Gateway of India
Gateway of India is a monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai. It is the one and only modern gate in Maharashtra built by the British Government of India. The Scottish architect George Wittet combined the architectural elements of the Roman arch and the 16th-century architecture of Gujarat.
Gate to the Tomb of Aurangazeb of Maharashtra
Gate to the Tomb of Aurangazeb was built with excellent Mughal art and architecture. But now this gate is in ruined form. The Tomb of Aurangzeb is located in Khuldabad. Aurangzeb is buried in an unmarked grave at the complex of the dargah or shrine of Sheikh Zainuddin.
Delhi Gate of Maharashtra
Delhi Gate was built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It is situated to the north of the city facing Delhi.
Mecca Gate of Maharashtra
Mecca Gate leads to the holy city of Islam-Mecca towards the west. This gate has a vast religious significance for the Muslim Community in Maharashtra.
Jalna Gate of Maharashtra
Jalna Gate was built by the Mughals in simple design. It has been restored recently to foster tourism. It faces the Jalna city in the east.
Kaala Darwaza of Maharashtra
Kaala Darwaza leads to the palace fort of Qila-e-Ark that was built by Aurangazeb. The palace had its own fortification walls. It has five gates.
Roshan Gate of Maharashtra
Roshan Gate is bigger in size and height as compared to Jalna gate of Maharshtra. Roshan gate is said to have been named after Aurangezebs sister Roshanara to whom the emperor was much attached and she remained his favourite friend and advisor.
Bhadkal Gate of Maharashtra
Bhadkal Gate is one of the oldest gates in Maharashtra. This gate is the biggest gate in the ancient era of Aurangabad. This was the only gate built in Mughal era. It was built by Murtaza Nizamshah's Vazir Malik Ambar, the ruler of Ahmadnagar, now located in Ahmednagar District. It was built in memory of victory against Mughal Empire in 1612. It is also known as "Victory Gate".
Paithan Gate of Maharashtra
Paithan Gate was built by the Maratha ruler after the downfall of Mughals. This gate is smaller in size compared to other gates.
Bibi Ka Maqbara Gate of Maharashtra
Bibi Ka Maqbara Gate is the entrance of the famous tomb of Dilras Banu Begum, the mother of Azam Shah and the wife of Aurangazeb. It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal in Delhi.
Other Gates of Maharashtra
Some other Gates of Maharashtra are Mahmood Gate, Makai Gate, Rangeen Gate, Katkat Gate, Barapulla Gate, Naubat Gate, Khaas Gate, Jaffar Gate, Begum Gate, Chota Bhadkal Gate, Hathi Gate, Khooni Gate, Mir Adil Gate, Buland Gate etc.
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