India Gate was built to commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who died in
World War 1, and those who fell in the Third Afghan War. An eternal flame,
“Amar Jawan Jyoti” burns in memory of those who died in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan
India Gate are the stately homes of Indian princes, including Hyderabad House
where many official state banquets are held.
Qila (“Old Fort”) stands on an ancient mound. It is the site where Humayun, the
second Mughal emperor, began construction of his city, Dinpanah.
site has been continuously occupied since 1000 B.C. and offers a full day’s
worth of sightseeing and education about Delhi’s rich
as the focal point of New Delhi during British
rule, today this palace is the President of India’s official residence. For
early risers, the changing of the guard ceremony occurs at 6.30am as weather permits. The nearby Mughal Gardens are also worth