Rumi Darwaza, India

“ मुस्कुराइये आप Lucknow मे हैं।

तेरी नूरानी हँसी खिलखिलाती देख, हर मौसम-ए-शाम दिवानी बन जाए।

जहां जाए बस तेरा ही ज़िक्र हो तू, लखनऊ की ऐसी तहज़ीब बन जाए।”

– सत्यम तिवारी

Read a little history about this beautiful city and location:


The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is one of the most impressive architectural structures in India. It was constructed in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. The Rumi Darwaza is an example of the fine architectural style of Awadh. The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is also known by the name of Turkish Gateway since it is supposed to be identical in design to a similar gateway in ancient Constantinople.

The Rumi Darwaza goes upto a staggering height of 60 feet. The uppermost part of Rumi Darwaza comprises of an octagonal Chatri (Umbrella) carved beautifully that can be accessed by a staircase. The word “Rumi” is derived from the modern day Rome that used to be Istanbul, the capital city of Eastern Roman Empire. The Rumi Darwaza is one of the finest gateways that has been built in Lucknow and is highly inspired by a similar gateway in Istanbul.

On top of the Rumi Darwaza was kept a huge lantern that would light up the structure at night making it look absolutely fabulous. Little jets of water would rush out of the sides of the arch from beautifully carved flower buds thus making it look like a gateway to Paradise. The beautifully carved flowers and designs speak volumes about the unique architectural style and eye for detail.

The Rumi Darwaza is truly a splendor and must visit if you are traveling Lucknow.

This place feels different to everyone who visits. This places reflects back what you hold within. This place reflects back your soul. It’s happy when you’re happy. It’s gloomy when you’re sad. It’s dreamy when you’re hopeful and it’s magical if you are in love. Maybe that is why it’s also called, “Gate to Paradise”.





If you ever get a chance to visit Lucknow, add this to your must visit list!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. A very interesting article. Must spend time here, the next time I visit Lucknow. Really well written

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