This Heritage market has now completed 200 years of its existence. Anyone who loves Lucknow, must be feeling delighted. The warmth of its past grandeur and the new transformed look, make Hazratganj, the
Vehicles are now parked in a new multi level parking lot which has a capacity of about 10,000 vehicles.See image below. For parking a Car, you will pay a sum of Rs.10/- only and Rs.25/- for more than 4 hrs. In addition two new parking places have been developed in nearby aras.
Hazratganj in Lucknow was established by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan in around 1810. It is also said that the Nawab firstly made a One Km. road to connect his new Kothi in Dilkusha, which was ready in 1805, so as to pave the way to Royal procession. In fact Hazratganj as it looks now, was established by Nawab Amzad Ali Shah who was also called 'Hazrat' by the royal family members. He was 5th King of Awadh from 1842 to 1847. It appears that the name 'Hazratganj ' has roots in its nick name Hazrat. After the death of Nawab Amzad Ali Shah on 13 February 1847, his son Nawab Wazid Ali Shah got constructed an Imambara in the centre of Hazratganj. It is called Sibtainabad ka Imambara. He is buried at Imambara Sibtainabad. In the year 1857, Hazratganj was got destroyed due to fights between freedom fighters and English. During the year 1860, it was re-established and road of Hazratganj was made wide. At that time, shops for fashionable items, developed there and many shopkeepers used to live above their shops. In the year 1920, when the Awadh's capital was shifted from Allahabad to Lucknow, this place regained its glamour. Today, Hazratganj is not only a bazar but name of a culture. It is rightly said that Hazratganj is a symposium of the old and the new in Lucknow.
During renovation and beautification of Hazratganj in view of its 200 years celebrations, carried out in 2010 to mark and celebrate 200 years of its existence, a cannon ball, weighing around 25 kg. and having a perimeter of 63 cms, was recovered accidentally. The same is preserved and will be portrayed as a prized possession and displayed in Hazratganj in the same way as a statue.
Hazratganj is mainly a shopping area in Lucknow city. It houses on both side of road, showrooms and retail stores of mostly all major consumer
Walking on Hazratganj roads and streets is called 'Ganjing'. This term has been popular among Lucknowities. Hazratganj houses many shopping complexes, banks, restaurants, hotels, Picture Halls, offices and businesses. A Shopping Mall -Sahara Ganj Mall, a decent multi-storied major shopping mall is also located in Hazratganj. It is said to be to be one of the larest shopping malls in the country. It also houses PVR movie theaters besides a huge food court on top floor. A number of Restaurants and food shops offer a variety of food items. If you visit Lucknow, please do enjoy food and snacks in Royal Cafe, Moti Mahal, Aryan, Shukla Chaat Bhandaar, Rover's, Mark's Man, 0522, Barista. Ma Vaishno Bhojnalya, Seema, etc. Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Domino's Pizza, are some popular places to eat pizza. . You can enjoy sweets, food and chat in Moti Mahal and Royal Caf
MAP of HAZRATGANJ
More Historical Buildings in Hazratganj:
Kothi Noor Baksh ( light giving palace), now residence of District Magistrate, Lucknow,was constructed at the behest of Nawab Saadat Ali Khand in the time of Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haider. In 1837, when Mohammad Ali Shah became the ruler of Awadh, Kothi Noor Baksh was handed over to his son Mirza Raftussan. The authentic emblem of Awadh can still be seen here engraved in a stone.
Distance from Hazratganj:
Gomti Nagar: 8 Km.
Indira Nagar: 6 Km
Raj Bhavan : 0.5 Km.
Vidhan Sabha: 0.5 Km.
Rly Station: 3.0 Km.
Air Port : 15 km.
Allahabad: 206 Km.
Gorakhpur: 272 Km.
Kanpur : 88 Km.
Varanasi: 276 Km.
Nearby areas of tourist impotance:
Maqbara Saadat Ali
Begum Hazratmahal Park