Lucknow

The city of Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow has always been a multicultural city. The city of Lucknow is located on the banks of the river Gomti. Lucknow is called the city of the Nawabs. Lucknow is considered a historic city.

Lucknow was considered the capital of Awadh. Lucknow became important in 1522 when it was captured by Babur, the first Mughal ruler of India. In 1775, the capital of Awadh was shifted from Faizabad to Lucknow. The city became the cultural capital of North India. Lucknow is also known for its elaborate cuisine and Chikankaari, or excellent shadow-work embroidery on fine muslin cloth.

 

Visiting places in Lucknow

 

Bara Imambara

Bara Imambara

This is considered to be one of the most famous monuments there. Bara ImamBara This is one of the most famous for the Bhul Bhulaiya that lies there. This Bhul Bhulaiya is the belief that there are 1024 ways to get inside to go in but only 2 to get out. Bara Imambara is also known as Asafi Imambara. There is a central meeting room here which is considered to be the largest meeting room in the world.

Chota Imambara

Chhota Imambara is also known as Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak. Chhota Imambara was built in 1838 by Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah of Awadh.In the early days, it was designed as a congregational hall for the devotees of the Shia community. The Nawab and his mother have since been buried there. The building is also known as the Palace of Lights because of its decorations and chandeliers during special festivals, like Muharram.

British Residency

The British Residency was built between 1780 and 1800. It was the headquarters of the generals of the British East India Company. It was once the residence of the British Resident General. More than 3000 British residents were served at home during the Indian Uprising of 1857. The graves of all the colonizers who died during the siege of Lucknow are located at the site of a nearby British cemetery.

Rumi Darwaza

Rumi Gate is also known as Turkey Gate. Rumi Darwaza was built in 1784 under the patronage of Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah. The Rumi Gate stands a pillar sixty feet high in the old city of Lucknow. Which is the striking door.

Ambedkar Memorial Park

Inception known as the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal, the Ambedkar Memorial Park is located on Vipul Khand of Gomti Nagar. Named after Baba Saheb Ambedkar, the park is dedicated to Jyotiba Phule, Birsa Munda, Kanshiram, and many other freedom fighters including Shri Narayan Guru. Everything in this garden is made using red sandstone purchased from Rajasthan.

 

 

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