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The walls of Lahore and Delhi gates were for the general public and Khizrabad Gate was for emperor’s personal use. The Lahore Gate is the main entrance leading to the domed arcade containing shops called the Chatta Chowk (covered bazaar). It was the main public market in the palace and was modelled on Persian Market on Shah Jahan’s Request. Silk, jewellery and other items which catered to the royal household were sold in Chatta Chowk in the Mughal period.

Chatta Chowk leads to a large open space where it crosses the large north-south street that was originally the division between the fort’s military functions, to its west, and the palaces, to its east. The southern end of this street is the Delhi Gate.

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  • Address: Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Delhi
  • GPS: 28.5769458,77.08298209999998

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