Shahi Qila


Situated in the heart of the city on the left bank of the Gomti, Shahi Qila was built by Feroze Shah in 1362 A.D. The inner gate of this fort is 26.5 ft. high and 16 ft. wide. The central gate is 36 ft. high. Atop this there is a huge dome. Muneer Khan had got its majestic front gate built for security and it was decorated with blue and yellow stones. Inside, there is a bath in Turkish style and a Mosque too. There is an an enchanting view of the Gomti River and the city from this fort. The mosque, built by Ibrahim Banbank, carries the imprints of Hindu and Buddhist architectural styles.