10 thing you should know about India Gate

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India Gate is one of the most popular monuments in our country. And without knowing that this is Delhi’s face too. In the form of pictures, Delhi India Gate, Qutub Minar, Bahai Temple and Choice have been made. However, apart from being the face of Delhi only, it has a meaningful history, a memorial, a historical place and a picnic spot. Surely you have been there with your family / friends / colleagues, but very few people know about the history of this place.

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1 India Gate is a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

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2. The names of 13,300 soldiers, including some soldiers and officers of the United Kingdom, are on the Gate.

3. The All India War Memorial in New Delhi was designed by Edwin Lutyens, who was not only the Chief Architect of New Delhi, but also the Chief Designer of War Memorial. He was a member of the IWGC, and was one of Europe’s leading designers of war graves and monuments.

4. The corner of India Gate has been inscribed with the Imperial Sun, while on both sides of the arches is INDIA, which is surrounded by dates MCMXIV (1914 left) and MCMXIX (1919 right). INDIA, under the words, is capitalized:

5. TO THE DEAD OF THE INDIAN ARMIES WHO FELL AND ARE HONOURED IN FRANCE AND FLANDERS MESOPOTAMIA AND PERSIA EAST AFRICA GALLIPOLI AND ELSEWHERE IN THE NEAR AND THE FAR-EAST AND IN SACRED MEMORY ALSO OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED AND WHO FELL IN INDIA OR THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER AND DURING THE THIRD AFGHAN WAR.

6. 13,218 war dead are commemorated by name on the India Gate.

7. About 150 metres East of the India Gate war memorial, at a junction of six roads, is a 73-foot cupola, inspired by a sixth-century pavilion from Mahabalipuram. Lutyens used four Delhi Ordercolumns to support the domed canopy and its chhajja. The canopy was constructed in 1936.

8. In July 2014 the Government announced plans to construct a National War Memorial around the canopy, and a National War Museum in adjoining Princess Park. The cabinet allocated Rs 500 crore or about US Dollars 66 Million for the project.The National War Memorial (not the museum) was completed in January 2019.

9. Amar Jawan Jyoti, or the flame of the immortal soldier, is a structure consisting of black marble plinth, with reversed L1A1 Self-loading rifle, capped by war helmet, bound by four urns, each with the permanent light (jyoti) from (CNG) flames.

10.The best time to visit India Gate is amid summers. Generally people prefer visiting the place after sunset or at night so as to view the illuminated India Gate and enjoying with the flock of locals at this time.

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