Literally translating to `Kings way', Rajpath was built by the British to impose and impress.
It was supposed to intimidate and drive home the point that they were in-charge. Even today, when you make your way up on Raisina Hill, you soak in the desired impact that the British Empire was wanting to leave.
Rajpath is the road that runs from National Stadium/India gate towards Raisina Hill, past North and South Block and onto `Rashtrapati bhavan'- which used to be the British Viceroys palace.
The Viceroy's palace now hosts the Presidet of India and his office, while the North and South Block house Government ministries and Military offices.
Fondest memory: Every year, the annual military and cultural parade is held on the 26th of January and passes thru Rajpath.
This modern area of Delhi, from Rashtrapati Bhavan to the Gate of India (see photo) was built in a colonial style to house the Government Buildings since 1931.
The wideness of spaces here make a bizarre contrast with the narrow crowded old part.
The Gate of India Monument is an hommage to indian soldiers fallen defending the British Empire.