Sunday, July 3, 2011

Turkman Gate, Old Delhi

Turkman Gate used to be the southern gate of the old walled city, Shahjahanabad. This southern gate was named after the devout Muslim saint, Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani. Turkman Gate was built during the period of 1650s. This is situated in the densely populated old Delhi near Ramlila Ground and next to Ram Sita Market. Like the other gates of Shahjahanabad, Turkman Gate is square in plan and having high arched openings. This gate is not well known among travelers and rather infamous for demolition and firing case happened during Emergency in India (1976). Many people lost their limbs and lives due to police firing during an agitation against demolitions of their houses near to Turkman Gate.

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar.