India Gate

Open Time : 11:00 am to 17:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : India Gate, Kartavya Path, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

Why to visit India Gate

One of Delhi's politically and historically significant locations is India Gate. As it showcases its grandeur to remember the heroic sacrifice made by the Indian Army, it is portrayed as an All India War Memorial.

History of India Gate:

  • The India Gate War Memorial was constructed by the IWCG, which was established to erect cemeteries and memorials for the World War I troops who died. 
  • Dilli India Gate was built over the course of about ten years.

Architecture of India Gate:

  • Standing on the eastern end of Rajpath, India Gate has a height of 42 metres. 
  • India Gate is made of red Bharatpur stone. 
  • India Gate's architectural design is frequently contrasted with that of the Gateway of India in Mumbai, the Arch of Constantine in Rome, and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Things to do in India Gate:

  • You will come across many  food vendors while at India Gate with delicious street food like roasted corn on the cob, roasted ice chuski, and "bhelpuri," a savoury snack.
  • Consider taking a boat trip if you'd want to view the monument from a different angle.
  • In addition to being a popular morning destination, India Gate is a popular area for picnics and quality time with loved ones.
  • Children may enjoy a thrilling day of swinging and sliding on numerous rides at the Children's Park next to India Gate, which fosters their historical curiosity.

Entrance fee and timings at India Gate:

  • The India Gate Memorial is accessible 24 hours. It is accessible to guests every day. 
  • The complex is crowded with hawkers and stalls in the evenings, especially on weekends, and tourists can be seen lounging in the nearby gardens. 
  • There is no entry fee to view this war memorial.

Light Show at India Gate:

When taking a tour of Delhi, one must not miss the light spectacle at India Gate. For a stunning view of India Gate Lighting, schedule a visit in the evening. The India Gate light show runs from 7 PM to 9.30 PM every day of the week.

FAQ on India Gate

When is the ideal time to visit India Gate?

Temperatures in Delhi are really high. While the winter and summer are intolerable, the monsoon limits outdoor activity. However, February through April and August through November are good times to travel to Delhi. You can visit India Gate at any time during the day. The ideal lighting makes the nighttime view really stunning. India Gate is beautifully decorated on either Republic Day (January 26) or Independence Day (August 15), making it a sight to behold.

How to reach India Gate?

The metro is the most convenient way to get to India Gate. The Central Secretariat Metro Station on the Yellow Line is the closest Metro Station. Pragati Maidan, Race Course, and Barakhamba are additional metro stops. To get to India Gate, take a taxi or an auto-rickshaw from the metro station's exit. Alternately, you can board a DTC bus at any location throughout the city. India Gate is also served by buses headed in the direction of Patiala House. Unfortunately, visitors cannot drive their cars to the memorial.

What attractions are near India Gate?

Attractions near India Gate: Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar and Red Fort

What restaurants are near India Gate?

Restaurants near India Gate: (0.10 km) Sababa Cafe (0.10 km) Asian Haus (0.10 km) Connaught Place

What hotels are near India Gate?

Hotels near India Gate: (0.04 km) Sufi khandar home stay (0.06 km) Hotel Euro Inn 3 (0.10 km) AmigosIndia

Can we climb the India Gate's tower?

You cannot climb to the top of India Gate, sorry. Similar to the Arch of Constantine in Rome, India Gate is an archway that elegantly combines the majesty of history.

Special Tip

The boating facility and shopping area is soon to be start near the India Gate. Also, there's also a huge parking lot where you can park your vehicle without any cost.

By Rebecca Lal

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