Designed by Edwin Lutyens as part of the plans for New Delhi, India Gate originally commemorated the more than 70,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Empire in World War I.
Since then it has become a national war memorial to commemorate the deaths of armed service men and women in other conflicts, including the thousands of British and Indian soldiers who died on the Northwest Frontier and in the Afghan Wars and the Indian troops who lost their lives in the numerous conflicts with Pakistan post-independence:
© Mark Simms Photography (2014)
6 Responses to “India Gate”
Love the B & W.
Thanks Vicki, thats my favourite of the set too 😊
Such a cool gate Mark and you’ve captured it so well. Am I to assume then that you’re traveling in India? When I first saw this, I thought of the Arc de Triomphe.
We were travelling in India….back now. Thanks Em 😊
wonderful all- but yes I love the mono version too. Thanks for including the history of this gate!!
Thanks Cyb……I like including a little history 😊