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  • October 26, 2017

3 Must-Visit Tourist Places in Lucknow

Popularly known as the ‘Capital of Uttar Pradesh’ and ‘City of Nawabs’, Lucknow is a renowned tourist destination in India. Located on the banks of Gomti River, Lucknow is famous for magnificent monuments, Nawabi heritage, historical gardens, informative museums, and delectable Awadhi dishes. Despite of modernization and unprecedented growth, the city has successfully maintained the old glory and charm.

Owing to fascinating archaeological sites in Lucknow, a horde of domestic as well as international travelers visit the city throughout the year. Residency is one of the most sought-after tourist hotspots in the city. Popularly referred to as Residency Complex or British Residency, it consists of several buildings. Constructed during 1780-1800 AD by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan II, it served as British Resident General residence. Surrounded by lush gardens and terraced lawns, guests can enjoy magnificent views of Gomti River from Residency. From 1 July 1857 to 17 November 1857, Residency was subjected to Siege of Lucknow.

Built in 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula, Rumi Darwaza is among the most impressive architectural monuments in India. “Rumi” is acquired from Rome, once that was Istanbul (capital of Eastern Roman Empire). Depicting Awadh architecture, it seems to have similar design as ancient Constantinople. Also referred to as Turkish Gateway, Rumi Darwaza is the finest gateway and inspired by gateway in Istanbul. The 60-feet high gate is adorned with carved flowers that makes it look gateway to Paradise. Upper part of the monument consists of octagonal Chatri that is carved beautifully following a staircase. It is must-visit attraction while on a trip to Lucknow.

Bara Imambara is another popular point of interest that was founded in 1784 by Nawab of Awadh – Asaf-ul-Daula. The monument was built as relief project part in 1784. Also known as Asfi Imambara, it is the renowned monument of Lucknow. Constructed after the name of Lucknow’s Nawab, it is a worship place of Muslims. Every year, Muharram, the religious festival is celebrated here. Bara Imambara central hall is considered as biggest arched hall across the world. The construction of the monument is unique as blocks are placed together using interlocking system without use of beams and girders. In addition, it is also known for incredible maze, called Bhul Bhulaiya. From the top of the monument, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city.

If you are a true lover of Indian cultural heritage and wish to admire the beauty of these architectural sites, then book “The Indian Panorama” itinerary from Maharajas’ Express today! To know more about this splendor tour or for booking, click here!

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