From India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan: An evening at Rajpath


A 2.5 Kms walk into the glorious history of India from India gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan along the Rajpath.

Rajpath at sunset

Rajpath (The path of the king) as it’s name suggests is the road connecting the India Gate with the rashtrapati Bhavan. Rashtrapati Bhavan just lies in the west to the India Gate and a walk along the wide roads of rajpath in the evening sunset towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan reminds almost everyone about the glorious and rich history of India when orange sun-rays kiss the red stones of the building. 

At India gateAt India Gate, Delhi

India gate was built in 1931 using red and yellow sandstone along with granite. It stands facing the west to the Rashtrapati Bhavan as a part of the big Hexagonal park called C-Hexagon of which August kranti Maidan and India Gate park are parts of. One can see the Eternal flame in the memory of the martyrs of India and soldiers guarding them. 

On Rajpath, India GateOn Rajpath 

The Rajpath Begins from India Gate. The walk to the Rashtrapati Bhavan from India Gate is accompanied by the parks and several famous roads running around named after important persons in the history of India like Dalhousie road, Mansingh road, Akbar road etc. Beside these roads, there are green parks along both sides of the roads, well maintained and decorated.

Minsitry of Defence office on rajpath North Block as seen from the  Rashtrpati Bhavan side, Delhi

As one reaches closer to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, he is welcomed by the magnificent buildings made up of red and pale sand stone along with granite. These buildings houses are called as north and south block. 
These blocks house important offices like ministry of defense etc.

Rajpath in eveningNorth block a seen from India gate side on the way to Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan at sunsetRashtrapati Bhavan at sunset

In front of the parliamentOur Parliament 

Entry to Parliament is now restricted after the 2001 attack in Indian parliament on 13 December. We could even see snipers at the top of the buildings. 

Notice board at Rashtrapati BhavanTo visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, one has to apply beforehand

India gate in EveningIndia gate at Night

India gate road mapIndia Gate Road Map