Lucknow -the city of Nawabs
Hey! people welcome to a new city in the best destinations of Uttar Pradesh.; Lucknow, the city of Nawabs. It is the capital and the largest city of Uttar Pradesh. The city of arts like Kathak and Chikan kari ( the embroidered work it is famous for. The city became North India’s cultural capital now there are two gharanas in Kathak, Lucknow Gharaana and Jaipur Gharana.
THINGS TO DO
Lucknow festival- Music and dance lovers should visit this city in this time as it revisits the Nawabi Mughal era with music and dance. The city welcomes you to its splendor.
HUSAINBAD CLOCK TOWER
It is the largest clock tower in the country. It was designed in 1880; it is shaped like a 12 petaled flower.
It is located next to the Rumi Darwaza. It is the tallest among the clock towers of India. Ruskell Payne designed this 67 m high structure.
The Residency called the British Residency, located in the heart of the city constructed by Nawab Sadat Ali Khan. It was constructed between 1700 and 1800 AD. It was the centre of the siege of Lucknow in 1857.
This structure was built by Asaf ud Daula. It includes a mosque, a maze and a step well with running water. It was completed in 1791. It reflects the maturation of Mughal design especially the Badshahi mosque. It has a large vaulted chamber containing the tomb. This maze has several underground passageways leading inside the city. It is the only maze in India.
The grand palace of Lucknow housing the kings and queens of Awadh. It was constructed by Nawab Ud din Haider. In 1857, this building was occupied by revolutionaries as a a base. Now it has two museums and a library. It has indo European Nawabi style and has chattris constructed in honour of the deceased kings.