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India Gate

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India Gate is a national monument in Delhi, India. Sir Edwin Lutyens designed this structure. It commemorates 70,000 Indian Soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. It was dedicated to Nation by the viceroy Lord Lrwin.

 

What to see at India Gate: It is the site of Indian Armed Forces’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Also known as Amar Jawan Jyothi. It is an empty canopy which was constructed with sandstone. Designer Lutyens inspired by 6th century pavilion from Mahabalipuram and designed this structure. To support this canopy he used 4 Delhi order columns. On the Delhi Order Columns visitors can see Classical architecture with small bells hanging on the capitals of the columns.

Opposite to India Gate, visitors can have a look at 50 foot tall statue of King George V. Marble was used in the construction of this statue. It features King George Standing on top of a very tall pedestal wearing his Coronation Robes and Imperial State Crown.

 

What to see around India Gate:

Humayun Tomb:  After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 5kms away from this monument.

Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars. Marble and red sand stone was used in the construction of this minar. Several ancient structures can be seen around the minar. It is the Qutub complex. It is located 11Kms away from this monument.

Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the first seeing but it is just an observatory. It is located 3kms away from this monument.

Rashtrapati Bhawan:  Earlier this was used as Viceregal Lodge. In this palace there are 340 rooms. Expenditure for the construction of this palace is 12, 53,000 pound sterling’s. It is located 4Kms away from this monument.  

Lodi Gardens: This is the best place for natural lovers. In this park several birds like kingfishers, Kites, Parakeets, Babblers can be seen here. Lodi Gardens Attractions are  Sheesh Gumbad, Bara Gumbad and Masjid, Sikandar Lodi’s Tomb, Mohammad Shah’s Tomb. It is located 4Kms away from this monument.  

Akshardham Temple: It is a Hindu temple complex. 7000 artisans along with 3000 volunteers worked hard to construct this temple. Akshardham Attractions are Musical Fountain, Theatre, Sahajanand Pradarshan, Boat Ride, Gardens of India, Narayan Sarovar, Neelakanth Abhishek, Premvati Ahargruh, AARSH Centre. It is located 9Kms away from this monument.  

 

Getting to India Gate:  This place is well connected with Road ways. Both Government and private buses are available to reach this place. Delhi is connected with best railways and airways. There are 3 main bus stands in Delhi. They are Anand Vihar Bus terminus, Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminus and Interstate Bus Terminus. 3 important railway stations are Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, Old Delhi Railway station, New Delhi Railways station.

 

Getting around India Gate: Taxis and buses are available to visit the places around India Gate. Best time to visit India Gate:  This place welcome the visitors throughout the year.

 

Where to stay in India Gate:  No accommodations available to stay at India Gate. In Delhi several hotels are available to stay. Best hotels in Delhi are Hilton Garden Inn, Hotel Samrat, Qutab Hotel, ITC Maurya, and The Manor.

 

Where to eat in India Gate: Plenty of eatereirs are available just 1km below the India Gate. Restaurants are also available near India Gate.

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