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Picnic Spots in Delhi - Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:50:28 AM

Delhi welcomes lovers of flowers and beauty. The green velvety lawns at the India gate lawns are perfect for evening strolls. Visitors ever use this place as making picnic on the weekends. It is a better place for oldies and children for Yoga and meditation. Visitors may find here local vendors selling ice creams, aerated drinks, and balloons. In the evening children can be seen playing on the beautiful green lawns and around the trees that surround the structure. Visitors can enjoy boating in the water bodies alongside the lawns. These lawns are fairly cruisy, but are mainly frequented by army men and the likes. But you should be cautious as there are a lot of male hookers.

Entertainment never ends here as fountains located nearby are also illuminated with colored lights to add further resplendence to the ambience. The fair-like festive environment is enhanced by numerous hawkers selling ice cream, street food, toys and balloons. Just a few meters away from India Gate, there is a beautiful canopy or domed kiosk, with a roof of red sandstone, under which the marble statue of George V once stood. The visitor can stand on the other side of the canopy and can view the entire Rajpath Avenue at a stretch, which is indeed a wonderful sight.
Besides India Gate Lawns the India Gate was built in 1931 and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, this 42 m high stone arch of victory, universally known as India Gate, stands at the eastern end of Rajpath. It was previously officially known as the All India War Memorial. The names of the 90,000 Indian Army soldiers who died in the First World War, Afghan campaign of 1919 and the North-West Frontier operations are inscribed on the walls of this grand structure.In the year 1971, an eternal flame or Amar Jawan Jyoti was lit under the arch of the India Gate to honor the brave unknown, soldier. The flame is flanked by uniformed soldiers, who stand guard over the flame. Near the flame, a shining rifle with a helmet on it is placed on a high pedestal, as a tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in battle. The best time to visit India Gate is after sunset, when the structure is floodlit and the atmosphere becomes pleasant.

Special Event at India Gate:Republic Day Parade: Every year on 26th January, the President of India places a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti to pay his respects to the Indian armed forces. A grand parade then takes place along Rajpath. Marching contingents, tanks and weaponry, as well as colorful floats, folk dances and school children from different parts of India, take part in this resplendent ceremony that celebrate's India's Republic Day.

Swar Utsav: Organized by Delhi Tourism every October, the best Indian classical musicians perform for music lovers, in the beautiful ambience of the India Gate lawns.

It is located less than a mile from Connaught Place and Rajeev Chowk at the eastern end of Rajpath.

Time to Visit: From 7.00am-9.30pm & open on all days.

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station.

Nearest Metro Station: Kendriya Terminal.

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport.

How to reach: Tourists or visitors can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach the monument, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or take the metro rail.

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