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Rumi Darwaza

Rumi Darwaza

The 60 ft high Rumi Darwaza was constructed during the reign of Asaf-ud-Daula when he was constructing the Bara Imambara. It has often been compared to the ancient Portal of Constantinople and is said to be very similar in design to it.The uppermost part consists of an eight faceted Chhatri, approachable by a staircase. Also known as the Turkish Gateway, the Rumi Darwaza leads into the outer ward of the Bara Imambara. Widely believed to be a facsimile of one of the gates of Constantinople it expresses the heart and soul of Avadh architecture.Its uppermost part consists of an eight faceted chhatri, approachable by a staircase.