Oriental Scenery/Part 3/Plate 5

No. V.

THE PUNJ MAHALLA GATE, LUCKNOW.

The plainness and simplicity of this edifice is more striking than the richness of its decorations; a circumstance seldom occurring in gateways belonging to Mahomedan princes. This gate leads to a palace erected by Nawaub Sujah ul Dowla, a building of considerable magnificence, and which has been much enlarged by his son Nawaub Assoph ul Dowla.

Lucknow is six hundred and forty-nine miles from Calcutta on the river Goomty, which falls into the Ganges near the village of Siedabad below Benares.

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The Punj Mahalla Gate, Lucknow.