Ajmeri Gate is one of the gates of the city of Shahjahanabad. The
original structure has remained nearly unchanged all these years. Of the
main 13 gates of Shahjahanabad or walled city, Ajmeri Gate located on
the southwest of the walled city is the most significant in the
chronicles of History. Situated near the New Delhi Railway Station, the
Ajmeri Gate is among the four existing gates that have remained intact
and have somehow escaped demolition. Ajmeri Gate was named so because it
was through this gate that the road to the city of Ajmer passed. Almost
symmetrical in plan, the Ajmeri gate has a square formation. The gate
has been built with high arched openings. During the reign of Emperor
Shah Jahan, all these gates were well guarded and were closed at night.
They were the only inlets to the city. Ajmeri Gate has been restored and
is at present surrounded by a lush green park.