Kashmere Gate was one of the fourteen gates to the fortified ‘city’ of Shahjahanabad, built by Shah Jahan after he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. It’s location defined the route towards Kashmir from Shahjahanabad. It’s significance is alo associated with it’s use by the British, and the Indian Freedom Fighters in 1857. The British, when they first started settling in Delhi, established their estates in this area. In 1857, the freedom fighters used this gate for attacking the British with cannon balls. Today, the entire area is known as Kashmere Gate; to get to the actual structure, get to Lothian road behind the bus terminus
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