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Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow
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Marvel at the imposing structure 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 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 Rumi Darwaza and other attractions to your Lucknow trip itinerary using our Lucknow vacation trip planner.
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  • This place is at its appearance best during the evenings when it is light up . The Rumi Darwaza is right next to the Bara Imambara. There is also the clock tower very close to this place. 
  • This architecture marvel is an Icon for Lucknow .whoever visits Lucknow can't complete his itinerary without including this place .Ideal for shooting picture .The massive edifice looks great as backgr...  more »
  • The Rumi Darwaza in Lucknow, is an imposing gateway which was built by Nawab Asaf-Ud-dowlah in 1784. It used to mark the entrance to Old Lucknow City but over the time things has been changed to fast ...  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... ☺☺👍