Project Description

DEIMOS-2 Image of the Week (acquired on 29/05/2015): India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan

This image features the India Gate (right) and the Rashtrapati Bhavan (left) located in New Delhi, India. The magnificent edifice of Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India and is one of the largest buildings of its kind in the world. The structure made of red and cream sandstone, was designed to be the India’s Viceroys home and was built in eight years, from 1921 to 1929. On the right side of the image we can see the India Gate, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and unveiled in 1931. The India Gate, even though a war memorial, evokes the architectural style of the triumphal arch like the Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, it’s often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The road running from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in the image’s center is Rajpath. The avenue is considered one of the most important roads in India and is the ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi.