India Gate

Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi- 110001

At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an “Arc-de-Triomphe” like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.

The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by His ...

At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an “Arc-de-Triomphe” like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.

The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and it was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The monument was dedicated to the nation 10 years later by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin.

It is one of the most iconic monuments in New Delhi showcased in many Bollywood movies like Rang De Basanti, Fanaa, Chandni among many others.

Contact Person

Sh. Vikram K Porwal DCP (HQr), Ministry of Home Affairs Director (Delhi), Mrs. Chitra Narayan
Delhi Police & Ministry of Home Affairs

011‐23490252, 011‐23094387

dcp.hq@delhipolice.gov.in

www.mha.gov.in

Connectivity

Nearest Airport - Indira Gandhi International Airport (14.1 Km away)

Nearest Railway Station - New Delhi Railway Station (4.7 Km away)

Climate

Min. +5 Degree Celcius

Max. +45 Degree Celcius

Accomodation

Several Star category hotels are available.

Medical Services

General Medical Facilities (Chemist, Doctors, Ambulance) are available.

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