The construction of Vilayati Bagh in Lucknow is attributed to King Ghazi-ud-din-Haider (1814 - 1827) who built this
Made of Lakhauri bricks in lime-surkhi mortar, it is roughly square on plan measuring about 200 m x 200m with high enclosure walls which served as screen wall for the ladies of the royal family. The garden has two entrances, pricipal being on the West and second on the East which leads towards river Gomti.
Designed on Awadh style, building on the north-west corner has few cells on either side with a courtyard in the
Once the entire complex had magnificent garden with beautiful flowers and plants of European variety which were carefully grown there. This garden was extensively damaged during the First War of Independence in 1857-58.
Besides, two more cells made of bricks masonry were added later on the
Location: It is located between Dilkusha Kothi and Kothi Bibiapur in the Cantt. area of Lucknow. It is quite to near to Hazratganj You may hire a taxi or an Auto-rickshaw upto Dilkusha Garden, Lucknow. After crossing Railway Crossing, take a turn towards left. You will see Vilayati Bag here.
The whole area is surrounded by greenery and a large number of varieties of trees and plants. In addition, owing to its location -being the bank of River Gomti, you will feel a cool breeze blowing always. The natural environment, prevailing silence and chirping of birds remind us the then great royal time of Lucknow.
Note: This place is being renovated by ASI and it is hoped that the Vilayati Bagh will soon appear as beautiful as it was in 1814 during Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haider's time.
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