Kashmere Gate as we know it was named by the Mughals as it was used to pass through on their trip to Kashmir. This gate forms one of the four gates to Mughal King Shah Jahan’s empire which is now known as Delhi.
Adjoining Kashmere Gate monument and Citi Wall, the elegant and culturally rich ‘Hotel Green Castle’ (Heritage property) holds a great historic value amidst the hustle and bustle of Delhi-6.
The cast iron columns and masonry arches make it evident that the building dates back to the British era. The railing is ironwork with a stucco post.
GI sheet Charuns run along the length of the facade and form a hip roof over each doorway which have semicircular arches with fanlight and the adjacent windows follow the same vocabulary.
The hotel rooms that once hosted Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay (writer), Geeta Dutt (Singer), Kazi Sabyasachi (reciter) are now fully refurbished to uphold the historic value.
The outer enclosures of Citi Wall of Shahjahanabad (now known as Old Delhi or Purani Dilli’)was completely rebuilt by the British. It's about 6.1 mtrs high with battlements and arched recesses on the outer facade. There is a walkway behind the battlements.
At a distance of 50 meters from the property you’ll find yet another unparalleled historic masterpiece. The St. James’ Church was built in 1836 and is one of the oldest churches in Delhi. With a design depicting the renaissance revival style and stained glass windows showcasing the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, this church is a must-visit for all visitors. This church was also the official church for the British Viceroy of India in Delhi.