. The foundation stone for India Gate was laid in 1921 by the Duke of Connaught and was completed in 1931.

After independence, Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial - eternal flame marking the Unknown Soldiers Tomb - was added as a memorial to unknown soldiers who sacrificed their lives serving the nation.

The archway is located on the Rajpath in New Delhi. The monument is surrounded by lawns, children's park & a boat club.

India Gate, besides standing as a memorial to the soldiers killed, also provides the platform to display advancements in defence technology every year on January 26th during the Republic Day celebrations.

Click below for Mumbai, New York, Delhi, Agra Pictures
Mumbai Taj Hotel    Taj, Agra Pictures    Delhi Pictures    NYC Pictures


About us    Advertise    List Your Site    Disclaimer    Privacy    © 2015, All Rights Reserved