Kathi Darwaza in Srinagar

A fine specimen of the splendid Mughal architecture, Kathi Darwaza is the main entrance gate to the Hari Parbat Fort

A fine specimen of the splendid Mughal architecture, Kathi Darwaza is the main entrance gate to the Hari Parbat Fort | Photo credit: Raina-anil/wikimedia

Kathi Darwaza Overview

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Kathi Darwaza is the main entrance gate to the Hari Parbat Fort, which majestically stands atop a hill, overlooking Srinagar. It is a fine specimen of the splendid Mughal architecture that evolved during the reign of the influential Mughal Empire. A domed chamber flanked by two bays is present at the centre of this imposing gateway. The ceiling and walls of this grand entrance are adorned with Persian inscriptions, which provide an insight into the Persian traditions followed by Mughals.

  • Photo Opp

    This gateway leads visitors to the famous fort that appears to be guarding the city. They can click pictures of the gate, which reflects Mughal style of architecture and features elaborate Persian inscriptions.

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Hazratbal Road, Rainawari, Srinagar, 190003, Jammu and Kashmir