The India Gate is located just at the end of the long Raj Path. It's about 4 kilometers away, across from the presidential palace. On this huge avenue people come together to have picnics in the afternoon when it's not so hot and to honor the memory of the soldiers of the First World War. It was built as a memorial to the national army that fought alongside the British during World War I. There's an eternal flame under the arch next to the tomb of the unknown soldier, which never goes out. The construction of the monument began in 1921 when the stone foundation was laid by the Duke of Connaught.