Interesting Facts About India Gate
Being the National Monumnet of India, the India Gate is also one of the biggest war memorials of the World.
The foundation stone of India's largest war graves and memorials to soldiers killed in the First World War was laid down on 10 February 1921.
It has the names of Indian soldiers inscribed on its walls, who gave up their lives in the Afghan Wars and World War I.
It is 42 meters high and bears some resemblance to the 'Arc de Triomphe', situated in Paris.
After independence, this war memorial was dedicated to the Indian Army's tomb of the unknown soldiers.
It is the venue for hoisting the Indian Flag on Republic Day parade which was previously hoisted at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
It is also a popular picnic spot for the people who gathered to have a nice time in the lush green lawns and boating areas.
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