The Red Fort

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  • The Delhi Gate (Hindustani: Dili darwaza) is an entrance to the Red Fort in Delhi and is on the Fort’s southern wall. The gate received its name from the Fort’s city. The primary gate is the Lahori Gate, which is very similar in appearance.

    The gate was constructed under Shah Jahan. It was provided with a 10.5 high metre barbican by Aurangzeb, facing west.

    The gateway consists of three stories and is decorated with square, rectangular, and cusped arched panels. These panels are flanked by semi-octagonal towers crowned by two open octagonal pavilions. Red sandstone adorns the gate while the pavilion roofs are in white stone. Between the two pavilions is a screen of miniature chhatris with seven miniature marble domes. Flame-shaped battlements encompass the wall.

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