Lucknow Sights and Landmarks Guide, India
The capital city of Uttar Pradesh is Lucknow and it is located along the majestic banks of Gomti River. Nawab Asaf-ud-Duala is attributed to founding and organizing the city of Lucknow. Lucknow is one of the most famous cities in India for its exotic cuisine and 'Chikankari' which is very high quality shadow embroidery work. Lucknow is situated in the north Indian State of Uttar Pradesh.
The popular sights of Lucknow include the following locations: Hussainabad Imambara, Shah Najaf Imambara, Jama Masjid, Kaiserbagh Palace, Bara Imambara, Residency, Botanical Gardens and many more.
Imam Bara: Imam Bara is one of the interesting places to visit in Lucknow. It is a community hall. The size of this hall is 50 meters in length and it is 15 meters high. It claims to be the largest hall in the world. There is no supporting pillar found in that hall which makes it architecturally remarkable. If you enter the hall you must be with a guide. It is also known as Bhul Bhulaiya. It was built by the former Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in the year 1784.
Rumi Darwaza: is an unfathomably decorated gateway that is found on the main road called Rumi Darwaza. It is a replica of a gate in Istanbul. Rumi is a name generally used in the Islamic world for Istanbul. The gateway was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784.
The Shah Najaf Imambara is another place near Rumi Darwaza which has a huge and serene white dome. It is named after the place that has the tomb of Hazrat Ali in Iraq. The Imambara includes the tombs of Ghazi-ud-din Haider and his wife. Haider’s tomb is situated in the center alongside his wife. There is also a European tomb found there. During the Sipoy mutiny, Imambara was used to prevent the British soldiers from invading.
Sikandrabagh Garden: is a spectacular park of the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. It was the former site of the battle of 1857. The National Botanical Research Institute and the botanical garden are now located here. It is opened for the public from 6AM to 5 PM.
There is a school called La Martiniere School situated in the eastern side of the garden. It was built by the French soldier General Claude Martin. After his death, the red brick colonial building was completed and used for as an Anglo-Indian school.
There are a lot of other sights to see in Lucknow and it is very interesting to travel around the city to relax.
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