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Roomi Darwaza, Lucknow

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Marvel at the imposing structure of Roomi Darwaza, an impressive gate in downtown Lucknow. Modeled after the Sublime Porte in Istanbul, this 18 m (60 ft) tall gateway features an elaborate carving of the main arch flanked by two slim observation towers. Built in 1784 in Awadian Mughal tradition, the gate guarded an ancient entrance to Lucknow through the main pointed arch, masterfully carved on the outer rim. After this point, traffic on the road below splits through three smaller pointed arches. Named Rumi in honor of the Eastern Roman Empire--the predecessor of Istanbul--the structure features jets of water rushing out of the sides of the arch from stone flower buds. Add Roomi Darwaza and other attractions to your Lucknow trip itinerary using our Lucknow vacation trip planner.
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  • This is an impressive gateway , with the upper part comprising of an octagonal chhatri (umbrella) It is an imposing structure resembling the architecture of Turkey. This can be easily viewed from the ...  more »
  • Just stop by this Darwaza for some time while on your road to Bara Imambara and watch the beautiful scupture.It is a great piece of ancient work.  more »
  • Place is one of the famous tourist site in Lucknow have architectural history... a great place to visit in winters... in summer this place might b a lot hot... highly recommend this for tourist pleasu...  more »
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  • Also called the Turkish gate and the entrance to the city of Lucknow, Roomi Darwaza stands as a spectacular monument near Chhota and Bada Imambada. One of the must visit places in Lucknow.
  • Ancient Mughal architecture, proud of Awadh Nagri..........
  • Located in hussainabad area in Lucknow earlier it was the gateway of lucknow.Example of the amazing persian architecture, nearby places are Bada imambara,chota imambara, art gallery,bhoolbhulayya and clock tower Looks most beautiful during moharram when it is decorated with lights
  • Its very nice architecture by mughals, near by bada imamwada or a different name bhul bhalaiya
  • Rumi darwaza nearby from Bada Imambara (Bhool bhulaiya) is a big built architecture of Mughals era.. Awesome... ☺☺👍