|Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Lucknow (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Rumi Darwaza open 24 hours all days in week, No entry fee.
|Palace & Landmarks, Monument
|Place visit with
|Friends, Solo, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|January, February, March, April
|City Railway Station Metro Station (1 KM) Thakurganj Metro Station (1 KM)
About Rumi Darwaza
The Rumi Darwaza is an incredible structure that is the grand gateway between the Bara Imambara and the Chhota Imambara in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It was built in 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah to generate employment during the famine.
It marks the entrance to the old Lucknow city, but as the city of Nawabs developed and expanded it was later used as the entrance to a palace and was demolished by the British Raj after the Indian Rebellion.
Architecture of Rumi Darwaza
The Rumi Darwaza was different from all other Mughal structures which were usually built in red stone or marble. The famine had left the province with scarce resources and thus the door was built with bricks and lime.
Interesting facts about Rumi Darwaza
- Rumi Darwaza stands in the form of a 60 feet high gate between the Bara Imambara and the Chhota Imambara in the city of Lucknow.
- This imposing structure is in the middle of a busy street and now marks the entrance to the old city.
- The entrance is an example of Awadhi architecture, with hints of Turkish and Roman design.
- Rumi Darwaza is one of the most popular heritage structures of the city and is indeed counted among the pride of Lucknow.
How to reach Rumi Darwaza
By Metro:- Nearest to Rumi Darwaza is Pandeyganj Metro Station which is situated at a distance of 2 km.
By Auto:- Being located in the heart of the city, reaching Rumi Darwaza is not a problem. There are quite a few auto and rickshaw services available nearby.
By Train:- It is just 5.5 km away from Lucknow Junction which is the nearest railway station. From here you can take auto or taxi to go comfortably.
Nearby famous places
- Chhota Imambara
- Bara Imambara
- Shahi Bauli Stepwell
- British Residency
- Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden