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Tourist Spot in Lucknow

About Lucknow: Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The huge royal mansions, beautiful parks and gardens, historic monuments and museums, wild life sanctuaries, all speak for themselves. Many buildings still exist in the city which were built by the Mughals and are a special attraction for the tourists. The city has a rich blend of Indo-Islamic culture. The shopping complexes selling everything from Lakhnavi chikan to mouth-watering biryani, have the look of a permanent fair.
How to reach:Lucknow is the major junction of northern network
Best Time To Visit: September to February.
Accomodation: Hotels, guesthouses etc.
Local Transport: Bus, taxi service etc.

Place of Tourist Interest in Lucknow

Bara imambara

Bara Imambara: Bara Imambara : It was buillt by Nawab Asafuddaula in 1784 A.D. when Avadh was gripped by severe famine. It shows a blend of Mughal and Rajput schools of building and a shade of the Gothic. The excellence of this structure lies in its extensive interior. The structure took six years to be completed. Built over the hall is the 'Bhulbhulaiyya,' a maze of corridors in a honeycomb of architecture.


Chhota Imambara.jpg: Chota Imambara : Also known as the Husainabad Imambara is a father's parting 'gift' to his daughter. It was built by the third Nawab, Muhammad Ali Shah for his deceased daughter Jenabasia, in 1840 A.D. The appeal of this structure lies in its furnishings comprising exquisite chandeliers of Belgium glass. The glittering brass-domes and ornate architecture of this building made a Russian Prince call it the "Kremlin of India". A small bazaar, known as the Gelo Khana or "Decorated Place", lies inside the imposing entrance of the Imambara and is the home of chikan and bidri workers and of those who make the small clay figures typical to Lucknow. Opposite the entrance is a similar structure, the Naubat Khana, where seven musicians play three times a day in honour of the dead.

Shah Najaf Imambara

Shah Najaf Imambara: Situated on the south bank of river Gomti towards the west of Sikandar Bagh, the building is almost an exact replica of the tomb of Hazrat Ali, the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, at Najaf Ashraf in Iraq. It contains the remains of Ghazi Uddin Haider and his three wives Mubarak Mahal, Mumtaz Mahal and Sarfraz Mahal. Earlier the entrance of the mausoleum was from the Gomti side which has been abandoned now for the south one.

Saddat Ali Tomb

Saddat Ali Tomb: In front of the famous Begum Hazrat Mahal park are the tombs of Saddat Ali and his Begum Khurshidzadi. These tombs are built in the Italian style and are marvels of architecture. The tombs were built by Gaziuddin Haidar, the son of Saddat Ali. The lush green lawns around the tomb were witness to fierce rebel fighting at the time of the 1857 revolt.

Buddha Park

Gautam Buddha Park: Situated in between the Bara Imambara and the Martyrs Memorial, this park has been a recreation ground for children. Rides, similar to those in the Appu Ghar of Delhi, are a big draw. It is also used by political parties to hold rallies now. Nearby is the Elephant or the Hati Park, another recreation park. The lemon park or the Nibu Park of the Bara Imambara is also very popular.