Lucknow- The City of Nawabs

Lucknow, being the capital of Uttar Pradesh is an architectural hub with its skyline crowded buildings of ancient, medieval and modern architectural styles.

The city is very famous for its food, rich culture, music and sultanate heritages.

From those rich heritages, we have dug out few of the sights for you to see Lucknow from our eyes.

  1. Bara Imambara
  • popularly known as Bhul Bhulaiya
  • constructed in 1784 by ther Nawab of Awadh, in a complete devoid style of European elements
  • it has several courtyards and gateways and a bawali(step-well)
  • the central hall is the largest arched hall in the world and is spread over 800 square meters without any ceiling support beams or pillars
  • its labyrinthine passage are interconnected across 489 identical doorways giving a panoramic view of the city.
  • greats secrets of legends are hidden in the long tunnels. So you can maze through it to understand
  1. British Residency
  • considered as one of the haunted place in India, this building has historical importance
  • once served as a refuge for approximately 3000 British inhabitants during the uprising of 1857 revolts
  • compound and walls are still marked from those bullets and canon balls
  • contain around 2000 graves of British soldiers who died during struggle
  • is now converted into museum and a rich cultural site to view.
  1. Hazratganj
  • known as Heart of Lucknow
  • a major shopping destination, established by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan in 1810
  • has several lanes of historical bohemian, frequented by artists and patrons of music, perfumes and poetry
  • today it’s one of the busiest area of the local bazaar and shopping
  • lanes are now beautified similar to the 10Down street lanes
  1. Marine Drive
  • named after famous Marine Drive of Mumbai
  • a picturesque strip road across River Gomti in Gomti Nagar
  • a popular hangout destination for hangout, jogging, cycling and relaxing
  1. Hathi Park
  • Also known as Ambedkar National Park is another recreational center
  • constructed in total Italian style this park has thousands of statues of elephants in black marble
  • Trees planted inside the park are directly imported from Africa
  • the park have been constructed in honor of father of Indian constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Shikha Aakash

Shikha is an decorated Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the tech industry. She is also a part-time IAS aspirant trying fighting to fulfill her dreams. Her preparation efforts make her a keen observer and a clear thinker. She uses her columns usually to express her opinions about her observations of the world and raises important questions.

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