Designed by Sir Edward Lutyens,this 42 meter high structure is a memorial arch in honour of the 70,000 Indian Soldiers who died in the First World War. The eternal flame stands in memory of the Brave Indian Soldiers.
This Official residence of the President of India was formerly the Viceregal Lodge. It is the highlight and crowning glory of Sir Lutyens. It is located in an area of 130 hectare and the palace has 340 rooms.
Apart from national and international trade fairs taking place through the year, the sprawling ground also houses the Nehru Pavilion, Atomic Energy and Defense Pavillions.Skills of the Indian artists are on display at the Crafts Museum and the state Pavilion.
The temple is a marvel in pink sandstone and white marble that is 141 feet high, 316 feet wide and 370 feet long with 234 ornate pillars, over 20,000 sculptures and statues of deities, eleven 72-foot-high huge domes and decorative arches. The whole monument rises on the shoulders of 148 huge elephants with 11-feet tall panchdhatu statue of Swaminarayan presiding over the structure.
Made of the marble, cement, dolomite, sand and shaped like a lotus, it is meant for the secular worship of god. It is about 40 meters tall surrounded by nine ponds. The temple has to its accreditation being recognized all over the world as one of the most visited edifices in the world with almost 50 million people having visited the temple since its inception in 1986.