Enthralling Places to Visit in Lucknow
Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is several things rolled into one where travelers can indulge in history, culture, fun, recreation, shopping, food and leisure. From buildings of the British era to Mughal edifices, and amazing amusement parks to serene gardens, street markets, and religious temples, there are numerous places to visit in this City of Nawabs. Check out the best places to visit in Lucknow that tempt explorers to book hotels and flights online and come over.
Among the most famous historical places in Lucknow, dates back to 1784. The monument built by Asaf-ud-Daula, who was a renowned Nawab of Awadh. The structure’s complex houses a large mosque (Asfi Mosque), a labyrinth famously called the Bhul Bhulaiya, and a stepwell known as the Shahi Baoli. The monument has two large gateways leading you to a central hall, which said to the world’s largest vaulted chamber.
Chhota Imambara a smaller imambara complex situated near the Bara Imambara. The building constructed by Muhammad Ali Shah after the great war of 1857 as a mark of love to his late father Asaf-Ud-Dowlah, who died fighting for the Nawab of Awadh. The monument consists of a mosque, Langoor ki Masjid or Jogna Makan. The main hall’s ceiling decorated with intricate wooden carvings that will surely evoke awe from you. There is a labyrinth complex situated behind it that built during Emperor Akbar’s reign.
Rumi Darwaza is the only surviving gate of the Nawabi era, one of the most beautiful historical construction. That is built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784. It also known as Turkish Gate. Sitting between the Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara, the structure showcases the grandeur of the Awadhi style of architecture. The gateway is 60 feet tall and usually used as a logo for Lucknow city.
Also known as Umbrella Palace, Chattar Manzil was once the mansion of the Awadhi rulers and their wives. It is a must-visit tourist place in this royal city. True to its name, the building has an umbrella-shaped dome. This majestic structure depicts elements from different styles of architecture, most importantly from the European style. Currently, the building has turned into a government office, yet it often visited by tourists who come to witness its’ architectural beauty.
Among the best places for shopaholics in Lucknow, the Aminabad Market is the oldest market in the city, operating. Since the times of the Nawabs. Famous for embroidered chikan garments, the market is also a hub. That is for fashionable jewelry, footwear, carpets, bed sheets, and local handicrafts. You can find everything here at budget-friendly prices. Ensure that you polish your bargaining skills before heading to Aminabaad. To curb your hunger pangs, there are numerous great eateries in this area. Such as Wahid Biryani, Tunday Kababi, Kalika Chat House and much more. Do not forget to try the local Lucknowi cuisine at these restaurants.
Plan to visit in Lucknow now and immerse in the timeless charm of Lucknow.