Rear Pic. Washing at INDIA GATE
India Gate is constructed as a memorial for the memory 90,000 soldiers who laid down their lives during World War I and second Afghan war in 1919.
Located at Rajpath, New Delhi, it is also known as the All India War Memorial Constructed in sandstone, the gate is 42 meters in height and is popular relaxation area during the summer evenings.
For Delhites gate also act as popular picnic spot during winter.
The foundation stone of this magnanimous structure was laid in 1921 by the Duke of Connaught and dedicated to the nation in 1931 by the hands of Viceroy, Lord Irwin.
The gate has arch at the top .
The height of the arch is 87’6″ internally and136′ externally. India Gate is also credited as the first gate to be constructed in New Delhi.
The names of the soldiers in the memory of whom the Gate was constructed has been inscribed on its walls.