Pictures of India Gate

India Gate 1930's

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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47 thoughts on “Pictures of India Gate

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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  11. 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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