Roshnai Gate

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Coordinates: 31°35′16″N 74°18′43″E / 31.58769°N 74.31197°E / 31.58769; 74.31197

Roshnai Gate from Hazuri Bagh.

"Roshnai Gate" (Urdu: روشنائی دروازہ‎) or "Gate of Lights" is one of the thirteen gates within the Walled City of Lahore in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It was the main entry point of the Rulers and the other nobles during the Mughal and Sikh Periods. Its extended height and width is testament to its use by emperors' caravans of elephants. Since river Ravi used to flow attached with the northern wall of the Lahore Fort and the Badshahi Mosque, to facilitate the travelers, the gate was profusely illuminated during night. It is for this reason that the gate has been named as “Roshnai Darwaza” or the “gate of light”. It is located in Iqbal Park in Lahore. It is considered to be the oldest gate. This is only city gate that has been preserved in its original shape.

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