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About Rumi Darwaza

Just beyond the Bara Imamabara is the unique imposing, Rumi Darwaza, a gateway to Old Lucknow is said to be a copy of an entrance gate in Istanbul. ‘Rumi’ (relating to Rome) is the term Muslims applied to Istanbul when it was still Byzantium, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. The grand gate is now the symbol of Lucknow’s nawabi era. 


Husianabad Road in Old Lucknow