India Gate

Nearest Metro – Udyog Bhavan (yellow line), Central Secretariat (yellow line), Rajiv Chowk (intersecting station for blue and yellow line), you will get an auto from all three

Time taken to cover the area – 10 minutes walk to reach in front of it, however long you wish to spend there

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Night view of the India Gate

We’ve all heard about it. We’ve all seen it, if not in person, in televisions during the parade. Built by  Edwin Lutyens in 1922 alongside Rajpath, the India Gate is one of the largest war memorials in India for the 82,000 soldiers who died between 1914-1921 in the first World War.

After India’s independence, the shrine in the Amar Jawan Jyoti has been burning since 1971. The President and the Prime Minister of India uncover this place every year during the Republic Day parade. Walking till the front of the gate will give you the view of the flags hoisted and the burning fire.

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Delhi heat is so scorching that it will burn your eyes in the summers, and is pleasant on your skin in the winters. Umbrellas, sunglasses and a lot of sun block are the basic essentials when visiting such places where you have to walk in the open under the sun. The dry weather will save you from the sweat – once again its a winter delight, on the other hand the hot winds will make you feel miserable in the summers.

An early morning winter visit in the fogs gives a delightful beauty to the India Gate, one which is recommended if you’re willing to reach by 6am at the latest.

If you wish to visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan closeby, a permit will be needed to be applied for well beforehand to feed your curiosity about where out Honorable President resides.

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