Kathi Darwaza


This stone gateway, directly north of the white-domed Chetipacha Gurdwara, is part of one of the last remnant sections of Srinagar's late 16th-century walls, originally built by Akbar and stretching for 4.8km.

A road and then stairway from here leads up to the Makhdoom Sahib Shrine.

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4. Makhdoom Sahib Shrine

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5. Badamvaer Gardens

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8. Jama Masjid

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