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India Gate – New Delhi

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#travelwithgdp Fact: India Gate, an important monument of the city, is a memorial built in commemoration of more than 80,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I. The monument is an imposing 42 meters high arch and was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens. India gate was earlier named All India War Memorial.

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Golden Temple – Amritsar

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#travelwithgdp Fact: The Langar at the Golden temple serves up to more than 1,00,000 on an average and 2,00,000 people during special religious events. Amazingly, all the food served are donations from the faithful.

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Shimla Hills – Shimla

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#travelwithgdp Fact: The famous Scandal point in Shimla is where the Ridge road meets the Mall road. The name originated as the Maharaja of Patiala fell in love with the daughter of the then Viceroy of India and without wasting much time he eloped with her from this very point. As a consequence of this, the […]

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Wagah Border – Punjab

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#travelwithgdp Fact: The flag-lowering ceremony conducted every evening at Wagah is called the “Beating Retreat” ceremony. It has been conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers since 1959.