Gateway to City of Nawabs

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    The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is one of the most impressive architectural structures in India. It was constructed in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula.

    The Rumi Darwaza goes upto a height of 60 feet. The uppermost part of Rumi Darwaza comprises of an octagonal Chatri (Umbrella) carved beautifully that can be accessed by a staircase.

    On top of the Rumi Darwaza was kept a huge lantern that would light up the structure at night making it look absolutely fabulous. Little jets of water would rush out of the sides of the arch from beautifully carved flower buds thus making it look like a gateway to Paradise. The beautifully carved flowers and designs speak volumes about the unique architectural style and eye for detail.

    Taken at Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh, India

    destinatio (very busy), and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. SubinKallingal 55 months ago | reply

      Superb Symmetry...Fantastic....

    2. Sudhamshu 55 months ago | reply

      Ditto to the above commentator. Very well composed. Technically perfect!

    3. kss5 55 months ago | reply

      architecturally superb but seems to require a one big wash down!

    4. shailesh999 55 months ago | reply

      perfect .... !

    5. Rima_B 55 months ago | reply

      thank you all!

    6. destinatio (very busy) 55 months ago | reply

      Marvelous architecture - excellent image !!

    7. ~Ms point of view~ 55 months ago | reply

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    8. MDecio 54 months ago | reply

      wooooooooow

    9. MDecio 54 months ago | reply

      i want to go to india :)

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