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Turkish Gate or Rumi Darwaza, located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh is a grand gate, which was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in the year 1784. This is a complete example of a great Awadhi architectural structure. This is basically an entrance gate for city of Lucknow. There is a complete stretch, starting from Rumi Darwaza to Chattar Manzil, which is said to be one of the best architectural structures of the world.

Important Tips About Rumi Darwaza

The gate is about 60 feet tall with some of the best artworks present in it. The gate comprises an umbrella, which is pretty high than that of the building structure. This Chhatri or Umbrella can be well accessed with the staircases there.

The name ‘Rumi’ has came from Rome, which was then the Istanbul. This is because; Istanbul had a very familiar gate in that period of time.

Many visitors often come to visit Lucknow just to see this gateway. The gate is known for attracting mainly the foreign visitors here.

So, if you are in Lucknow, it is recommended to see the beauty at night, as you will not feel the same at the daytime. The lantern at the top of the gate is what lights the gull structure and is sure to mesmerize you. Moreover, there are little water jets all around the gate with beautifully planted flowers. In the night, with the perfectly lit lantern and all scenery this place is perfectly picturesque.

So, if you are lucky to visit Lucknow, do not forget to come across this gate.


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