Lahore Fort Complex: Alamgiri Gate
Lahore, Pakistan
The Alamgiri Darwaza, or Alamgiri Gate, was built under the patronage of Awrangzib (1658-1707). It is situated on the eastern edge of the Lahore Fort, and leads by way of a sharply angled passage, to the large courtyard of the Diwan-i-Amm, the most public area of the fort's administrative areas. The gate is characterized by what some have called a 'softening' of the Mughal style in its later years: the fluted towers flanking it rise out of carved lotus buds, and are topped by small kiosks.

Sources:

Koch, Ebba. Mughal Architecture. Munich: Prestel, p125, 1991.

Chaudhry, Nazir Ahmad. Lahore: Glimpses of a Glorious Heritage. Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications. pp. 138, 288, 1998.

"Alamgiri Gate". World Monuments Fund Panographies. http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/asia/pk/lahore/shahiQila/alamgiriGate.html. [Accessed February 2, 2006]
Location
Lahore Fort, Lahore, Pakistan
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Part of Site
Events
1673-4
Style Periods
Mughal
1526-1858
Variant Names
Lahore Fort Complex: Alamgiri Gate
Alamgiri Darwaza
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Building Usages
gate
military