Explore Lucknow

Lucknow, second largest city in northern India, is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub. It continues to be an important centre of governance, administration, education, commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry.

Bara Imambara is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara. Bara means big, and an imambara is a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari.

The 'Bhool-bhulaiya' has more than 1,000 passages and around 489 identical doorways. If you take a guide, he lets you guess which of the four doorways is the right door. The experience just gets better when you guess the right one and the guide asks you to chant with him the bhool-bhulaiya's famous funny rant which goes something like this - "Chaar raaste bhoot. Ek rasta sach, teen raste bhool-bhulaiya."

Chota Imambara also known as Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak is an imposing monument located in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. This Imambara consist of two halls and a Shehnasheen (A platform where the Zarih of Hazrat Imam Husain (a.s.) is kept.) The large green and white bordered hall of Azakhana is richly decorated with chandeliers and a good number of crystal glass lamp-stands. The exterior is very beautifully decorated with Quranic verses in Islamic calligraphy.

Dilkusha Kothi is the remains of an eighteenth-century house built in the English baroque style in the quiet Dilkusha area of Lucknow in India.[1] Today there are only a few towers and external walls as a monument, though the extensive gardens remain. The house was shelled during its involvement in the Lucknow siege in 1857 together with the Residency and the nearby school of La Martiniere.

This place provides for amusements of sorts for all age groups. The greenery at the park graced with a statue of Gautam Buddha. The whole area studded with lamp posts, rides and swings for children and a river body flowing by. There’s boating facility also available in the park. The park has artificial bumps and an attached jhula park with 3-4 rides. There’s availability of snacks and food of all kinds inside the park too. It is an overall fun place to visit with family and children.

Lucknow Zoological Garden is a 71.6-acre (29.0 ha) zoo located in the heart of the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The Central Zoo Authority of India categorizes it as a large zoo. The Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens, was established in the year 1921 to commemorate the visit of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales to Lucknow. The idea of establishing Zoological gardens at Lucknow emanated from Sir Harcourt Butler, the Governor of the State.

The Rumi Darwaza is an imposing gateway which was built in 1784 in Lucknow - India. It is an example of Awadhi architecture. Being an entrance to the city of Lucknow, the reporter of The New York Times that entered Lucknow in 1858 had called the stretch of road from Rumi Darwaza to Chattar Manzil the most beautiful and spectacular cityscape that he had ever seen, better than Rome, Paris, London and Constantinople. The Rumi Darwaza, which stands sixty feet tall, was modeled (1784) after the Sublime Porte (Bab-iHümayun) in Istanbul.

The State Museum in Lucknow was earlier situated in the Chattar Manzil and the Lai Baradari. It was shifted during the year 1963 to the new building in Lucknow Zoo. Initially, there was a collection of Awadh arts and contemporary objects of Awadh.

Kukrail Reserve Forest is located in Indranagar adjacent to Shivpuri colony on picnic spot road. It a good sight seeing place and if you are amazed with crocodiles and natural beauty this is a perfect place for you to visit.