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Think about Delhi and you are bound to think about New Delhi India Gate. Initially called the All India War Memorial, this historical monument in New Delhi bears the memoir of 90000 Indian soldiers who were killed in First World War. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the construction work of India Gate was completed in the year 1931.The names of the martyrs are etched on the body of this 42 m high India Gate. Amar Jawan Jyoti is a burning shrine underneath the arch of the famous India Gate. The flame honors the immortal warriors of India.The Prime Minister and the President of India and all other visiting guests pay respect to the immortal soldiers, at this site on various State ceremonies, 26 January, Republic Day etc.India Gate today acts as a popular picnic spot for most of the tourists and citizens of Delhi.

 

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The whole day can be spent by watching monkey performance, riding a camel, viewing the soap bubbles that is blown all over the lawns of the India Gate, playing with balloons and more. In the evening, Delhi's India Gate is crowded with evening walkers as well as tourists and mobile vendors. You can taste the typical Indian fast foods, 'fruit chaat', 'bhelpuri', 'chana jor garam', 'dal ka pakodas', aerated drinks from the arcade of vendors stationed there.

 
Shoping  
 

Connaught Place (jewellery, books, art, leather goods and a wide choice of Indian and International Clothes Stores), Central Cottage Industries Emporium (Indian handicrafts and curios). Baba Kharak Singh Marg houses the emporia of all the states of India dedicated to each state's unique art & craft created by traditional and skilled artisans. Janpath (clothes, low priced gifts and souvenirs) and Palika Bazaar (wide range of electronic items) are the famous shopping venues that comes into the mind of tourists who are visiting The India Gate.

 
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