Location: Rumi Darwaza, also known as Bada Imambara, is located in Lucknow city of state Uttar Pradesh.
Description: Rumi Darwaza is also known as Turkish Gate of Lucknow district. This gate was built by Nawab Asaf-Ud-Dowlah in the year 1784. The Turkish Gate or Rumi Darwaza is a fine example of Awadhi architecture style. This gateway was erected by artists from Rome and due to this reason this gate was named as Rumi Darwaza. This gate is believed to be identical to a Turkish gateway in ancient Constantinople and hence it is also known as Turkish Gate. The height of this gate is about sixty feet and it served as the main entrance to the Lucknow city. This gate cum building has three storeys and it is one of the most impressive architectural buildings in the world. A journalist named George Russell, who worked for The New York Times during 19th century, mentioned that the stretch of road from Rumi Darwaza to Chattar Manzil is the most spectacular and it is better than Rome, London or Constantinople. In ancient era, a huge lantern was placed at the top of this gateway and it used to sparkle with massive lighting.
Activities: Tourists can enjoy the spectacular view of Gomti River and surrounding areas from this gate and enjoy capturing memorable pictures with their friends and family.