Muskuraiye Aap Lucknow Me Hai – this tagline is the heartbeat of the Lucknow city. If you won’t say this tag line to yourself at least once after stepping in the city, your entire trip would be incomplete.
Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh in North India, which has an administrative quarters of high-profile governors, and politicians. As the city was ruled by Nawabs in the 18th & 19th century, it is also popular by the name of City of Nawabs.
10 Major Attractions of Lucknow That You Should See:
1. Chota Imambara:
The Chota Imambara’s infrastructure is itself a mystery. How deeply the creators have manufactured the tiles can’t be explained in simple words. It might have taken a lot of dedication & efforts to establish this building in the year 1838 when smart tools were absent.
Ornamented with the most amazing crystal lamps, and islamic calligraphy, the visual of this building forces you to feel relaxed. You can spend a good time in the evening with your friends or family members. However, to enter you need to pay ₹25 INR, and if you are from another country then you need to pay ₹300 INR.
2. British Residency:
The British Residency is also known by the name The Residency Complex. Built in the 18th century, it was a home to more than 3000 Britishers. At present, the British Residency comes under the Archeological Survey of India.
The best time to explore this abandoned home of Britishers is the summer season, and to enter you don’t have to pay any fees even if you are a foreigner.
3. Dilkusha Kothi:
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, Dilkusha Kothi is one of those places that grabs the attention of tourists. If you are paying a visit to Dilkusha Kothi, you can cover the beautiful view of Gomti river as well.
The Dilkusha Kothi is nothing but just a building which was built in the 19th century where Nawabs of the city used to hang out in the summer season. You can go to this place for a 1-day picnic or for a peaceful walk.
4. Aminabad Market:
Aminabad Market is one of those spots in Lucknow where you can spend hours without feeling tired. The market offers you varieties of products and showcases the actual traditional, and culture of the city of Nawabs.
From beautiful jewelleries, chicken suits to delicious Nawabi food items, Aminabad Market is the perfect place to explore all these things, and that too at a very reasonable cost. If you want to do shopping with less public, then visiting there in the afternoon is the best option.
5. Ambedkar Park:
You might have understood by the name itself what this place will offer you. To step inside the park, you will be charged ₹15 INR. The Ambedkar Park is entirely dedicated to the Indian social reformers who dedicatedly performed their duties to provide social justice, and equality to citizens.
The main attraction of this park is those 62 elephant statues or Pratibimb Sthal. Apart from this, you can also pay a visit to Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Gallery if you are interested to know the political history of the city.
6. Gomti Riverfront Park:
Gomti River flows in the middle of the city of Nawabs, making the night view of it unforgettable. The cool winds, and an evening with friends will make your life full of happiness and fun once you will visit this place with your gang.
The park was inaugurated on 16th October 2016 by the honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the whole park stretches up to 2 kilometers which means you can have a good walk there as well.
7. Constantia House:
The Constantia House was constructed in the year 1785 by Major Claude Martin who was posted as a French General. His idea represents the amazing structure of the European architecture in the building, and the statues available inside the house represent the unique style of Italian architecture.
8. Hazratganj Market:
Hazratganj Market is located near the main railway station of the city from where you can shop all types of products. The market offers products at a reasonable price, and also gives you the vibes of royalty. Spending 3-4 hours in the Hazratganj market would be enough to dissolve yourself into the culture and vibe of the city.
9. Husainabad Clock:
Husainabad Clock tower got a stand on its mark in the year 1881. The whole idea of constructing the Husainabad clock tower was of Hussainabad trust to welcome Sir George Couper who was working as a lieutenant governor of the United Province of the Avadh district. The total investment made to build this beautiful attraction was more than 1.50 lakhs, and today also it is maintained beautifully.
10. Rumi Darwaza:
The Rumi Darwaza is also known as the Turkish Gate that is located in the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. The Rumi Darwaza was built in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula. The infrastructure of the Rumi Darwaza resembles the Mughal Architecture.
The speciality of the Lucknow city is the non-vegetarian cuisines that every individual loves to eat. Some of the other famous things to explore in Lucknow is the market, and collection of fabrics.
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