India Gate : The War Memorial

After the wonderful trip to the Digambar Jain Temple Delhi, the next place that I went to visit was the India Gate. A trip to Delhi for the first time is incomplete without a paying a visit to the India Gate. India Gate was originally known as All India War memorial and was built as a tribute to the 90000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I. The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin lutyens and the construction work for India Gate was completed by the year 1931. India Gate is located at rajpath or the royal path which leads to the President’’s house.

 

The names of the Martyr soldiers are written and the lights illuminate this majestic structure at night. The surroundings of the India gate are lush green lawns which together pairs very well with the edifice. All the dignitaries who visit India pay respect to the martyred soldiers at this site on various days. The historical significance of India Gate is immense. It is made of red stone and granite. The foundation stone of the India gate was laid by Duke of Con-naught.

India Gate Delhi
India Gate Delhi | Image Resource : newswld.com

India Gate is a popular tourist destination for the people in Delhi and a very great relaxation point away from the chaos and stress of a hectic Delhi life. The sight of people playing cricket at various lawns near the India Gate in the evening is a delight for the eyes. There are several street plays which happens there, monkey dances, camel riding. In the evening the place is crowded with tourists and people who come for an evening stroll and also kids who come to play football and cricket.

Bhelpuri
Bhelpuri | Image Resource : chaatstreet.wordpress.com
Fruit chaat
Fruit chaat | Image Resource : flickr.com
Chana Jor Garam
Chana Jor Garam | Image Resource : i.ytimg.com

The place is also a perfect location to try some of the best street food of Delhi such as Bhelpuri, Fruit chaat, Chana Jor Garam, and Daal pakodas. These are the best of Delhi street foods and can be tasted at India Gate. Vendors selling these items throng the place in the evening till late night. It is also a perfect place to click some amazing pictures.


The next place that I visited in Delhi was the Humayun Tomb.

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Hey, I am Adway Chavan, an IT professional who spends all of his working hours staring at a computer screen...well, almost all. IT is my passion whilst nature, wildlife and adventure are the buzzwords I live by. I am also an amateur photographer and have travelled extensively in India and abroad. I never ever turn down a travel idea and spend all my holidays visiting national parks and forest reserves, biking up mountains and taking road trips. I have also indulged in bungee jumping, paragliding and sailing. One day I hope to take up the greatest challenge of all and go trekking in the Himalayas! Till then, watch this space!

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