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India Gate

A war memorial arch honoring martyred soldiers, inscribed with names, an iconic historic monument, and a site of national ceremonies and events.

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Day one of your Delhi itinerary ends at one of the country’s iconic landmarks, India Gate. This memorial commemorates the soldiers who died in World War I and the 3rd Afghan War. Completed in 1933, over 13,000 names are inscribed inside the arch.⁠ India Gate sits opposite of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president’s official residence. Separated by a long expanse of grass and a string of government buildings, the set up is similar to Washington, D.C.’s National Mall. Visit at night for the daily light show, which happens between 7 and 9:30 PM.

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India Gate Guides

  • INDIA: End to End

    ryan (Ryan Haq)
    Some well-known and lesser-known magical spots in India for your next trip. India is an extremely diverse country, so definitely try and check off each region. Take in fresh Himalayan air in Northern India; exotic tropical luxury of South India; the deserts of western India; lush jungles of Northeast India; and the rich culture and history in-between.
  • The Perfect 2-Day Delhi Itinerary

    bookedbyiman (Iman Childs)
    Visiting India for the first-time? Chances are your journey will start in Delhi. This sprawling, crowded capital is often overlooked, but I highly recommend spending at least 2 days here. If you’re short on time, follow this Delhi itinerary to see all of the highlights, both old and new.