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The India Gate is the national monument of India.

Situated in the heart of New Delhi, it was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The monument is inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which in turn is inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus. It was built in 1931. Originally known as the All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It is composed of red and pale sandstone and granite. Originally, a statue of George V, Emperor of India stood under the now vacant canopy in front of the India Gate, but it was removed to Coronation Park together with a number of other British Raj-era statues. Following India's independence, the India Gate became the site of the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as Amar Jawan Jyoti ("the flame of the immortal soldier").

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Comments (5)

sunilkumarbh on November 5, 2011

Hi dear,

nice pics...

Incredible india

Paolo Grassi on November 8, 2011

Thanks a lot, sunilkumarbh, for your visit and positive comment. Best regards. P. Grassi

Paolo Grassi on January 19, 2012

Thanks a lot, pradeep singh yadan, for your visit. Regards. P. Grassi

Paolo Grassi on February 4, 2012

Thanks, thamichraibi, for your visit. Regards. P. Grassi

Paolo Grassi on September 24, 2014

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Photo taken in India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, India

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