So now, I’m going to generally share brief information on top 5 hottest tourist places of Lucknow (my hometown).This blog is about historical monuments of Lucknow, not new emerging travel places. So if you should be looking to learn concerning the ancient tourist places & historical sites of Awadh (Lucknow), this post is simply for you. Just check it out-
Best Historical Sites in Lucknow
1. Bara Imambara (Asafi Imambara)
Located at the lender of Gomati River & surrounded by lush gardens, built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784, Bara Imambara is one of many top visited and most famous historical places of Lucknow. An original structure of Mughals engineering which provides a spectacular view of Lucknow city from the terrace of the historical monument, contains world’s largest hall without the physical support (beams or pillar), courtyards, holy mosque, embellished entrance, and a mystery/confusing place ‘Bhul Bhullaiya‘ which is really a must see tourist attraction in Lucknow. Generally it opens all days except Monday between 6 A.M. to 18 P.M. So I’ll strongly suggest you to go to Bara Imambara once to start to see the art, galleries, architecture and heritage sights with this masterpiece structure. Ticket cost is about 30/- only per person (Indian). Foreign tourist will need to pay more (More than 200 INR).
2. Chota Imambara (Hussainabad Imambara)
Located near Bara Imambara, well recognized since the palace of lights, Chota Imambara is certainly one of best tourist places of cultural and heritage city of India Lucknow, built by Muhammad Ali Shah in 1838. The handmade beauty on the marble and stone, superb gold-plated, striking interiors with gold edge mirrors & silver throne causes it to be more beautiful when compared to a well decorated worth to go to palace, much more gorgeous than Bara Imambara. This majestic monument is blended with amounts of minarets and turrets surrounded by the well decorated garden. Unlike Asafi Imambara, Chota Imambara opens all days of the week between 6 A.M. to 17 P.M. Entry fee if perhaps 10/- to 20/- per person. However, overseas travels will need to pay extra.
3. Lucknow Residency
A spot which reflect the memories of wars and history, Lucknow Residency is the main one of the finest tourist places in Lucknow, built between 1700 to 1800 AD for the residence of British Resident General as Lucknow was hub of most British actions. But today, this heritage site is the key attraction of Lucknow city that’s well decorated and maintained by the device as you will find a vintage museum that provides glimpse of art (paining on wall), engineering and lifestyle of Nawabs & British period with the photographs of past eras. Besides, British Residency can be referred to as tomb of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan who was initially Nawab of Awadh. So if you should be planning to go to Lucknow for heritage tour, don’t forget to go to here. Because it open all days in week between 10 AM to 15 PM, to help you visit time of the week. And entry fee can be suprisingly low, around 10/- per person. International visitor may need to pay 100/- to 150/- INR onwards.
Jama Masjid, As beautiful as Jama Masjid (Masjid-i-jahan-Numa, Delhi), one of the very beautiful, important and holy places in Lucknow which deserves a unique mention due to the unique architecture and design. It’s the symbol of believe, religion, unity and culture. It can be witness of numerous festivals and religion events of Muslims which celebrated through the entire year. Besides, the beautiful interior, gorgeous outdoor and splendid architecture causes it to be so special. This beautiful yellow sandstone mosque is just magnificent, supported by 260 stone pillars and 15 arched domes which provide ab muscles pleasing to the eyes. However, Jama Masjid opens all days, but it’s better to prevent during festivals and religion events if you should be visiting for sightseeing tour in Lucknow since it becomes much crowded during festivals.
5. Rumi Darwaza (Rumi Gate)
Located adjacent to Bara Imambara, (Rumi Darwaza) built by Nawab Asaf-Ud-dowlah in 1784 which reveal the engineering of Awadh style architecture, now it is becoming logo of the Lucknow city. Rumi Darwaza, an incredibly beautiful sixty feet tall gate, certainly one of my all time favorite tourist places in Lucknow which I’ll definitely recommend for many who want to savor something adventure during historical tourism in Lucknow. However, travel guides and authorities generally don’t allow that. But if you should be tiny bit lucky, you may get the chance to feel the stairs and start to see the spectacular sight of the town from the terrace of the gate.
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