India Gate Delhi
Standing at 42m tall, All India War Memorial or The India Gate is a symbol representing valor and resilience of 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost their life in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the foundation of the India gate was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921. In addition, to commemorate the lives lost during the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971, Amar Jawan Jyoti, a perennial fame under the arch, was started which burns all day throughout the year to reflect upon the true meaning of love-for-motherland.
As the day falls and the moon spreads it pristine light beams, India Gate transforms from a magnificent "Arc-de-Triomphe" to an artistic site to behold. Flooded with array of lights and various water elements, India Gate makes for an ideal spot to venture out on any day throughout the week and spend time with your family.
That been said, constructed with red and pale sandstone and granite, India Gate carries more than just the ascetic value. It reflects the visceral moments that has and will remain in the heart of every Indian eternally; it is an epitome of sacrifice by few people who made the difference in the life of millions of countrymen by putting them self before the roaring guns and raging battle ships.