India Gate and The Gateway of India

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India has fascinating monuments such as the Gateway of India and the India gate

India gate

The India gate was built by an English architect named Edwin Lutyens. Edwin Lutyens is famous for building several war memorials and public buildings. He played an important role in designing and building New Delhi and iconic buildings such as the Rashtrapati Bhawan which was then called the Viceroy’s House.

He was born on 29 March 1869 in Kensington, London and died on January 1st, 1944 in Marylebone, London.

Why was the India Gate built?

This gate was built as a war tomb for all the soldiers who died when the war took place. This magnificent gate was built to honor those soldiers who died. This structure was built in Delhi and is a popular site to see. This gate was built on 10 February 1921 and every year on the Republic Day, there is a parade from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.

Gateway of India

Located in Mumbai is a beautiful structure called the Gateway of India.

The gateway’s arch has a height of 26 metres (85 feet) with its central dome being 15 metres (49 feet) in diameter.

This beautiful structure was built by George Witter as a triumphal arch to memorialize the visit of King George V and Queen Mary on 31 March 1913. The place is synonymous with Mumbai and attracts thousands of visitors.  Right opposite the Gateway of India is the iconic Taj hotel.


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