Rumi Darwaza

Rumi Darwaza

  • Lucknow
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • India
  • Time Required 1 hour
  • Entry Fee No entry fee
  • Established by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula
  • Constructed in 1784

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Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow Overview

In the heart of Lucknow, Rumi Darwaza is like an old guardian angel over the busy traffic. It has seen the city of Lajpatnagar fall and rise. Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow has an Awadhi architecture and still brings the nostalgia of the past. This city still has old features like that of the Tonga cart which is mesmerising and one should try.

There is a charitable reason behind the construction of this famous Rumi Darwaza. The Nawab of Lucknow, during 1748 when the feminine struck made out a way to feed his countrymen as well as gave them something to be proud of and cherish a lifetime.


The Rumi Darwaza was built by the workers in exchange for food as per the plan. Back in history, the Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow acted as a gateway built to the city and the royal palace. The architecture is quite amazing and flattering and it stood in the Byzantine empire which is now known as Istanbul.


Though with time the Rumi Darwaza was stopped from being the royal doorway to the palace it never lost its charm since the day one. You can see it from the culture and heritage of Lucknow still today. It is incorporated as one of the parts of the modern world and was never abandoned. The structure stands as a glory of the past.

The place remains still filled with crowd and pandemonium through the arch of this Darwaza though it runs both sides on the roadways. The rush of the vehicles and the flowing time has somewhat weakened it but it still stands as something majestic and strong.




Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow was built based on a very noble though of the Nawab during that point of time and crisis. Large portions of North India and regions of Awadh was facing serious threats from the feminine in the year 1748. During this point of time, the Nawab, Asaf-Ud-Daula, took a decision made decided to set some kind of construction project which can work as a food campaign in exchange for some labour.


This will give employment to the people and will also increase the economy of the state and will help the people of the state to have a better living. Along with the towering gateway known as the Rumi Darwaza, he also made the project Bara Imambara. It didn’t take much time to build the structures and it still standing today. In just two years, the fruit of two labour was making its way to the Old City of Lucknow and it was a critical situation during that time.




Like all the other old cuties of Northern part of India, the Rumi Darwaza is also like any other Islamic structure which dominates the city. Its style is different and quirky than the other Sultanate and Mughal empires. The architecture of Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow, is somewhat the same as the Nawabi Gharana popular architecture in the Awadhi region. It completely syncs and matches like them. The Nawabs of Lucknow used Limestone instead of red stones which were popular during the time of Mughal and was used in their famous architectural structures. There was a reason for using Limestone, which was that one can have a detailed design on the limestone than on the hard stone.


The Rumi Darwaza has a good height and at the height of 69 feet, there is a small thing called the Chhatri. This Chhatri is an octagonal place that is placed on minar or pillars. It looks like an umbrella which is why it is caller Chhatri. From the top of it, you can look at both sides of the gate. In the old days, a staircase led you up. So it can be said that it was used to light up a big lantern over the place or was used for vigilance.


The whole structure is decorated with beautiful patterns of flowers and leaves and other detailed designs. The massive door looks decked up and beautiful due to those designs. It has four minarets at four different corners and it kind of stretches out on all the sides taking a shape like a building than that of a gate.


Best Time To Visit


Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh is located in the Northern Plains of India. This place is good to go throughout the year. But the best time to visit this place is during the winter season. The location of this place makes this place receive a decent amount of rainfall and extreme temperature in summers. During winter the temperature is pleasant and perfect for your excursion.

Summer season: The summer season in Uttar Pradesh is followed by extreme temperature rise in some regions. It starts in the month of April and lasts until the end of June. The temperature is around 48 ree Celsius during summer. The average temperature of this place then ranges between 25-45 degree Celsius at night. Although one can come to a visit Lucknow in summers the hot weather is not suitable for excursions.

Monsoon Season: In Uttar Pradesh, you will get to see a decent amount of rainfall in the season of Monsoon. The rainfall may vary as you move from western to eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh. The season of monsoon starts from July and it last till September. The humidity is high and the rain is unpredictable during this time.

Winter Season: If you want to witness the pleasant weather of Uttar Pradesh, come here in the months of October to March. This is the time of winter here and the temperature here is 8-24 degree Celsius which is good for an outing.


How To Reach?


Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow is located in the centre of the city and it is easy to reach there. You can get hold of a car or a taxi or any other vehicle from your accommodation and reach here without any trouble. It is around 5.5 kilometres away from the nearest railway station or the Lucknow Junction.

Enjoy your holidays in Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow and have a memorable experience.


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