Rajpath, or King’s Way, is a grand boulevard running through the heart of New Delhi from Rashtrapati Bhawan through India Gate and on to the National Stadium. The 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) stretch of road, considered one of the most important in India, is home to some of Delhi’s top attractions, making it a perfect starting point for a walking tour of the new city.
Designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (also responsible for India Gate), Rajpath was meant to offer an uninterrupted view of the new city from the Viceroy’s palace, today the residence of the President of India.
Begin your explorations of Rajpath at Rashtrapati Bhawan, flanked by the two nearly identical Secretariat buildings. As you make your way toward India Gate, you’ll pass the National Museum on your right. Just past India Gate on the right sits the National Gallery of Modern Art, another worthwhile attraction on Rajpath.