Dehhli Gate , Lahore, Pakistan

Delhi Gate is famous for its cloth market and a number of old havelis whose amazing architecture takes the visitors by surprise. Though lying in a crumbled state, an ancient Hindu Mandir (temple) ‘Shawala Baba Bhakar Guru’, is also located in the gate. The Landa Bazar (flea market) across the gate sells recycled clothes at economical rates and remains one of the greatest attractions for a large section of the population.

However, the most striking and beautiful place near the gate is the Wazir Khan Mosque, which is a short walk from the Delhi Gate, through the narrow lanes. Commissioned by Hakim Ilmuddin in 1634/1635, and built in seven years, it is one of the most stunning creations of the Mughal Empire.

 

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