Delhi Gate

Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Traffic swirls around this historic city gate, built in 1638 as one of the main entrances to the walled city of Old Delhi, or Shahjahanabad.

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Nearby Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) attractions

1. National Gandhi Museum

0.37 MILES

An interesting museum preserving some of Gandhi's personal belongings, including his spectacles and even two of his teeth. You can also listen to his…

2. Raj Ghat

0.41 MILES

On the banks of the Yamuna River, this peaceful, very well maintained park contains a simple black-marble platform marking the spot where Mahatma Gandhi…

3. Feroz Shah Kotla

0.46 MILES

Firozabad, the fifth city of Delhi, was built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 1354, the first city here to be built on the river. Only the fortress remains, with…

4. Turkman Gate


One of the few remaining 13th-century gates to Shahjahanabad, this is named after Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani, whose tomb lies to the east.

5. Hawa Mahal

0.51 MILES

Today much in ruins, this building with arched chambers was constructed in 1354 purely to support the Ashoka Pillar at Feroz Shah Kotla, which dates from…

6. Gandhi Memorial

0.54 MILES

Mahatma Gandhi was cremated here in this spot in Raj Ghat following his assassination in 1948. The simple black-marble platform is inscribed with what are…

7. Gandhi Darshan

0.58 MILES

Located within peaceful, landscaped gardens, this pavilion displays some interesting photos and paintings documenting the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

8. National Bal Bhavan

0.63 MILES

This old-fashioned, open-air children's centre is a charming hodgepodge, with a polychrome-painted toy train ride, a small arts museum, arts-and-crafts…