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.

15 comments:

Amrita said...

So familiar, invokes old memories when i visited my relatives who used to live here

Bhupesh said...

:)
Delhi has so many things to be captured!!
Specially the old delhi!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting post. I always love to hear more about the history of a region --as I see the pictures. What happened in 1976 does not bring back many happy memories --although I enjoyed seeing that gate. Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Janie said...

The recent history of the gate sounds very sad. But the way you showed the window through the gate close up and then farther away is an interesting technique, slowly revealing its surroundings.

Sharodindu said...

Thanks all :)

@Amrita & Bhupesh- Old Delhi itself is a hub of memories... I simply love the place:)

@ Besty- you are right... we should look at bigger frame... Thanks a lot for stopping.

@ Janie- thanks for the comment...I tried zoom out the gate using different shot... i'm very happy that you liked it :)

We Cognize said...

very nice to see one of my most visited city, Delhi! Though I think I had never seen that gate :)

Amin said...

Wonderful architecture!

Al said...

Infamous or not, it's an impressive gate. Nice photos.

birdy said...

Thanks Sharodindu for sharing this historical aspect of Delhi. This is a part of our rich cultural heritage.

Tina said...

Nice photos! :)

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots. Never knew about this.

Spicy Sweet said...

Interesting post. Good clicks and information.

magiceye said...

beautiful images and informative too

marghoob said...

hi all, i m marghoob alam i live in old delhi in turkman gate.. I love very much this city..

marghoob said...

its very beautifull city.. I know very well about turkman gate. B'coz i m living here.. If anybudy want to know about more turkman gate then mail me.. I'll guide pesonally to all who intrested to know turkman gate.,