Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow

Rumi Darwaza | One of the best places to visit in Lucknow

LocationLajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Lucknow (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsRumi Darwaza open 24 hours all days in week, No entry fee.
Place TypePalace & Landmarks, Monument
Place visit withFriends, Solo, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April
Nearest MetroCity 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

  1. 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.
  2. This imposing structure is in the middle of a busy street and now marks the entrance to the old city.
  3. The entrance is an example of Awadhi architecture, with hints of Turkish and Roman design.
  4. 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
  • Hazratganj
  • British Residency
  • Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden

Rumi Darwaza FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Lucknow.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Rumi Darwaza: Rumi Darwaza open 24 hours all days in week, No entry fee..

𝒜. You should visit Rumi Darwaza during January, February, March, April months for best experience.

🛑Note: We don't guarantee for info accuracy.