Things to do in Lucknow
Sprinkled with Islamic and British Raj–era architecture, stuffed with fascinating bazaars and famed throughout India for its food, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is something of a sleeper: plenty worth seeing, but often overlooked by travelers. Central Lucknow features wide boulevards, epic monuments and several parks and gardens that contribute to an atmosphere of faded grandiosity.
Bada Imambara is a famous for its historical, cultural and heritage importance. It was commissioned by the then Nawab of Awadh, Asaf -ud-Daula in 1784. It includes the large Asfi mosque, the Bhul-Bhulayah and a summer palace with running water. This is a religious building belonging to the Shia Muslim sect.
The Chhota Imambara, or the Imambara of Hussainabad, is one of the most beautiful and attractive buildings in the old city of Lucknow. It was initially a congregation hall for Shia Muslims that was built by Muhammad Ali Shah, who was the third Nawab of Awadh, in 1838.
The British Residency
The British Residency of Lucknow, which is also a Residential Complex served as the headquarters for the generals of the British East India Company. However, with the 1857 uprising, this once composed complex turned into a British refugee camp during that revolt.
The Rumi Darwaza was built in 1784-86 and is a 60 feet high entrance, with no visible supporting fittings. It is also known as the Turkish Gate because it is modelled after Bab-i-Humayun gateway in Turkey,
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