Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow

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Address: Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003

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About Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow

The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is one of the most impressive architecture. It was built in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. It is similar in its architectural design to Turkish architecture. The Rumi Darwaza goes upto a staggering height of 60 feet. At the top is an umbrella carved beautifully, that can be accessed by a staircase. The Rumi Darwaza is one of the finest gateways that there is in the country. Atop the structure a lamp was placed that would light up the whole place at night. Jet sprays of water would spout out of it at night from the centres of the flower bud that makes it look like gateway of paradise. The Rumi Darwaza is a must visit if you are travelling to Lucknow.

Rumi Darwaza Information

  • Being a monument of architectural importance, it is expected to maintain the sanctity of the monument.

How To reach Rumi Darwaza by Public Transport

  • Bus: Tai Bus Service and Mishra Bus Service are the nearby bus stops to this place.
  • Auto: There are quite a few auto and rickshaw services available nearby.

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  • Also known by the name, Turkish Gate, the Rumi Darwaza was built in 1784 by the Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. The monument is a massive gateway which is one of the best specimens of Awadhi Style architecture. The monument’s grandness in design is often compared to that of Rome and the Ottoman Empire and marks the entrance to the old city of Lucknow.

  • Beautiful display of Nawabs Architecture .... Grandeur of a background lyk coverall... Especially during night light it glows lyk anything under the street lamps..liting the place to glorify the scenic beauty of so meticulously articated design shape and direction...Epitome of lucknow ancient culture and undoubtedly the emblem of Lucknow....

  • Very nice building of Lucknow made with pulses by Nawab Asif ud Daula.

  • "The 60 feet high Rumi Gate was constructed during the reign of Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784-86." It is said to be identical in design to an ancient portal at Constantinople in Turkey and is also referred to as Turkish Gate........... It is a huge ornate structure, marked by an eight faceted chhatri in its uppermost part .......... In earlier times it was used to mark the entrance to the Old Lucknow City. It is now adopted as a symbol of the city of Lucknow. It was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula to generate employment during the famine of 1784.......... ...........................

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  • Rumi darwaza is an excellent monument of mughal art. But this one needs some maintenance.

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