Lucknow – City of Nawabs

Population:  36,81,416
Average Climate

Summer: 25°C – 42°C
Winter: 12°C – 22°C

Best Time to visit:October to March

Tourist Attraction In Lucknow
The city of Nawabs defines etiquette and civility in the most august manner. Divinely situated along the banks of Gomti River, Lucknow is not only known for its “Tehzeeb”, but also for its culture, music, art and poetry. As one of the oldest cities of India, it decorously connects to the history of India, retrograding to the 13th century. After the acquisition of the Nawab of Awadhs, the city rose to the glories of one of the most intellectual cities with superior class and culture. The mannerism of its denizens and their much refined way of living totally changed the face of Lucknow.
The versatility of this endearing city is spread across a wide orbit. It excels in almost every dimension one could possibly think of. Right from music, dance and culture to beauty, sophistication and architecture, Lucknow has the best of them all. For centuries now, the city has been one of the prime metropolitan cities of India. The grandeur of its popularity also makes it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the country. Every year thousands of tourists throng the city to be a part of its mystical charm and tantalizing warmth.

Places Of Interest

Hussainabad Imambara
Hussainabad Imambara: Located in the City of Nawabs, Hussainabad Imambara or the Chhota Imambara, is one of the most mesmeric buildings of Lucknow. Muhammad Ali Shah, the third Nawab of Awadh, built the Imambara in 1837 that served as his own mausoleum and has the tombs of Muhammad Ali Shah and his family members. The imposing decorations at the time of special festivals have popularized it as the Palace of Lights.
Its gold-plated white dome and several turrets and minarets gracefully enhance the beauty of the structure. The interiors have been decorated with exquisite chandeliers which were exclusively brought from Belgium. The walls are enriched with Arabic calligraphy. The royal structure is the creation of thousands of workers who worked on this project to gain respite from famine.
Ambedkar Memorial
Ambedkar Memorial: Sprawling across an area of 107 acres, the Ambedkar Memorial is a majestic structure commissioned in the name of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar to honor all those who devoted their lives to humanity, equality. Red Sandstone, which was specially imported from Rajasthan, was used in its construction. A gateway at the Gomti River lets you in to the very vast complex, at the centre of which you see the 112 feet high stupa. It is surrounded by countless pillars, elephant structures some other formations. The park has a serene atmosphere which becomes even more celestial at night when the entire place is illuminated with colorful lights.A step inside the memorial will let you see a statue of Dr. Ambedkar, seated on a chair. There are several other statues showcasing his biography.
Bada Imambara
Bada Imambara:Bada Imambara – The name itself speaks about the grandeur of this masterpiece in Lucknow. Every segment of its structure has a story to narrate and to honour its builder, Asaf-ud-Daulah (then the Nawab of Awadh), this shrine is also called as Asafi Imambara or Imambara-e-Asafi. The main complex consists of a large, vaulted central chamber, with no beams supporting its ceiling and is revered as one of the largest arched constructions in the world. A three dimensional labyrinth or bhool bhulaiya with dark corridors and 489 identical doorways is fascinating yet requires courage or a guide to be explored or you’ll be lost. Also the 60 feet tall, embellished gateway called Rumi Darwaza, the Asfi Mosque and surrounding lush gardens cannot be left unnoticed.