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Bara Imambara - Bhool Bhulaiya : This is the first place to visit. Bara Imambara a beautiful splendid building was built by 4th Nawab of Awadh,
Asaf-Ud-Dowhala and the construction work was taken up in the year
1784. It took 14 years to complete. It was designed by the Architect
Hafiz Kifayat ullah, Shahjahanabadi, a prominent Architect of that time.
Visiting Imambara is a pleasing and unique experience. The Main Hall
is of 163' lengh, 53' and height 50 'and the two halls are Kharbuja
and Suraj Mukhi hall. The Main Hall consists of a number of doors. The
remarkable feature of the Imambara is the absence of pillars for
support to the 50 ft. high main hall. The famous Bhool Bhulaiya (Labyrinth) of Lucknow is constructed on its upper floor . For more information and image :
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Shahi Bawli- the Royal well with bathrooms
This Royal well is in the same campus. This amazing structure is on the eastern side. This is Shahi Bavali. You can go downstairs to see the well with blue water on surface and the bathrooms constructed around the well on ground, first and second floors of the Well.
So what is amazing in it ? You can watch anyone coming inside through the Main gate of the Bawli with the help of a colored image (shadow) in the water of the well. It is said that Nawab Wazid Ali Sah left the keys of his Treasure in this bawli before leaving for Kolkata.
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Asifi Masjid- (Same campus) You can also see on the western side of the Bara Imambara, a beautiful building - This is Asafi Masjid with sculptured domes and minarets, it provides a most splendid
look and many thousand of people of Lucknow reach here on Friday to offer namaz. Please double click the image to enlarge it .
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This Rumi Darwaja - The Signature Building of Lucknow - On the main road - quite near to above complex. L ooks so beautiful that you may not resist your temptation to have a close look at this 3 Storey building It is called the signature building of Lucknow and also Turkish Gate. Since it was made by workers from Rome, hence its name is Roomi Gate. The architecture design was made by Kifayatulla. Read More
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Just after Rumi Darwaja, you will see 221' tall Clock Tower. It is called Hussainabad Clock Tower.
The Hussainabad Clock Tower is truly the finest structure of British architecture in India. It was built by Hussainbad Endowment Trust in the year 1887 at a cost of 1.75 lakhs at that time, to mark the arrival of Sir George Cooper, who was the first Lt. Governor of the Awadh. It was built in the year 1881 with a cost of about 1.25 lakhs. It is 221' in length and 20 sq. in width. The clock of the Tower was brought from London. The Diameter is 13'. It is biggest clock tower of India. At the top you can see direction bird. Presently the clocks are working.
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Hussainabad Picture Gallery in Lucknow is situated near the Chhota Imambara and the Gallery Building is visible from the main road. Built by the third Nawab of Awadh, Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah in the year 1838 for being used as a Royal summer house, Picture Gallery is one of the most liked tourist spot in Lucknow.
It has some very unique and large size photos of Nawabs. It is said that these paintings are made on the Elephant skin and the colours used were made of diamonds. These paintings are amazing. You can find some parts of the paintings moving along with you.. More information : Picture-gallery
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Satkhanda -On the same road near Clock Tower
Built in 1842 by Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah, Satkhanda (now being renovated) looks like the leaning Minar of Pisa in Italy. The Building was not in good condition but still you can see it as shown in the picture. It is matter of great pleasure for all that renovation work has been taken up and soon it will look like as what Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah had thought in his imagination in 1840. *
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Chhota Imambara (Hussainbad Ka Imambara)
Few meters away from
Satkhanda, Chhota Imambara is situated .It is also called the
Hussainabad Imambara and well known as a Palace of Lights.This
beautiful building was built in 1837 -40 by Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah,
the third Nawab of Avadh to serve as his own mausoleum. Attractive
chandeliers brought from Belgium are some of the most appreciated
items. You can see 3 more buildings inside.
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Jama Masjid or Masjid Malika Jahan- on the same road.
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In the year 1839 in Lucknow City, King Muhammad Ali Shah started
constructing Jama Masjid in Tahsinganj area of the city with the
intention to surpass the Jama Masjid at Delhi in size and look. But due
to the sudden death of the king, the construction work of this grand
Masjid was taken up and completed
by one of his wives, Malika Jahan Begum in 1845 AD. It is said that
she spent almost all her treasure in its construction and create an
excellent place Masjid in Lucknow.
Not more than a kilometer away from Laxman Tila, you can view a mook witness of the First war of India's Independence -Constructed in 1775, Residence is a place of historical buildings. You may see here Museum as the rest of buildings are broken. AD. You can view here a two storey Museum . Entry : Rs.5/- only.
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Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan -
In Hazratganj area, this beautful Maqbara was constructed by Badshah
Gajiuddin Haider son of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, This Maqbara is really
beautiful and stones are carved with beautiful designs. The floor
of the building is made of marble and other precious stones. 4 burj
and multiple doors The grave of the Nawab is in underground Tehkhana
with 16 stylist windows.
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Tomb of Begum Murshidjadi
beautiful, Tomb of Begum Murshidjadi is just a few meters away from
Saadat Ali Khan's Maqbara. The dome of the building is most beautiful.
There are graves of Begum Murshidjadi and one of this sons. During
1857 war, freedom fighters kept canons on the on both tombs and
firing was done on 17 March 1858 when Gen. Havloc's 16 soldiers died
at this place.
Shah Najaf Imambara - It
is one of the most liked tourist attraction. Constructed by Nawab
Ghazi-ud-Din Haider in the year 1816 to serve as his mausoleum, this
splendid building attracts a large number of tourists owing to its
historical importance and look.
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Sibtainabad ka Imambara in Hazratganj
Nawab Amzad Ali Shah- who established Hazratganj s buried here.
-In the western part of Hazratganj, a splendid and beautiful building
surrounded by freen garden and housing units, is the Sibtainabad Ka
Imambara, generally neglected by tourists.
Nawab Amjad Ali Shah (1842-1847) is buried at this Imambara Sibtainabad.
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The Constantia , La Martinere College Building
is one of the most magnificent buildings,constructed in eighteenth
century in Lucknow. While some other imposing structures had been
periodically added to it, the imposing centre-point is La Martiniere
“Constantia”, which was the country house of Major-General Claude
Martin. More information: La-Martiniere College Building
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The Chhatar Manzil [Umbrella Palace] or Kothi Farhat Baksh, was first constructed by General Claud Martin for his residence in the year 1781 at the bank of river Gomti in Lucknow. This kothi was bought by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan and later on it was extended by further construction by Nawab Ghazi Uddin Haider. The excellent architecture was completed after his death by his successor, Nawab Nasir Uddin Haider.... Read More
Care: Due to renovation and repairs, and since it has been recently vacated by CDRI, it may not be allowed to view it inside.
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