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Rajpath : The ceremonial boulevard of India

Rajpath meaning “King’s Way” is the ceremonial boulevard for India. It runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to National Stadium. This avenue is lined on both sides by lawns with rows of trees and ponds. Unarguably, the most important stretch of road in India, where the annual Republic Day parade takes on January 26.

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Rajpath

After climbing Raisina Hill, Rajpath is flanked by North Block and South Block. Finally it ends at the gates of Rashtrapati Bhavan. North Block and South Block, also called the Secretariat Buildings. North Block hosts the offices of Finance and Home ministries. South Block hosts External affairs and Defense ministries .

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North Block

The Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. It was the Viceroy’s residence before India’s independence.

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Cannon outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Rashtrapati Bhavan

India Gate

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India Gate is India’s war memorial arch in honour of those who died in the first World War and second Afghan War. It is also India’s memorial of the Unknown Soldier.

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India Gate

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India Gate

Before every republic day march past, homage is paid by the prime minister and the three service chiefs to the “unknown soldiers” at the eternal flame that was lit after the 1971 Indo-Pak war under the arch of India Gate.

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2 Responses to Rajpath

  1. Crosswordsguy March 4, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Today I chanced upon link to your Travelogue thru my friends blog “Make Way For Jo”. And since morning I’m continuously reading ur blog starting from “The First Email”. It is amazing that you guys came all the way from US to discover India.

    Its surprising that I’m settled in Delhi since past year but still haven’t gone to Rajpath or Lodhi Garden. U guys have inspired me to visit at least these places with my family.

    All the best for your Incredible India Journey! 🙂

    • Savi March 4, 2011 at 11:31 am #

      Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by!

      Yeah, it has been an incredible journey so far. And starting our travels with Delhi was the best thing ever! In terms of history and architecture no other city can beat it. I absolutely adore it! You are lucky to be living there!

      – Savi

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