RUMI DARWAZA : LUCKNOW
The Rumi Darwaza was built by the fourth Nawab of Lucknow, Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula and is believed to be like an old gate in Istanbul, which is called Baba-ihmun, and therefore sometimes it is also known as the Turkish Gate. goes.
The gate of 60 feet high is now considered an architectural mirror, but it has been built for a great purpose. In 1748, North India, especially Awadh, was reviving under severe famine and the existence of a large part of the population was at stake. In order to help the people to cross this Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, it was decided to create Rumi Darwaza as well as to make twelve Imam Bada (think that the MNERGA program has been developed to help the poor). In the next two years these fabulous buildings were built and the love of love is now for everyone to see.
Architecture of Rumi Darwaza
The architectural style of the Rumi Darwaza is completely identical with the architecture of Lucknow, and it is quite different from the Mughals. The materials used for the Druze are bricks and then lime-coated, while the Mughals often used red sand stone. This is the reason that the expansion on the door is more complex, which would be impossible to get in the stone.
The door for me is a festival of Lucknow. It seems that tens of musical instruments are playing and inviting everyone to join the celebration. It is no surprise that in recent times the door has become the real symbol of Lucknow whether it is promoting tourism or just building a brand for the city.
Rumi door now
The door has seen generations passing through, and now it is slowly rotting. Structures made with brick and mortar have very little life span compared to stone, which was the content of the choice of the Mughals in the Taj Mahal, and the door is also rapidly decaying, with excessive pressure of development around it. A main road passes through the gate and the vibration of vehicles passing through below is added to the speed of decay.
Apart from this, structural support with the arch ends the vault without the use of litles. If a part of the arches breaks, then it can be moved very quickly in other parts too. It is well understood, yet there has not changed a lot in the area over the last several years.
Recently the entire area was developed as a heritage corridor, and one hopes that in the near future all vehicle transportation will also be completely closed. It is necessary for the existence of many of these monuments in the area.
It would be a little strange if the city loses the symbol which she has adopted so lovingly. So if you plan to stay in the area and look at the Rumi door and other similarly reputed buildings, then I advise you to walk the heritage instead of roaming in your car.
Since this is a gate on the main road, so there is no charge for coming and seeing it. However, I wish they charge the people for more panoramic views around the city, of course, it should be purely based on the structure of the structure.