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Bara Darwaza, Old Fort

Old Fort, Mathura Rd, Delhi
In 1533 second Mughal Emperor began construction of a fortified city called Dinpanah, 'the asylum of the faith', the present day Old Fort or Puana Quila. Within a year the wall, gates and bastion were…
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Kashmere Gate

Kashmere Gate, Lothian Rd, Delhi
When Britishers first started settling in Delhi in 1803, they found the walls of Old Delhi city, Shahjahanabad lacking repairs, especially after siege by Maratha Holkar in 1804, subsequently they reinforced city's walls. They gradually…
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Bahadur Shahi Gate

Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Red Fort, Delhi
Salimgarh Fort, which is now part of Red fort complex, was constructed on an island of the Yamuna River in 1546. But a gate called the Bahadur Shahi Gate for entry into the Fort from…
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Talaqi Darwaza, Old Fort

Talaqi Darwaza, New Delhi
The northern gate, is called the Talaqi-Darwaza or the 'forbidden gate' for unknown reasons. On this gate, in the front, carved marble leogryphs in combat with a man are seen above the oriel windows. Built…
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Alai Darwaza

Alai Darwaza, Mehrauli, Delhi
The Alai Darwaza is the main gateway from southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. It was built by the second Khilji Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khilji in 1311 AD, who also added a court to…
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Humayun Darwaza, Old Fort

Old Fort, Mathura Rd, Delhi
In 1533 second Mughal Emperor began construction of a fortified city called Dinpanah, 'the asylum of the faith', the present day Old Fort or Puana Quila. Within a year the wall, gates and bastion were…
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Lahore Gate, Red Fort

Red Fort, Delhi
Red Fort has two well maintained gates namely the Lahori gate and the Delhi gate. The Lahori gate of the Old Delhi city (now only a bazaar square with small remnants at one end) links…
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Turkman Gate

Turkman Gate, Katra Chobey Lal, Indraprastha, New Delhi
Turkman Gate, located to the southern edge of Shahajahanabad, is named after the Sufi Saint Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani. His tomb dated to 1240, before building of Shahjahanabad, is located to the east of the…
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Lal Kot Walls

Mehrauli Village, Mehrauli, Delhi
Anangpal Tomar, or Anangpal I, or Bilan Dev Tomar (731–36 A.D.) was a Chandravanshi Puruvanshi Kshatriya, descendant of Samrat Parikshit. He was the first ruler to make ancient Indraprastha (modern-day Delhi) his capital. Anangpal (one…
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Lal Darwaza

Sher Shah Suri Gate, Mathura Rd, Delhi
Sher Shah Gate or Lal Darwaza located to the south of Khairu’l-Manazil-Masjid is said to be an entrance to the large city of Delhi that Sher Shah built in front of his fortress of Purana…
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Delhi Gate, Red Fort

Red Fort, Delhi
The Delhi Gate is an entrance to the Red Fort in Delhi and is on the Fort's southern wall. The gate received its name from the Fort's city. The primary gate is the Lahori Gate,…
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British Magazine Gateway

Lothian Rd, Mori Gate, Delhi
During the Revolt of 1857, some Company officers and civilians tried to take refuge in the Main Guard, but the sepoys there joined the revolt, and they were slaughtered. Other officers arrived from the barracks,…
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Chaumukha Darwaza

Mehrauli Archeological Park, Mehrauli, Delhi
The Chaumukha Darwaza (Chaumukha in Hindi language means four faces) is inferred as the gate way of Lal Kot since it aligns with Lal Kot walls. It is near the Qutb Complex and has been…
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