Turkman Gate

Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

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.

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1. Delhi Gate


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4. Sunehri Masjid


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5. National Bal Bhavan

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7. National Gandhi Museum

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8. Raj Ghat

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