Location: One of the gem-like heritages called ‘Ajmeri Gate’ is glorifying the southwestern part of Delhi in Chandni Chowk. This is the passable leading to Ajmer, a place in Rajasthan; hence the place got its name.

Built in: 1644

Historical significance:

  • Ajmeri Gate is the monument witnessing the Sepoy Mutiny or the first war of Indian Independence fought in 1857 at the very destination where the monument of Ajmeri Gate is erected.
  • The madrasa (Islamic school) there is constructed by Nawab Ghaziuddin Bahadur who was the first Nizam of Hyderabad in 1811.
  • The sturdy signpost used to be the main exit point fixed for royal processions that led to Ajmer further ahead which is the Sufi pilgrimage, i.e. Ajmer Sharif.

Structure:

  • Structural-shape: Single arched gate
  • Surrounding: Ajmeri Gate is attached to the hustle-bustle of the trafficking city square. One road leads to New Delhi railway station; the next way is to GB road-the red light district where the largest city bazaar of toilet fittings is located; the subsequent way heads to Chawari Bazaar (the busiest market of Delhi) respectively.
  • West of the gate: The tomb of the founder of mosque is built in the west side of the gate which has been revamped as College premise of Delhi University. And the Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School is also in-run in the old compound of the gate.
  • Safdarjung apartment: The remnant of underground apartments of Safdarjung lies beside the ditch of the gate.
  • Architecture: Unlike other impressive Mughal-made masterpiece structures, it has turrets, niches and battlements.