Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I never thought India Gate had that height

India Gate was the first name i had in my list of places i did not wanted to miss. Have seen this national monument in television and on screens for upteen times since ages i was dumb fold to make my head rise to the sky to watch this build 42 metre high. It was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens. India gate was earlier named All India War Memorial. The design of India gate is almost similar to its French counterpart war memorial, the Arc-de-Triomphe. Names of over 70,000 Indian Soldiers who laid their life for in the WWI are inscribed in red wall of the monuments for who the monuments is dedicated.

Faintly seen is the Rashtrapati Bhawan from India Gate

At the base of the India gate there is another memorial, the Amar Jawan Jyoti that was added after independence. This eternal flame was lighted in commemoration of the unknown soldiers who laid their lives to serve this nation.