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Gour is dotted with many specimens of medieval architecture, out of which the Dakhil Darwaza is the most spectacular one. Surrounded by mango gardens, this was the gateway of the erstwhile Lakhnauti, the Muslim name of Gour. The architecture of this gate is impressive.There are...More
Malda is on the way from Kolkata towards northern Bengal. On the outskirts of Malda there is a small former princely city of Gour which has lot of wonderful heritage of India. Sadle its not maintained as much as it should be. Politicians are busy...More
I liked this one the most among all other monuments in gaur. Its a big gate which was probably the entrance to the kingdom of gaur. Previously it was also called salami darwaza as canons were fired from the top as salami to the sultan...More
I decided to visit Gour just for this Darwaza. I found a photo in a random site which did not disclosed its' identity. Therefore search begins and finally found. This darwaza may not be as big as Fatehpur Sikri, but it has its own presence....More
This impressive gateway built of brick was probably built by Sultan Barbak Shah (c.1459-74 AD) and served as the main entrance on north into the citadel of Gaur. It was also called 'Salami Gate' as salutes were fired from its sides. The facade of the...More
Dakhil Darwaza, meaning entrance gate was probably built in 1425 A.D.This impressive gateway formed the northern entrance to the then fort of Gour and was possibly built by Barbak Shah. It is made of small red bricks and terracotta work. In the past, cannons used...More