25/26 India Gate

So me and my group we went to India Gate today and interacted with the people who work/ have come to visit the place.

A little history about the place, India Gate is a War Memorial constructed in 12 February, 1931, to honor the dead British and Indian soldiers in World War 1. It is located in country’s capital New Delhi, 2.3 kms in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan, official residence of President of India.

Sir Edwin Lutyens designed the gate in form of a Triumphal Arch using yellow and red sandstone and granite. Its 42m in heights, 9.1 ms in width and the complex has a diameter of 625m. It has names of 13,516 soldiers carved on its surface, including name of that of a female staff nurse from the Territorial Force, killed in action in 1917.

Image Source- CulturalIndia.net


[1]Culturalindia.net. (2017). All About India Gate, The War Memorial!. [online] Available at: http://www.culturalindia.net/monuments/india-gate.html [Accessed 8 Mar. 2017].


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