All India War Memorial – A memorial dedicated to our brave soldier who lost their life for our nation.
Introduction: The 42metres high, free standing arch, All India War Memorial or locally known as India Gate. It is located in the center of New Delhi. It is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France. This memorial is dedicated to our brave soldier who lost their life for our nation. The uninterrupted Amar Jawan Jyoti is burning day and night to make one remember of those soldiers who lost their lives in the Indo-Pak War, 1971. The name of these soldiers can be seen inscribed on the grand wall. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers and that of a female staff nurse from the Territorial Force, killed in action in 1917. There is also a small pond nearby where one can enjoy boating. Once a Memorial now has turned to be a popular picnic spot. Gate is surrounded by a large green lawn which today is a Delhiites popular picnic spot. Delhi people come here frequently with their families to spend some good time on the lawns on summer evenings.
History: One more masterpiece designed by Edwin Lutyens. The reason behind the construction of this beautiful gate was to honor the soldiers who died in World War I. The foundation stone of India Gate was laid at the end of 1920 and the structure was unveiled in 1933. The memorial was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi on 26th January 1972. It was Lord Irwin who dedicated India Gate to the nation in 1931. Later, another memorial, Amar Jawan Jyoti or the eternal soldier’s flame was added to the monument.
Address: Rajpath, India Gate, Delhi-110001
Visiting hours: 24 hours
Entry Fee: Free
Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
Contact no.: 011-23365358
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