The Four Gates to Shahjahanabad
It is said that there were fourteen gateways of Shahjahanabad (the Abode of Shahjahan), of which only four remain. The rest 10 gates have been lost to history. We all have heard of them, but have seldom noticed them when traveling causually around the city. They are at the junction of the old and the New Delhi's and they not only signify this they also hold in their chest the events of times gone by. These are four significant gates of Delhi:-
Delhi GateLocated at the intersection of Asaf Ali Road and Netaji Subash Marg, it was called the Delhi Gate because it opened towards the old cities of Delhi during the time of Emperor Shahjahan.
Located near the ISBT, was called the Kashmere Gate because the road through it eventually led to Kashmir.
Located at Asaf Ali Road, was called the Turkman Gate after Shah Turkman (He was a holy man of great repute. He was also called Biyabani because he lived in the wilderness).
Located at Ajmeri Gate Chowk, Kamla market, the name of the gate seems to come from the location itself.