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Amar Jawan Jyoti

Quick Facts

Location New Delhi, India
Year of Construction 1921 to 1931
Best time to visit October to March
Timing The Evening after Sunset


About Amar Jawan Jyoti

The reason for existence of Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate is to pay tribute to Jaipur’s soldiers who fought bravely. Amar Jawan Jyoti is situated in Vidhyut Nagar and one has to cross through this place while on his way to visit Vidhan Sabha. This place is one of the most sought after places for evening stroll since the area is beautified with lights. The background of Amar Jawan Jyoti provides an eye soothing effect since the shades in the background changes during the dawn.

History of Amar Jawan Jyoti

Since 1971, Amar Jawan Jyoti that is a flame still burning to pay tribute to the soldiers who laid their lives during the war shines under the shed of India Gate arch. This is the place that marks the bravery of many soldiers. The memorial has been made from black coloured marble that is prevailed with the rifle of the soldiers that stands on the cask and is mounted by a helmet of an Indian soldier. The front of the memorial is adored with the words “Amar Jawan” that mean the Immortal warriors that has been emblazoned in the golden colour.

The memorial stands on a raised platform surrounded by flaming lights on each of the four corners of the memorial. The memorial was un-concealed in the year 1971. On India’s 23rd Republic Day on 26th January, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of the country after the war in 1971 between India and Pakistan, offered her reverences to the soldiers who laid their lives in the war. The practice of paying homage to the martyrs at Amar Jyoti is still done by the President and Prime Minister of the country.
The flag that is hosted at this place on each Republic Day represents Army, Navy and Air force of the Indian origin.

How to Reach India Gate

The first question that comes in the minds of the visitors to Delhi is that “How to visit the India Gate”? The different modes of transport that can be used to visit Indian Gate in Delhi is via metro rail service, hiring taxis or auto-rickshaw, travelling by the government run DTC buses. These wide modes provide easy access to reach India Gate.

By Metro

The closes metro station is the Central Secretariat.

By Bus

The buses from India Gate are well connected.


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