India Gate Delhi Tourism

India Gate Delhi– Symbol of Martyrdom and Bravery

India Gate in Delhi one of the most important part of Delhi tourism. India Gate is one of those symbols which represents the valor and chivalry of the Indian army. India gate is the Arc De Triomphe of India which was constructed in the year 1971 as a war memorial for the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War when they were serving the British Army in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa and Gallipoli and also during the Third Anglo Indian war. As India was under the British Colonial rule, whenever the British fell short of personnel the Monarchy had to recruit a heavy number of Indians in their army and also from their other colonies. The designer of this great memorial was none other than Edward Lutyens one of the most talented British architect who also played role in designing and constructing other buildings of the colonial rule. One wouldn’t be able to notice this fact from a picture of the India Gate but the names of the Indian Martyrs who lost their lives in the above mentioned were inscribed on the walls by the orders of the then Viceroy. Another important memorial which is situated just under the India Gate is the ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ which in English means the Flame of the Immortal Soldier. The phrase most importantly focuses on the ideology that the soldiers may die by their bodies but the soul never dies. It was constructed to commemorate the dead and unknown soldiers who died invading Pakistan during the war of 1971. The Jyoti or the flame has been lit since then and will remain lit on and on. The official responsible for keeping the flame burning lives in a room under the arch, next to the perpetually burning flame. From the year 1971 to 2006, LPG was used as fuel source and from 2006 CNG is used as an alternative. One should definitely visit this National Monument to experience the immortal vibes of sacrifice and passion.


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