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Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Marvel at the imposingly of Rumi 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 which the traffic splits through the three smaller pointed arches. Named Rumi after Eastern Roman Empire, the predecessor of Istanbul, the structure featured jets of water rushing out of the sides of the arch from stone flower buds. Add Rumi Darwaza and other attractions to your Lucknow trip itinerary using our Lucknow vacation trip planner.
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  • A brief visit, a few nice photos, at night they light up... According to the tradition is a copy of a door that existed in Istanbul.
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  • This gate is integrated with Bada imambara. you can reach to the top of this gate. sun set is famous from this place. River bank is very close to it 
  • u do need someone to actually tell u its significance. Else you will just mistake it to be one of the the other monuments here 
  • Rumi darwaza nearby from Bada Imambara (Bhool bhulaiya) is a big built architecture of Mughals era.. Awesome... ☺☺👍
  • The symbol of Lucknow. Iconic gate built by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula in early 1780s. Majestic, mesmerising, and magnificent.
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  • Love very much to wonder lucknow.
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