located in the central part of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Major Tourist Attractions :
The Bada Imambada, Rumi
Darwaza, Husainabad Imambada, Residency, Jami Masjid.
Best Buys :
Lucknawi chikan embroidery sarees, kurta,
salwar kameez, shirts, bed sheets, and embroidered cushion covers.
Best Activity :
Try the Lucknawi Cuisine.
Nearby Tourist Destinations :
Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is located on the banks of the
Gomti River. Lucknow could be termed the cultural center of northern India
where people are too polite and have their own charming culture and
tradition, difficult to find elsewhere.
beautiful city with parks, palaces, gardens and imposing architectural
monuments, Lucknow became one of the most celebrated centers of Oriental
opulence, music, dance, drama , poetry and scholarship during its glorious
days of Nawabs (1775 AD - 1856 AD). The exotic and highly cultured Lucknow
with all its pomp and splendour is very much able to accommodate the
modernity, keeping the tradition and culture alive altogether. The land of
endearing 'Pahkle Aap' Tehzeeb (culture), Lucknow is also renowned for its
silks, perfumes, jewelry, mouth-watering cuisines, and nawabi etiquettes.
Tourist Attractions Lucknow
The Bada Imambada
The Bada Imambada was built by Asaf-ud-Daula in the year 1784. Its
construction was a part of the famine relief project, where a number of
labourers were appointed to build this Imambada. It is a huge vacant hall
with a length of 50 m and a height of 15 m. Close to the Imambara is the
Bhul Bhulaiya - an amazing maze that might need a tourist guide to get
Rumi Darwaza was also also built as a famine relief work during the famine
of 1783. Said to be a facsimile of one of the gates of Constantinople, this
towering monument (60 ft high), can match any similar structure in point of
beauty and splendour.
Also known as Husainabad Imambada, this imambada was constructed by
Mohammed Ali Shah in 1837. It is believed to be the mausoleum of Mohammed
Ali Shah himself. The main imambada is topped by a golden dome, which is
supposed to be the tomb of Ali Shah and his mother. There also lies the
incomplete watchtower called the satkhanda just opposite the tomb. There is
also the tallest clock tower estimated to be 67 m high overlooking the
Jami Masjid is the largest mosque of Lucknow. The construction of this
Masjid was commenced by Mohammed Shah and was completed by his wife after
his death in the 1840s. There are wonderful paintings on the ceilings with
the leaf and fruit bowl patterns, a luring view of the place.
The remains of Lucknow Residency presents a clear picture of the British