Rumi Darwaza (Best Places to Visit in Lucknow)
The Rumi Darwaza was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1783 when there was a famine and the laborers got employment on its construction. It took 3 years to build it. The gates, symbol of Awadh architecture, are also known as Turkish Gateways. Its height is 60 meters.
It is believed that this door was named after the 13th-century great Sufi fakir Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. From the point of view of architecture, this door is a special important structure of Lucknow.
At that time one crore rupees were spent on the construction of Imambara with this door. 22 thousand people got employment at work here.
The Rumi Darwaza is made of Lakhodi Brint and Badami Lime. There is an 8 aspect umbrella on the top. The design of the door is like the Tripolia door. A mixture of Hindu-Muslim art is seen in this door with unique decoration.
Banarsi Bagh in Hazratganj, the main market of Lucknow, is also known as the Prince of Zoological Garden. Various types of animals and birds are seen in the green environment here. A children’s toy train is also operated.
A government museum has also been built on the campus. Where the collection of stone idols brought from Mathura, the statue of Queen Victorian, and a mummy of Mishra are the centers of attraction among the tourists.