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Address: Gaur, Malda 732101, India

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Rich in History, peaceful and tranquil place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 doing dharna so all this sites which are breath taking are left to ruin. As... More 

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Farakka, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

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 when he would pass through the gates, at least that's what they say here. Anyway... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is an under rated gem in my humble opinion. It has such a magnanimous gate that you can only stand and admire it. I loved my time here!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

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. A very photogenic place. One can climb on the sides to have a better view... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

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 gateway measures 73' 4" in breadth and rises to a height of 60'. The gateway... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Dakhil Darwaza is located by the side of a big unpolluted lake. It is sorrounded by lush mangroves. The place is well maintained and worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

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 to be fired from here as a salute(Salami). Hence the gate also came to be... More 

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