Location : New Delhi
Famous As : All India War Memorial
Designed By : Edwin Lutyens In 1921
Height : 42m
The India Gate
is one of the largest war memorials in India.
Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate
is prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates
the members of the erstwhile British Indian
Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian
Empire in World War I and the Afghan Wars. Following
India's independence, India Gate became the
site of Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti.
Resting on a low foundation of red Bharatpur
stone, the arch rises in stages to a huge molding.
On both the sides of the arch the word INDIA
is inscribed, along with the date, MCMXIV (1914)
on the left and MCMXIX (1919) on the right.
The best time to see Delhi India Gate is during
nightfall, when it is magnificently floodlit.
Splendid lawns, with a number of fountains,
encircle the monument. These fountains present
a breathtaking view at night when they make
a lovely display with colored lights.