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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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  • Must watch place in Lucknow I regularly used to visit this place it is near to my college.Must go place. 
  • A beautiful gateway. On the road. Could be better preserved like most sites in lucknow. Walking distance from most major attractions. 
  • Caught sight of this on a drive by - looks so magnificent. Need to read up on the history though. Just plain beautiful!!! 
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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... ☺☺👍