Best Places to Visit in Lucknow (The Capital of Uttar Pradesh): The city of ‘Nawabs’ Located at the banks of the Gomti River. Lucknow originated during the Suryavanshi Kings. It is popular for gardens and unique architectural buildings.
It is said that earlier this place was named Laxmanpur after Laxman. Later, the name became Khanpur, Lakhnavati, and then Lucknow.
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Rajput, Mughal, Iranian-Arabic, and common north style construction art are seen in beautiful buildings here.
Best Places to Visit in Lucknow
The Nawab Asaf-Ud Bada Imambara, built-in Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, is considered to be the largest constructed work in India.
Its architectural marvel and engineering are amazing. Construction of this miraculous religious building was started in 1784 AD, which took 14 years to complete. The entire building is made up of Lucknow bricks and lime plaster.
The small Imambara with a golden and big dome was built by Mohammad Ali Shah in 1937 AD.
It also houses the mausoleum of Mohammad Ali Shah and his daughter and son-in-law. Its lightroom comes in beautiful buildings. It is a beautiful creation with a dome, minaret, and garden.
The famous Chhatri Manzil built in Italian style is unique. The viewer is mesmerized by seeing the adorned Belgian glass structures, precious chandeliers, candles, and candelabra.
The building has magnificent Diwan Khana, rooms, cellars, and tunnels. The beauty of the building adorned with domes and arches is made towards the Gomti River. The Central Medicinal Research Center has now been established here.
1857 memorial museum
The year 1857 witnessed the first freedom struggle where the British officers used to live. Presently it has been declared as a National Protected Monument whose round marks on the walls still tell the story of the struggle. The building which has been converted into khaddar is still visible.
This museum was built with a view to preserving and displaying the events of the 1857 freedom struggle. Here the model of residency, old photos, inscriptions, pictures, documents, antiquities, etc. of the time are displayed.
The museum is closed every Monday. The white marble monument on the banks of Gomti in front of the Residency is built in memory of the martyrs of 1857 AD.
Rumi Darwaza (Best Places to Visit in Lucknow)
The Rumi Darwaza was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1783 when there was a famine and the laborers got employment on its construction. It took 3 years to build it. The gates, symbol of Awadh architecture, are also known as Turkish Gateways. Its height is 60 meters.
It is believed that this door was named after the 13th-century great Sufi fakir Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. From the point of view of architecture, this door is a special important structure of Lucknow.
At that time one crore rupees were spent on the construction of Imambara with this door. 22 thousand people got employment at work here.
The Rumi Darwaza is made of Lakhodi Brint and Badami Lime. There is an 8 aspect umbrella on the top. The design of the door is like the Tripolia door. A mixture of Hindu-Muslim art is seen in this door with unique decoration.
Banarsi Bagh in Hazratganj, the main market of Lucknow, is also known as the Prince of Zoological Garden. Various types of animals and birds are seen in the green environment here. A children’s toy train is also operated.
A government museum has also been built on the campus. Where the collection of stone idols brought from Mathura, the statue of Queen Victorian, and a mummy of Mishra are the centers of attraction among the tourists.
Clock Tower (Best Places to Visit in Lucknow)
The 221 feet tall clock tower in the center of the city was constructed in 1887 AD at a cost of 1.20 lakhs. This clock tower is globally renowned for its construction style. There are clocks in all four directions above it. Picture Gallery is located at some distance from Clock Tower where pictures of all the Nawabs of Lucknow can be seen.
Other Attractions in Lucknow
- Jama Masjid
- Laxman Tila
- Saadat Ali’s Tomb
- Law Martinair
- Gautam Buddha Park
- Gomti River
- Ambedkar Park (Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar memorial)
- Moti Mahal
- Indra Gandhi Tara Mandal
- Lemon Park
- Marin Drive
- Hanuman Setu Temple
- Manokameshwara Temple
- Hanuman Temple of Aliganj
- Bhootnath Temple
- Cathedral Church
- Janeshwar Mishra Park