India Gate or All India War Memorial In Delhi, India
India Gate is also known as the “pride of Delhi” and the “All India war memorial” which is an ancient gate standing on the Kingsway. The India Gate is one of the most important memorials of India whose history goes back to the British era of ruling and represents a broad story of the Indian soldiers who were killed during the World War 1 fighting for the British Empire. This is not only a tribute to the soldiers of World War 1 but also to the fighting soldiers of Anglo-afghan wars.
The walls of the gate are filled with the names of the fighters who gave their lives which also includes some British soldiers. The architect of the gate is the famous British architecture Edwin Lutyens who is also known as the architecture of the New Delhi. The construction style of the India Gate is somehow different from other monuments of India and it is similar to the construction style of Rome and Paris, no doubt it is because of being far away from the Mughals.
It was built in 1921 but the viceroy of then dedicated it to the Indian nation in 1931. To present the lives of the Indian soldiers who fought during the indo-pak war of 1971, a shrine at the top of the gate having a flame inside it was added to it after the independence of India and Pakistan which use to be burned 24 hours.
Beside it’s all historical significance the India gate is a huge picnic spot for all the ages including the locals and as well as the foreigners. It used to be filled with people all the day and night as it is surrounded by green wide gardens making it a perfect location for hangout with friends. During night it gives a sparkling scene of beauty with lights.