Pictures of India Gate

India Gate, originally known as the All India War Memorial was erected in 1931 in the heart of Delhi to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and Third Anglo-Afghan War. India at that time was under the British rule and Indian soldiers were used extensively in the war effort. About 90,000 Indian soldiers died and every single name is engraved in the memorial. After independence, it also became the site of the Indian Army’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, symbol of India’s freedom movement.

There is a beautiful domed sandstone canopy behind the gate. The visitor can stand on both sides of the canopy and can see the entire Rajpath Avenue (the most important road in India that ultimately leads to the Presidents Palace and the Parliament Houses of India) at a stretch, which I used to find quite fascinating as a child and still do. India Gate is cordoned and viewers are not allowed very close to the moment hence the inscriptions of the soldiers and their battalions that lost their lives are not visible.

This monument is a great piece of not just India but for any nation that fought in the Great War. The place has become a sort of national monument and democratic protests are common on the spot for instance there were huge protests and candle lit vigils here after the recent gang rape of a 23-year old student in Delhi.

Hence a visit to Delhi would not be complete without visiting this historical monument and witness real history. I have fond memories of this place. As a child my family used to visit this place and sit on the lawn and eat peanuts, ice cream and other Indian street snacks sold here.

I would recommend a grief stop at this place if you’re in Delhi. While you are there, you might consider visiting other tourist attractions near the India Gate such as the Parliament House, the National Museum and the National Gallery of Modern Art.

Pictures of India Gate

The India Gate
The India Gate today

 

Closer look at India Gate
Closer look at India Gate

 

Canopy at India Gate
Canopy at India Gate

 

Pond India Gate
Pond near the India Gate

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48 thoughts on “Pictures of India Gate

  • January 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm
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    We visited in 2010 and had a fabulous time. Pity we couldn’t go close to the monument. Nice pictures!

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  • January 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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    Wonderful snaps Shalu!

    I remember the time when we visited India gate years back and viewed it from all angles, clicked snaps, and even sat in the areas around it. However, now each time we go, we make sure to show it to the kids – just a reminder for them to see this great place.

    Thanks for sharing. :)
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    • January 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm
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      Hi Harleena
      Its one of those monuments that we all have gone and enjoyed. Remember this place as a child where we sat and eat peanuts. Thanks for your comment and share.
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  • January 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm
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    I have seen India gate in 2001, great collection of photos. I liked the 1930 photo most.
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  • January 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm
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    The Indian people chose a beautiful structure to set up the war memorial.

    The War veterans are meant to be respected and I appreciate how they are preserving the wall.

    That was really sad about the gang rape of the young lady.

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    • January 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm
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      Michael, the war veterans must be remembered. Thank you for your comment.
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  • January 18, 2013 at 11:53 pm
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    I like to be here in this blog. Here I can learn about India. Thank you for facilitating me to know a lot about India. I will note this blog and I hope I can visit here as often as I can. Besides that I hope I can learn how to blog from Shalu Sharma. Thanks a lot Shalu. You have inspired me by letting me know another great way to blog using wonderful pictures of places in India. This is realy amazing and unique.
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  • January 19, 2013 at 2:20 am
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    HI Shalu jee

    Great photos!

    I really like this place and we have been here many times, the 1930 photo looks awesome.

    Thanks for sharing these.

    Sapna

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    • January 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm
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      Sapna, I agree the 1930’s photo is really something. Makes you wonder how much things have changed.
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  • January 19, 2013 at 2:33 am
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    Shalu Sharma very nice photos,
    Just love India,because India and Pakistan is i think the two names of same place. But if we change our minds and think wisely.
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    • January 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm
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      I agree completely. There is unnecessary tension between the two countries.
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  • January 19, 2013 at 7:58 am
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    I visited New Delhi a couple years ago including the India Gate and absolutely loved it.
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  • January 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm
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    i love the India Gate but never had a chance to stop and walk in. i have always driven around it with someone always worrying about the parking or traffic.

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    • January 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm
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      Sneha, next time you are there, please stop. You will admire the monument. Thank you for your comment.
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  • January 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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    Really nice picture i loved it and im looking forward to visit india and indian gate i hope that.. Big thanks for sharing this awesome photos.

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  • January 20, 2013 at 7:06 am
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    Hi Shalu ji,

    Nice to know some information about India Gate, that i didnt knew before. Even i was in delhi for 12 years and dont know how many times i have been there but still didnt things about India Gate.But yes i can say it is beautiful to see India Gate in middle of big gardens.
    India Gate at 1930 is looking very different that i have never seen before.

    Thank You
    Shorya Bist
    From Youthofest

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  • January 20, 2013 at 9:20 am
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    I visited India Gate when I was 7 years old . Even though I don’t remember much about the trip . There is one thing I could never forget and that is the enjoyment . I loved visiting India Gate . #IncredibleIndia
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  • January 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm
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    India is a beautiful country with its unique and awesome culture. I know India from the films or movies which are produced. They are often played in cinemas in my country. Wonderful.
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  • January 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm
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    Interesting photos of India gate Shalu. I wish to visit there ones.
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  • January 22, 2013 at 8:59 am
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    Great pictures of India gate. I have scene this place in only movies. First time I watching in pictures 😀

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  • January 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm
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    India has a lot of interesting places to visit. In this blog I feel like I am in India. The traditional cultures are awesome, too. Great…
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  • January 23, 2013 at 11:08 am
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    Love the picture canopy at India Gate. I’ve never really been to India,but would love to go on tour and include it in my list of places, someday. I’m definitely going to visit this attraction and also take pictures.

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  • January 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm
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    I’ve been wanting to visit India for the longest time and reading your post just made me want to visit soon, I love the culture, the art, the architecture, it’s completely breath-taking.

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  • January 24, 2013 at 8:56 am
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    Such lovely photos. I’ve always wanted to go to India but I’m just to scared from all the horror stories I’ve been hearing. Your blog brings me closer to India every day. Thank you for sharing your experiences for scared traveller-wannabes like me.

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  • January 24, 2013 at 10:48 am
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    I have been to this place,love to spend time over here.

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  • January 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm
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    great awesome picture’s of India gate. in India has a lot of interesting places to visit.

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  • January 25, 2013 at 10:04 am
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    You gave me another reason to visit India. I have never seen that Indian Gate before. I will make sure that when I visit the country again, I will never miss one opportunity to see that in person.

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  • January 26, 2013 at 6:31 am
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    It is lucky for people who have visited India. India has a lot of beautiful traditional culture we can enjoy. Indian people are like other people in Asia they are very friendly and humble. I wish I can visit India someday. At least through this blog I can feel like being in India. Wonderful. Thank you for inform me about India.
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  • January 28, 2013 at 8:11 pm
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    I have visited india gate last year, it looks fab. great collection of photos. i like the picture of Canopy at India Gate.

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  • February 7, 2013 at 6:27 am
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    Just see this pictures. A thought come in my mind. How much India gate changed with time. In first picture India gate is looking lonely & in another picture is developing.

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  • February 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm
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    ohh awesome pic…when i was child @ that time I visited india gate , I hope soon I will again visit india gate .BTW u r blog is so good

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  • March 5, 2013 at 7:05 pm
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    Wow Shalu ji its amazing to see your site.I really like your article from my heart.Beautiful pictures of India Gate.I love my India :)

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  • July 20, 2013 at 11:49 am
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    good pictures and good please too I had seen this rape case on crime petrol dastak very bad incident . I love to india so much and my good wishes always with Pakistan and India
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  • March 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm
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    nice information about india gate and more and more interesting pictures/images about it

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  • May 2, 2014 at 5:36 am
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    It is a good site for sharing best photography with us.It is better site for the benefit.

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  • January 13, 2015 at 7:01 am
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    very nice article and very informative to all. and the quotes is also beautiful and photos are too good and will be using some tips . keep posting article like this thanks

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  • April 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm
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    Grand Salute for the Soldiers. I always light in Blood of Every Indian’s Blood.

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  • May 4, 2015 at 7:46 am
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    Really nice picture i loved it and im looking forward to visit india and indian gate i hope that.. Big thanks for sharing this awesome photos.

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