The India Gate, a beautiful and historic national war memorial in New Delhi, was built in memory of the Undivided Indian Army who died during World War I and the Third Afghan War between 1914 and 1921. Made of red and yellow sandstone, the India Gate is surrounded by a beautiful garden and a series of fountains and pools. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who sought to create a classical structure that would keep Western influences separate from Indian architectural traditions. The result is often described as similar in appearance to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The cornices of the India Gate are adorned with the sun,
symbolizing British Imperialism, and an installation of a rifle capped by a war helmet on its plinth is situated below the arch. This black marble structure is surrounded by four urns containing flames that burn permanently to pay homage to Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the wars. The heart-moving monument is illuminated at night, creating a beautiful and poignant effect.

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