India Gate in New Delhi: Amar Jawan Jyoti
India Gate : Monuments in Delhi

 India Gate : Tribute to our Soldiers

Address Rajpath, New Delhi, India


ReasonsReasons to be here -
For Heritage lovers, Explorers, the crazy ones for classic photographs!


Entry Fees Entry Fee -
Free


Visitors Timings Timings-
All days of the week: 12:00 AM-12:00 PM


Travel DirectionWay to reach -
De-board the Delhi metro at Central Secretariat Metro Station and take an auto rickshaw to reach the place or and the best option is to walk couple of kilometers (NOT couple of hours) stretch and savor the short voyage to your destination.


Traveller's PickTraveller's Pick - About India Gate

India Gate is a famous landmark of the capital city, New Delhi. This beautiful monument was made by Edwin Lutyens In the year 1921. This significant landmark in Delhi commemorates the members of the erstwhile whole British Indian Army who were bravehearts of the country and has sacrificed their lives during fighting to save the Indian Empire in the Afghan Wars and World War.

After the era when India got its independence, India Gate turns out to be the site of Amar Jawan Jyoti that is also considered as an Indian Army's Tomb of all the Unknown Soldier of the country. It is one of the important and among the largest war memorials in the entire country.

The most important fact about this monument is Amar Jawan Jyoti which is burning at this shrine since the year 1971. Amar Jawan jyoti represents the flame of all the immortal braveheart  warrior that marks the shrine as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The shrine is made of pure black marble and designed with a rifle placed on its barrel. One can feel amazed after looking at the rifle which is crested by a soldier's helmet. The words- "Amar Jawan" (Immortal Warrior) is purely inscribed in gold on each face of the cenotaph that is also placed on an edifice. This edifice has four torches on all its four corners, these torches are always kept alive.

This patriotic shrine of the India Gate in Delhi was for the first time uncovered on January 26, 1972 by the Prime Minister  of India Indira Gandhi. Since then, it become custom in the Indian history for the President and the Prime Minister to pay tribute at the site during all the State ceremonies. Even while any of the guests visit the state, they usually come here to visit this beautiful patriotic monument in Delhi and pay homage to all the jawans at the site.

NearbyNearby Attractions -

National Museum - A must watch and learn about Indian heritage and get intrigued by century old artifacts within the confinements of single building.

Boat Park - A tourist magnet, it allays your mind and help you take the much needed edge off.


TipTRAVELER'S ESSENTIALS -

Being a security sensitive zone, it is difficult to find a parking space so it is advised to use public transport viz. auto rickshaw or simply walk to reach the destination so as to obviate any kind of inconvenience.


Delhi Map - India Gate
Hotels near India Gate
Hotel Asian International
Address: Janpath Ln, Connaught Place, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 3.0 km W
Phone: 011 2334 0101
Website: www.hotelasian.com
 
Hotel Indraprastha
Address: 17a-54 wea ajaml khan state 110005, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, DL
Distance: 3.0 km NW
Phone: 011 2875 7726
Website: www.indraprastha-hotel.com
 
Hotel The Royal Plaza
Address: 19, Ashoka Road, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 2.7 km NW
Phone: 011 4378 6923
Website: www.hoteltheroyalplaza.com
 
Shangri-La Hotel New Delhi
Address: 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, 110001
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 3.1 km W
Phone: 011 4119 1919
Website: www.shangri-la.com
 
Le Meridien New Delhi
Address: 8,Windsor Place, Janpath, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 2.7 km NW
Phone: 011 2371 0101
Website: www.starwoodhotels.com
 
Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi
Address: 1 Mansingh Road, New Delhi, DL 110011
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 2.2 km NW
Phone: 011 2568 6868
 
The Claridges New Delhi
Address: 12, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi, DL 110011
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 3.8 km NW
Phone: 011 4133 5133
Website: www.claridges-hotels.com
 
Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador
Address: Sujan Singh Park, Subramania Bharti Marg,Behind Khan Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 3.3 km
Phone: 011 2463 2600
Website: www.tajhotels.com
 
Ahuja Residency Golf Links
Address: 193,Golf Links,New Delhi,Delhi,110003
Distance: 2.7 km
Phone: 011 2461 1027
Website: www.ahujaresidency.com
 
Aman New Delhi
Address: Lodhi Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Distance: 3.6 km
Phone: 011 4363 3333
Website: www.amanresorts.com
 
The LaLiT New Delhi
Address: World Trade Centre, Barakhamba, New Delhi, DL 110001
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 3.2 km
Phone: 011 2341 1234
Website: www.www.thelalit.com
 
The Oberoi, New Delhi
Address: Opposite Delhi public School, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi, DL 110003
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 2.6 km
Phone: 011 2436 3030
Website: www.oberoihotels.com
 
Maulsari Bed & Breakfast
Address: Sundar Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Distance: 2.3 km
Phone: 098 10 808281
Address: www.maulsari.com
 
Jukaso Inn, New Delhi
Address: Sundar Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Distance: 1.6 km
Address: www.jukaso.co.in
 
Shervani New Delhi
Address: 11, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Star Rating: 4 star hotel ****
Distance: 1.5 km
Phone: 011 4350 8686
Address: www.shervanihotels.com
 
Ahuja Residency Sunder Nagar
Address: 3, Mathura Road, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Distance: 1.3 km
Phone: 011 4578 5000
Address: www.ahujaresidency.com

Restaurants near India Gate
Chicken Inn
Multi-Cuisine (North Indian, Chinese)
Timings: Noon to 1.30am
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: 13-15, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Phone: 23382288, 23383388, 23386304
 
Gulati
North Indian
Timings: Noon to 1am
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: 6, Pandara Road Market, Shri Barda Ukil Marg, New Delhi
Phone: 23388836, 23388839, 23782949
 
Havemore
North Indian (Mughlai)
Timings: Noon to 2am
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: 11-12, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Phone: 23387070, 23387171, 9891604602
 
Hyderabadi Biryani
Indian (Hyderabadi)
Timings: 11am to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 200/-
Address: 6, Pandara Road, New Delhi
Phone: 65234191, 9810087528
 
Ichiban
Multi-Cuisine (Chinese, Japanese, Thai)
Timings: 12.30pm to 4pm, 7.30pm to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 800/-
Address: 9, Pandara Road, Shri Barda Ukil Marg, New Delhi
Phone: 23386689, 23386599
 
Pindi Restaurant
Multi-Cuisine (North Indian, Chinese)
Timings: 11am to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 900/-
Address: 16, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Phone: 23388703, 23385647
 
Veg Gulati
North Indian
Timings: Noon to 1am
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: 8, Pandara Road Market, Shri Barda Ukil Marg, New Delhi
Phone: 23388830, 23388863
 
Khan Chacha
Fast Food (Kebabs)
Timings: Noon to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 300/-
Address: 50, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 24633242, 9810671103
 
Cafe Coffee Day
Coffee Bar/Lounge
Timings: 8am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 300/-
Address: The Lounge, 1st and 2nd Floor, Shop No. 15, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 32213946
 
L'Opera
Bakery & Confectionery
Timings: 11am to 8pm
Meal for two - Rs. 1200/-
Address: Shop No. 5B, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 47322889
 
McDonald's
Fast Food
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 250/-
Address: 34, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 9899795805
 
Subway
Fast Food
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 500/-
Address: 8C, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 41757605
 
Amici
Cafe, Italian
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 1200/-
Address: 47, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 43587193

Railway Stations near India Gate