The Gulab Bari literally is a garden full of Roses and the residence to the glorious tomb of the third nawab of Awadh, Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula who ruled between 1753-1775.This place has a variety of roses surrounding the water fountains.

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 proclaimed this monument to be of national importance.

During Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula’s reign, Faizabad was made the capital of Awadh during which it achieved riches, which it could never achieve again. Many magnificent buildings with great architecture were built in his reign. His wife, Bahu Begum was a woman of great distinction and rank. Faizabad started to perish after the death of Bahu Begum in 1815.


An enclosure wall made up of Lakhauri bricks surrounds the Gulab Bari. Inside it, you can find the tomb of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula along with mosque Imambara, Shahi Hammam, Baradari and a well approached through triple-arched gateways.The tomb of Shuja-ud-daula was constructed by himself during his lifetime which is approached through an imposing gateway. The central room contains the gravestone which is a dwelling place for the graves of Nawab Shuja-ud-daula and his mother. The tomb proper stands in the centre of a Charbagh Garden along with fountains and shallow water channels. The square double-storeyed structure of the monument has an arched verandah on each side, while its upper storey has a three-arched façade decorated by minarets on the corners. The dome of the central room is crowned by inverted lotus and metal top.

It is located in Vaidehi Nagar in Faizabad. It is 4.9km from Ayodhya Railway Station and 3.7km from Faizabad Junction.


It is not only a tourist attraction but also a place of worship for many Muslims. People need to boost tourism so that people are more aware of its significance.


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