Formerly known as 'All India War Memorial', this imposing 42 meter high structure is located in the heart of the city overlooking Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhavan. The gate was constructed by Edwin Lutyens during the period 1921-31 in the memorial of Indian soldiers killed in World War I and Afghan wars.
Inscribed on top of India Gate in capital letters is the line "To the dead of the Indian armies who fell honored in France and Flanders, Mesopotamia and Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and Far-East and in sacred memory also of those whose names are recorded and who fell in India or the North-West frontier and during the Third Afghan War."
Also inscribed on the walls of the huge gate are the names of 90,000 martyred Indian soldiers. An eternal flame Amar Jawan Jyoti (The flame of immortal warrior) burns at the foot of the gate since 1971.
With green lush lawns, Boat club, Children Park around the magnificent gate, it is an ideal place to spend a casual evening. It throws a splendid look at night when the gate is lit up with special lighting effects. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Delhi.