India’s Arc d’ Triomphe’s’ stands majestically at the eastern end of Rajpath, the great avenue with wide lawns on either side of it, that leads to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Formerly known as the All India War Memorial, the 42-meter high arch was designed by Lutyens and built in 1931, in the memory of soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War-I. Names of 13,516 soldiers are inscribed on its walls. In 1971, an eternal flame was lit here to honor the ‘Amar Jawan’, the immortal soldier. At night the view of floodlit India Gate is spectacular.
- Post author:Khushi Anand
- Post published:January 15, 2021
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