Rumi darwaza

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    Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 Hours

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    In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, the Rumi Darwaza, sometimes known as the Turkish Gate), is an imposing gateway that was built by Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula in 1784. Awadhi architecture is reflected by it.  Standing sixty feet tall, the Rumi Darwaza was modeled (1784) after the Sublime Porte in Istanbul. Teele Wali Masjid in Lucknow has become a logo for the city of Lucknow, adjacent to the Asafi Imambara. To Old Lucknow City, it used to mark the entrance, it was later used as an entrance to a palace which was later demolished by the British Raj following the Indian Mutiny, but as the City of Nawabs grew and expanded.


    Between Bara Imambara and Chhota Imambara, this massive gate is located. During weekends most of the tourists visit and this place is generally very much busy all day.  As it was earlier constructed of hard brick roadways, the streets are redeveloped. For which the city Lucknow itself is known as – ‘Chikankaari’, the design of the gate presents the most famous industry.  When the gate is looked upside down, it resembles the v-shaped neckline used in chikan clothing. In the “paan” of the Mughal kings, and on the top of the gate some small pillars have been erected, they represent the spice- long which was used as one of the ingredients. The gates were made massive when the emperor enters on his horses or elephants so that they can easily come through. Alongside the construction of its monuments, you can see brick roads that are still there and in use since the time they were constructed.


    Rumi Darwaza, Gate in Islamic Architecture, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA.

    It is believed that, in Constantinople, the gate was modeled after a historical gate. To denote the region roughly corresponding to Anatolia, Rumi refers to Rûm, the historical name used by the Islamic world, or the dominion of the former Eastern Roman Empire. Therefore, “Turkish Gate” in English is translated by Rumi Darwaza in Hindustani.

    Inside/Outside Views

    This pic shows the famous monument Rumi Darwaza Turkish Gate in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

    That is there in the state’s (Uttar Pradesh’s) emblem, the Gate also has Matsya fishes engraved on it. Lucknow is also known as the ‘City of Nawabs’, as the streets represent the very substance of the city. For their tehzeeb (respect towards others) and their very fine manners, the people there are famous. To all people and people of all religions, the Imambara is open. Without harming anyone, they represent their faith to everyone.  There’s a peace of mind and body you can find, when you enter this place it is not about the beliefs.  To be visited and remembered, the Imambara is indeed an amazing place. The Roomi Darwaza is the gate to this small paradise.

    Opening Hours


    Open 24 hours


    Open 24 hours


    Open 24 hours


    Open 24 hours


    Open 24 hours


    Open 24 hours


    Open 24 hours

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is needed.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport is Lucknow Airport, which is located around 14 km away from the city center. Lucknow can be easily reached by air from anywhere in India. Outside the airport, local taxis are available and anyone can avail of taxis to travel anywhere in the city.

    By Road: Lucknow is connected to major cities of India with a wide road network. The main highways that pass through Lucknow are NH28, NH25, and NH56. Buses for Lucknow are easily available from other nearby cities. One can also hire cabs to reach anywhere in Lucknow from nearby places.

    By Train: The major railway station in Lucknow is the Lucknow Railway Station at Charbagh. It connects Lucknow with many other cities of India via a good number of mail and superfast trains. Passenger trains from nearby cities also ply to and from Lucknow. Several other railway stations like Alamnagar, Gomti Nagar, Aishbagh junction, etc. also serve the city. One can take a taxi to reach anywhere in the city from the station.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry your water bottle, and also some snacks. Be polite and make sure that you are not disturbing other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes photography is allowed in the place.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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