Turkman Gate was the southern gate of the old walled city. Named after the pious Muslim saint, Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani whose tomb predates Shahjahanabad, Turkman Gate, located near the Ramlila Ground can today be reached by taking the Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg. This gate like the other gates of Shahjahanabad is square in plan with high arched openings. Locally known as Turkman Gate, it is too now amidst one of the densely populated areas of the capital. Delhi has many little known historical treasure troves, which doesn't fail to surprise its tourists, and also those who have spend a lifetime in this modern city with an ancient soul. One of them is the quiet shrine of a thirteenth century sufi saint, just near the chaos of traffic and cacophony of busy Old Delhi life. Dargah of Hazrat Shah located to the east of Turkman Gate, on Asaf Ali Road in Old Delhi, this is the dargah (shrine) of saint Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani. The shrine is regarded as the oldest shrine in the whole of Old Delhi, and is centuries older than the Shahjahanabad- the sixth version of Delhi, that Shah Jahan built as his capital. In fact, many people do not know that Turkman Gate was named after this saint, who expired in 1240 AD; much before the advent of the mighty Moghuls. The saint belonged to the Bayabani sect, a little known sect, whose practitioners believed in praying and living in a secluded place; away from the crowd, in close proximity to the nature.
In the present times, the place around the Hazrat Shah Dargah has become thickly populated, but in the thirteenth century it was not so. Then it must have been a densely wooded area, far from the madding crowd and every distraction; an ideal place for introspection and meditation. However, still the shrine; a simple white building in the shade of a huge tree, attracts a feeling of devotion, and thereby attracts visits of the local people. The shrine is open on all days, and there are no admission charges. Nearest metro station to this place is at Chawri Bazar. It takes about 30 minutes to have a look and feel of the place
Built in the late 1650s, Turkman Gate was the southern gate of the old walled city. . Turqman Gate is located in front of the Ramlila Ground. This place can be reached by taking the esplanade road. Turkman Gate, located near the Ramlila Ground can today be reached by taking the Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg. It is very close to the New Delhi Railway Station. Turkman Gate, located to the southern edge of Shahajahanabad, is named after the Sufi Saint Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani. His tomb dated to 1240, before building of Shahjahanabad, is located to the east of the gate. It is approached from the Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, the old Circular Road, in the vicinity of the Ramlila Grounds. It has a square plan with high arched openings. The tomb of Razia Sultan and Kali Masjid or Kalan Masjid are located in close proximity of the gate. Alauddin Khilji had planned, as part of his ambitious architectural achievements, to build four darwazas (gates) but he could build only one during his life time, namely the Alai Darwaza (1311). This gate is seen at the southern end of the Qutb complex of the enlarged Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, built entirely on the principles of Islamic architecture. The gate made of rectangular bands of red sandstone and white marble has inscriptions of verses from Koran and Hadis in elaborate carvings on its windows. It is a square building- (17.2 m (56 ft)) square with dome with horse shoe pointed shaped arches on three sides and with a semicircular arch on the northern side. The underside of the arches have fringed lotus bud embellishments.