Lucknow, capital of India's most populous state - Uttar Pradesh.
Lucknow is a beautiful city that still retains its old world
charm. Your tour to Lucknow will be a truly memorable one
when you travel in India. While arranging for Lucknow sightseeing
tours, make sure that you visit the following tourist attractions
that are worth seeing. The exquisite monuments that were built
during the ancient times are still preserved for the present
to see and cherish.
In the year 1423, Sultan Ahmed Shah constructed the Jama Masjid
in Lucknow. It is built entirely with yellow sandstone and
is known for its intricate style of design and architecture.
The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is one of the most impressive
architectural structures in India. It was constructed in the
year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. The Rumi Darwaza is an example
of the fine architectural style of Awadh.
British Residency Lucknow
The British Residency of Lucknow is a famous historical landmark
of this place. It is now in ruins and has been declared a
protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The Hussainabad Imambara is a major tourist attraction of
Lucknow. The monument was built by Mohammed Ali Shah in the
year 1837. The walls of the monument are decorated with Arabic
verses that have been carved beautifully by efficient craftsmen.
The structure has an imposing white colored dome and many
pillars or minarets. The interiors of the monument are worth
seeing. There are small miniatures of the Taj Mahal on either
side of the monument. The whole structure is bordered with
thousands of little bulbs, which give it a royal look when
illuminated in the evening.
Tila It is said that the original site of the town was actually
at Lakshmana Tila. The story goes back to ancient times when
the brother of Lord Rama, Lakshmana laid the foundation of
the city of modern Lucknow. It was known as Lakshmanpur then.
This place is supposed to be one of the earliest sites of
human settlements in Lucknow.
Between the Bara Imambara and Chhota Imambara is the Clock
Tower of Lucknow. This huge tower was constructed by Nawab
Nasir-ud-Din Haider in the year 1880. The Clock Tower in Lucknow
reaches upto a staggering height of 221 feet and is the tallest
Clock Tower in India. The Clock tower also has the biggest
fitted clock that cost the government around Rs. 1.75 lakhs
at that time.
One of the imposing structures built by the Nawabs of Lucknow,
Chattar Manzil is a very famous tourist attraction of Lucknow.
The most unique thing about the Chattar Manzil of Lucknow
is the strikingly different architecture.
The Moti Mahal in Lucknow is one of the most beautiful monuments
of India. The Nawab of Lucknow, Saadat Ali Khan, constructed
it. The Lucknow Moti Mahal is also known as Palace of Pearls.
The Moti Mahal is located on the borders of Gomti and provides
a spectacular view of the city of Nawabs. The Nawabs used
this palace to view birds in flight and spend time in leisure.
There are three buildings that comprise the whole construction.
The two other buildings are known as Shah Manzil and Mubarak
Manzil. These two buildings were added later by Nawab Ghazi-ud-din
Haider. These were used by the Nawab to watch animal combats
and animal fights. The Moti Mahal is preserved till date by
the concerned authorities and is one of the most popular tourist
attractions of Lucknow.