Lucknow

Lucknow, a large city in northern India, is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Toward its center is Rumi Darwaza, a Mughal gateway. Nearby, the 18th-century Bara Imambara shrine has a huge arched hall. Upstairs, Bhool Bhulaiya is a maze of narrow tunnels with city views from its upper balconies. Close by, the grand Victorian Husainabad Clock Tower was built as a victory column in 1881.

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1857-Memorial Museum Residency, Lucknow is one of the major tourist attractions in the city. Located on the MG Road, the Museum is situated at a distance of mere 3. 7 km from the Lucknow City center and it takes only 15 minutes to reach the monument via the Mahatma Gandhi Marg by a personal vehicle. This prominent monument is one of the most important historical monuments in the city.

1857-Memorial Museum Residency is a historical monument that houses the ruins of the Residency that are reminiscent of the Sepoy Mutiny that shook the foundation of British rule in India in the year o...

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Aliganj Temple is a hindu temple near Aliganj Purani Chungi in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the most famous temple in the city and is known for its history. It is located within city limits and is 5 kms from the city center.

Hanuman Temple is a famous hindu temple situated in Lucknow, which is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and is the main attraction for the celebrations of Bada Mangal festival which is celebrated one the first Tuesday of the Jeth month every year. The temple is famous because of its history and shows the culture and tradition in Lucknow. It date backs to th...

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Ambedkar Park embodies the parity between a budding modern Lucknow and its reverence for the past. Raised over a mammoth area of 107 acres, it just adds a feather on the cap of Gomti Nagar, the largest planned residential complex in the world, right within the city limits of Lucknow. Like any other place of the city, Gomti Nagar runs an extensive network of transport services both public and private. From public buses to prepaid taxis, a vehicle will cross a house in almost every 5 minutes. The synergy of autos with other forms of transport is commendable. An auto will take you to places where...

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Aminabad Lucknow
Within Lucknow city limits
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Aminabad is a large bazaar located in the heart of Lucknow, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The main product is chikan embroidered garments. The Aminabad Bazaar of Lucknow has operated since the time of the Nawabs of Awadh. Aminabad is made. Since the time of Nawabs, the market boasts of its unmatched fashion, and being one of the oldest markets, it is still surrounded by buildings and architectures of nawabi era.

As the day breaks, the streets of Aminabad are glittered with the sequins and colors of silk and muslin. Shops sell fashion products, ornaments, jewelry, fashion ga...

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Asifi Masjid, Lucknow
4.9 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Reflecting the beauty and grandeur of an era gone by, Asifi Masjid stands as one of the grand mosques in the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. Built by Nawab Asif-ud-daula and designed by the famous architect Kifayat-ullah, Asifi Masjid is a part of the complex of Bada Imambara and lies at the north-western side of its courtyard. The Masjid is situated at a distance 4. 9 kms from the Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station.

The masjid is elevated at a great height above ground level. A flight of around 28 stairs leads to the mosque which further comprises two grand prayer halls where prayers are of...

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Bara Imambara, Lucknow
Within Lucknow city limits
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The Bara Imambara, being at the top of every visitor’s priority list, is located within the limits of the Lucknow city. Contrary to the way out of its labyrinth, reaching the Bara Imambara is quite easy, be it from any part of Lucknow city. A bus, cab, auto rickshaw, cycle rickshaw, or even Tongas (horse drawn carts) are readily available to take you to the Imambara. There are two kinds of Auto rickshaw facility in Lucknow: the ‘Tempo’ and ‘Auto’, easily identifiable by their emblematic green vehicle and grey uniform of the drivers. While a ‘tempo’ is exclusively meant for public conveyance se...

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Built in the honor of Begum Hazrat Mahal, the park is located at Rani Laxmi Marg, Qaiserbagh. It is situated in the heart of Lucknow.

On 15 August 1952, the government built a memorial in the old Victoria Park to honor the beautiful and brave lady Begum Hazrat Mahal. Begum Hazrat Mahal or the Begum of Awadh was the second wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. Her husband was exiled to Calcutta. After a brief reign, she took part in the revolt of 1857. She died in Nepal in 1879 at the age of 59. The beautiful stone pathway leads to a flowing fountain, pretty flowers and trees. This place wi...

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Bhool Bhulaiya, Lucknow
6 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Bhool Bhulaiya is a labyrinth - a maze structure - which is located in the premises of Bada Imambara in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It can be understood as a place with many different paths where one can forget directions and paths and can get lost easily. It is located within city limits and is 6 kms from city center.

The labyrinth which consists of about thousand passages and around 489 identical doorways, the bhool bhulaiya in Bada Imambara in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh was commissioned by Asaf-ud-Dowhala, the forth nawab of Lucknow in 1784 due to the drought year to help the poor ma...

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Bhootnath temple is one of the most famous temples in the Lucknow City. Located in the heart of Indira Nagar, the temple is situated at a distance of 7. 4 Kms from the Lucknow city and can be reached in just 20 minutes via Lohia Path by a personal vehicle. The temple is also surrounded by the infamous Bhootnath Market of Lucknow.

The Bhootnath Temple of Lucknow is one of the oldest shrines in the city holding very important religious importance. The entire structure is painted entirely in white and is mesmerising to see. A magnificent statue of Lord Hanuman is installed in the main...

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Butler Palace has become a major tourist attraction for tourists in the Lucknow City. Located in the Butler Colony, Janakipuram, the Palace is just at a mere distance of 3. 8 Km from the Lucknow City and can be reached in just 10 minutes by a personal Vehicle. Butler Palace is renowned for its conflicted history and eerie reputation.

The Butler Palace in Lucknow was built by the Raja of Mehmoodabad in the year 1919. The foundation stone of the monument was laid in 1915 by the then Deputy Commissioner of Avadh, Sir Spencer Harcourt Butler. It served as the official residence and hom...

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The historical city of Lucknow is famous for the multiple temples that dot its various regions. One of such temples is the Chakra Tirth Temple, which is located at the holy place of Naimisharanya, a land steeped with Hindu mythology linking it to Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Sati and Lord Shiva. It is located within Lucknow city limits.

Chakra Tirth Temple itself is colored with many myths and legends related to the Mahabharata. It is believed that Chakra Tirth was the place where the 'Chakra' of the Hindu god Brahma stopped and went inside the earth, declaring that particular ...

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Chandrika Devi Temple, Lucknow
10 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Located in Lucknow city-limits, Chandrika Devi temple is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated goddess Chandi in Uttar Pradesh. The tourist attraction is 10 kms away from the city limits. Many locals visit Chandrika Devi temple on a daily basis.

Also known as Mahi Sagar Teerth, Chandrika Devi temple was founded by Rajkumar Chandraketu, son of Lakshman, according to mythology. During Ashwamedha Yaga, Lakshmana's son, Rajkumar Chandraketu was travelling on the banks of River Gomathi. On his way back, he had to rest in the dense forest and hence he prayed the Goddess for his safety....

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The Chattar Manzil is located within the limits of the Lucknow. It is the palace where the Nawabs resided and hence is a major tourist attraction. Transport facilities are therefore regular and convenient. Public buses and auto rickshaws have specified routes to this monument.

Standing beside the Gomti, like a guardian, the Chattar Manzil used to be the residence of the glorious Nawabs of Lucknow.  The palace got its name from the gilded umbrella on its dome that glitters as sun rays reflect on its surface. This giant canopy is also the reason why the palace is known by the name of...

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Better known as the City of Nawabs, Lucknow is home for art and architecture. Lucknow has numerous monuments in its territory built by various rulers and by multiple dynasties. Among those, Chotta Imambara is an excellent construction by the Nawab ruler, Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah in 1838. The monument is a 20-minute drive from the center of Lucknow, or it is 5. 5 kilometers from Lucknow city center. It is located in Lucknow city limits.

Lucknow has many public Imambaras, but two of them are especially famous - the Bara Imambara and the Chotta (small) Imambara. Bara Imambara is a marv...

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Chowk, Lucknow
5.4 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Chowk translates to Market in Hindi, the Chowk Market is one of the oldest markets and residential locality in Lucknow. The Chowk is part of the Old Lucknow and has very contarcted areas not advisable for free driving. This is the place where one can see the Cultural and Historical heritage of Lucknow City. Located at the heart of the City, Chowk is 5. 4 Kms from Lucknow Junction.

Chowk is the oldest market and residential area of Old Lucknow, the history and culture of Lucknow is clearly at take in the streets of the Chowk Market. There are numerous items at display in the market....

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Constantia House, Lucknow
Within Lucknow city limits
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Constantia House, Lucknow lies in the Constantia district of Lucknow. The Economist has described its Constantia building as "perhaps the best-preserved colonial building in Lucknow". La Martinière Boys' College was founded by an endowment from the wealthy eighteenth-century Frenchman, Major-General Claude Martin (1735–1800), who was an officer in the French and later the British East India Company. Martin acquired his fortune while serving Asaf-ud-Daula, the nawab wazir of Awadh, and was reputedly the richest Frenchman in India. Constantia, the palatial building which now houses the Boys' Col...

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Dilkusha Kothi is one of the major historical monuments in the city of Lucknow. Located on Bibiapur Marg in the Cantonment area, it is situated at a distance of mere 3. 3 Km from Lucknow, U. P. and can be reached in just 10 minutes via Mahatma Gandhi Marg by a personal vehicle. It is one of the hidden gems of the city, rich in Nawabi history and culture.

Dilkusha Kothi also referred as The English House or Vilayati Kothi was built during the reign of Nawab Saadar Ali Khan, The then Nawab of Awadh. Built over a span of five years, from 1800-1805, the Kothi was initially intended as ...

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Situated in the Vipin khand area of Gomti Nagar, the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Park lies within the city limits and is easily accessible via public transport vehicles. Private cars are also considered an option as the park provides ample parking facilities.

Developed by the Lucknow Development Authority, the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Park is an island of nature isolated from heat belts across the city. The park commemorates the greatness of socialist Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia. It covers a total area of 76 acres and has four entrances in the form of four courtyards across the lengths and breadt...

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Eco Park, Lucknow
7 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Eco park is one of the newest parks situated in Geeta Palli, Lucknow, Uttar Pradresh. It is among one of the popular parks in Lucknow, located 7 kms from the city centre.

The park has lush green surrounding with an artistic touch. The park is spread in a whooping 112 acres and is visited by a large number of families every year. it has a walking path of around 13kms. the major attraction here is the unique architechure of the entrance plaza, which ecohes from the sound of footsteps. there are other highlights as well such as rock garden, fountains, a wide variety of flora which ul...

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Farangi Mahal, Lucknow
4.9 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Firangi Mahal is located between Victoria Road and the Chowk in Lucknow. The grand monumental building got its name from the fact that it belonged to Europeans, called Firangis. It, in fact, belonged to a French businessman named Neal who lived here with other French traders during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. Located at 4. 9 Kms from Lucknow Junction and can be reached under half an hour via the Aishbagh and Water Works Road. One can visit this palatial building resembling Islamic Architecture from its interiors and exterior, the Monument was once upon a time a very important learn...

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Gandhi Museum, Lucknow
4.5 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Gandhi Musuem is a museum to remember Mahatma Gandhi which is located near Shaheed Smarak in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It was established on 28th July, 1973. It is located within city limits and is 4. 5 kms from city center.

The Gandhi Musuem in Lucknow was set up by Uttar Pradesh Gandhi Smarak on 28th July, 1973. The museum was established to pay triube to and celebrate the life of ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi. Situated near the Shaheed Smarak, the place has nearly 250 photographs of Mahatma Gandhi that are arranged in a sequential way. The picture covers the voyage of Ma...

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Gautam Buddha Park is one of the older and most famous parks in the city of Lucknow. Located at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg, the park is situated at a distance of 4. 9 Kms from the Lucknow City centerThe park is renowned for its rides and its beautiful environment.

The Gautam Buddha Park was developed by the Lucknow Development Authority in the year 1980. The park is spread across an area of 10 acres. It is believed that Gautam Buddha spent a major part of his life in this area of Uttar Pradesh and the city of Lucknow was originally called Nucklow; a name which was derived from the nai...

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Globe Park, Lucknow
Within Lucknow city limits
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A small recreation area in the Old Town of Lucknow, the Globe Park is a park that attracts tourists from all over. The park is located next to the Begum Hazarat Mahal Park and offers spectacular views of various continents on a huge globe. The park is situated within city limits of Lucknow.

The park is a famous tourist attraction in Lucknow because of its globe sphere which represents all the continents, islands, oceans and seas. The park is the best place for people who are keen learners and school students as it provides information regarding the geography of the world and its con...

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Gomti Riverfront Park, Lucknow
3 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Gomti Riverfront is a newly constructed park with some great asthetic appeal located in Jimau, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It was inaugrated by the honourable CM of Uttar Pradesh on 16th october, 2016. The park is open for public and is located around 3kms near the city centre.

Gomti Riverfront Park was constructed with the concern of preservation and develpoment of river Gomti, which is considered as the lifeline of Uttar Pradesh. The lush Green environment around the banks of Gomti river which is around 15kms long has been created as per International Standards. the park stretches ove...

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Haathi Park, Lucknow
4 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Haathi park is a public park which is quite large in size. It is located in Daliganj, Lucknow. It is loacted at a distance of 4 kms from the city centre.

Haathi park is a beautiful park to visit with kids and family. The main attraction of the park is two large sized elephant made entirely of concrete. the elephant structures are old which has staircase which leads you upstairs it has a lush greenry all around making it a perfect place for spending some alone time or quality time with your children. The large grounds are enjoyed for the fun outdoor activities. it has a variety of sw...

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Hari Om Mandir, Lucknow
Within Lucknow city limits
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Hari Om Mandir is a temple located near Lalbagh in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It was founded by a small team of Sindhi devotees on 7th November, 1954. It is located within city limits and is 1 km away from city center.

Hari Om Mandir is a Hindu temple located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and was established on 7th November, 1954. A small team of Sindhi devotees set out to create a history and with a vision of building a temple, they purchased 0. 5 acre of land on Quinton Road, Lalbagh in Lucknow and the foundation of Hari Om Mandir was laid down. The foundation of the land was laid down...

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Hazratganj Market is one of the oldest markets in the city of Lucknow. It was established in 1810 by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, who had acquired the throne with the help of the British in January 1798. Named after Hazrat Ali, the fourth caliph, the market has several lanes that were frequented by lovers of music, perfumes and poetry. The market was a favourite among British officials, Nawabs, and zamindars for leisurely walks. Located at the Vidhan Sabha Marg, Block E of Lalbagh, Hazratganj and is 3. 5 Kms from the Lucknow Junction, the market can be reached in under 15 mins via Guru Gobindsingh M...

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Also known as Husainabad Clock Tower, Gantaghar is a 221 feet tall clock tower situated in Lucknow. The Gantaghar is located in Lucknow city-limits. Gantaghar is a twenty-minute drive from the Lucknow city-centre or it is just 5. 3 kms distant. The renowned tower is a major landmark of the city’s heritage.

Lucknow is better known as the City of Nawabs. The city has many monuments and memorials constructed by Nawabs. And standing tall between them is Gantaghar or Husainabad Clock Tower. Between Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara, this striking clock tower stands amidst a green fiel...

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The foundation stone of Indira Gandhi planetarium was laid on 28th Feb 1988 by Late Veer Nahadur Singh, ex-chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The planetarium is located within the city limits, on the bank of river Gomti. It is also known as Taramandal show.

The building of Indira Gandhi Planetarium is fully air-conditioned and has shape of Saturn Planet with 5 rings around it. It is the only building in the world with such shape. The main auditorium of the building is present in the first floor of the building and have diameter of 15 metre. It has a display gallery where there are va...

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Located in Gomti Nagar extension, Part-1, within the limits of the Lucknow city, the Janeshwar Mishra Park is the largest urban eco-space in the world. It is said that the park attempts to emulate Hyde Park of London. It lies between Lucknow and Faizabad Northern Railway line in north-eastern side and rich fertile plains of River Gomti on southern side. Regular bus services from the city are readily available, and pre-paid taxis are never inaccessible in the city. The farthest of stretches are approximately 6 kms away from the city.

Under the effective diligence of the Lucknow Dev...

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The Juma Masjid of Lucknow or also known as the Shahi Jama Masjid was built with the intension to surpass the Jama Masjid of Delhi in size and be the most beautiful and magnificient mosque in India. Located at Husainabad, Tahseenganj which is around 6 Kms from Lucknow Junctiona and can be mapped under half an hour via Subhash Marg. The Juma Masjid of Lucknow is one of the most beautiful mosques in India with a blend of both Muslim and Hindu Architecture.

Construction of the Juma Masjid of Lucknow started in 1839 by His Majesty King Mohammad Ali Shah Bahadur (3rd King of Oudh) with ...

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Kukrail Forest Reserve
10 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Kukrail Forest Reserve was set up in the year 1978 to breed and preserve the endangered crocodile species. Located on the picnic spot road, Kukrail Forest Reserve is ideal for picnicking in a wild background. The Kukrail Forest Reserve is around 10 Kms from Lucknow City and can be reached in under half an hour by the Vidhan Sabha Marg or the Picnic Spot Road. The center in Kukrail collects the eggs of crocodiles from the banks of Ramganga, Suheli, Girwa and Chambal Rivers and breed them artificially.

In Uttar Pradesh, crocodiles are found in the Ramganga, Suheli, Girwa and Chambal ...

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Lucknow Zoo
4 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan earlier known as Prince of Wales Zoological Garden or more popularly known as Lucknow Zoo is a 71. 6 acre 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 Lucknow Zoo was established in 1921 to commemorate the visit of His Highness, the Prince of Wales to Lucknow, the idea of establishinf a zoo came from Sir Harcourt Butler, the then Governor. The Lucknow Zoo is located inside the city and is an exact 4 Kms from the Lucknow Junction, the distance can be covered in around 20 mins...

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One of the ancient and sacred places, Kudia Ghat is the only embankment at the banks of Gomti River, Machchhi Bhavan (Lucknow).

This ghat is named after Rishi Kaundilya, who had established his Ashram near the river bank in early times and was rebuilt in 1990 and has astrategic location surrounded by the old monuments. This aesthetic Ghat, has a cupola-covered, sandstone-paved platform which isjust off the access road and it leads down to a leafy strip along the riverbank.
Swimming is enjoyed by most people here and particularly during festival of Kartik Purnima millions...

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Maharaja Agarsen Park Aishbagh
Within Lucknow city limits

ÿþMaharaja Agarsen Park Aishbagh lies in the Aishbagh district of Lucknow. Agrasen was a legendary Indian king (Maharaja) of Agroha, a city of traders. Maharaja Agarsen Park Aishbagh is situated in Tilak Nagar area of Lucknow. <br /><br />Agarsen Park Aishbagh is one of the oldest parks of Luck...

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Maharaja Bijli Pasi Quila is a historic fort located in the city of Lucknow. The fort is one of the 12 forts built by the Pasi king, Maharaja Shakti.

Maharaja Bijli Pasi Quila is a preserved ruined mound with lush green vegetation and trees. The ruins also house a monument of Maharaja Bijli Pasi.

Maharaja Bijli Pasi Quila can be visited during timings 4:00 AM - 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM - 4:00PM. The best time to visit is during early morning hours. ...

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Situated close to some of the most popular monuments of Lucknow, Mankameshwar Temple is a temple that leaves the tourists spellbound with its beauty. Located between the Daliganj and Hasanganj area of Lucknow, tourists can reach the place by hiring an auto rickshaw or a cab. It is located at a distance of 4kms from Lucknow city center.

The temple is a popular tourist attraction because of its location and apart from that, it is the first temple in India to get a women priest named Arunima Singh. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is said to fulfill everyone's wishes and is located ...

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Marine Drive, Lucknow
8 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Marine drive is a strip long the Gomti River in the Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow. The spectacular road strip of the Marine Drive is infamous among the youngsters of the city for hanging out and relax. The place is situated near the banks of the river Gomti, making it a perfect place for the visitors to experience the site of sunset and sunrise. Gomti Nagar, where the Marine Drive stretches is an approximately 8 Kms from Lucknow Junction and can be reached in under half an hour via the Lohia Path.

Gomti Nagar is a very well planned locale in Lucknow, known as the IT and Commercial hu...

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The Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden is located in the heart of the Lucknow city, and every mode of conveyance within the city limits, will take you to this place. Buses and even more, auto rickshaws are mostly preferred as a mode of conveyance in the city.

Spread over an area of 71 acre, it is however, commonly known as the Lucknow Zoological Garden, or even as something even more minimalistic, the Lucknow Zoo. It has been categorized as a Large Zoo by The Central Zoo Authority of India. The Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens was established in the year 1921 to commemorate...

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Nibu Park, Lucknow
5 kms from Lucknow city limits

Nibu Park is one of the regular parks situated near Rumi gate. Nibu Park is located in Lucknow city-limits. The tourist attraction is just 5 kms away from the city center.

It is a children park; it contains swings of many kinds. The park is covered with lush green grass. Entering the park, one can experience the cold climate and refresh their mind. The park contains Grass Sculptures, Trees, Meadow and Picnic spots. It has a lot of fun time like playgrounds, laws and toy trains for kids. One should visit Bhool Bhulaiya, Rumi Darwaza and Bara Imambara when they visit Nibu Park.
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Parijaat Tree, Lucknow
73 kms from Lucknow city limits
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The Parijaat tree is a sacred baobab tree in the village of Kintoor, near Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India, about which there are several legends. It is located at a distance of 73 kms from Lucknow city. It is a protected tree situated in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, India. By the order of local district magistrate, any kind of damage to the tree is strictly prohibited. The tree is known as baobab in modern science which is originated in Sub-sahara Africa and hence its presence in the fertile land of India makes it rare. Also the age of the tree is still not determined, which makes it q...

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Picture Gallery often referred as the Husainabad Picture Gallery, is one of the most renowned tourist attractions in the Lucknow City. It is situated at a distance of 5. 7 Kms from the Lucknow City and can be reached via Mahatma Gandhi Marg in mere 15 minutes by a personal Vehicle. It is the oldest Picture Gallery in all of Lucknow.

The Husainabad Picture Gallery was built by the third Nawab of Awadh, Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah in the year of 1838. It was previously used as a Royal summer house for the Nawab and his family. The picture gallery is housed inside the massive construction...

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Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow
Within Lucknow city limits
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Ramakrishna Math is a popular religious site in the city of Lucknow. The new temple was constructed adjacent to the old shrine and opened on 2nd February, 1987. The temple is built in marble, a favourite of the Mughal architect emperor Shah Jahan. The marble has been especially obtained from the mines of Bundi and Makrana. To add an element of contrast, a style innovated by the Mughals, (using red sandstone along with marble) has been adopted in this temple.

The figures from mythology such as the Shankha (conch shell), Chakra (disc), Padma (lotus), Trishul (Trident), Damaru (drum) ...

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Regional Science City(RSC) is a center for science, designed and developed by the National Council of Science Museums(NCSM). The science museum is a 25-minute drive from the center of Lucknow, or it is 6. 4 kms from Lucknow city center.

A place where one can learn with fun in a place over five and a half acre of a lush green beautiful landscape is Lucknow's Regional Science City(RSC). The Regional Science City provides the students an opportunity to play with some outdoor miniatures on physics and live animals. It is the first science museum in the country to have a gallery on huma...

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Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow
4.6 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Better known as the City of Nawabs, Lucknow is home for art and architecture. Lucknow has numerous monuments in its territory built by various rulers and by multiple dynasties. Among those, Rumi Darwaza is an excellent construction by the Nawab ruler, Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784. The monument is 4. 6 kms from Lucknow city center. It is located in Lucknow city limits. Rumi means Roman. It is assumed that the gate is called Rumi gate because it was shaped after the gateways of Istanbul. Istanbul was called under the name Constantinople and was the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

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Safed Baradari, Lucknow
Within Lucknow city limits
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Located in Lucknow city-limits, Safed Baradari is one of the major tourist attractions built by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. The site is located in Qaiserbagh of Uttar Pradesh. The tourist attraction is 2 kilometres away from the city limits. Tourists visit the place in large numbers daily. Baradari in Hindi means barah(twelve) and Dwara(doors). It literally translates to twelve doors.

Previously known as Qasr-ul-Aza, the Nawab of Oudh built the monument in 1854. At present, it is used as a wedding hall. British annexed the Oudh from Nawabs in 1856. Britishers held the court for petitions...

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Satkhanda, Lucknow
5.3 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Satkhanda is a historic monument in Lucknow. The name literally translates to seven storeys although, only four floors of the tower are constructed. It is situated in Husainabad, 5. 3 kms from Hazratganj, the city centre of Lucknow, near Chota Imambara.

The construction of this four storied tower began during the reign of King Mohammed Ali Shah (1837 - 42). Made up of red bricks, this tower is greatly influenced by the leaning tower of Pisa. The ground floor is the tallest with a height of 10 feet. The total height is around 5 feet with each floor having length and breadth lesser tha...

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Shaheed Smarak is one of the most influential monuments in the city of Lucknow. Located on the Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Shaheed Smarak is at a mere distance of 2. 9 Km from the Lucknow City. The massive marble structure is one of the major tourist attractions in the city.

Shaheed Smarak was built on the bank of the Gomti River by the Lucknow Development Authority in 1970. This spectacular monument was constructed to commemorate the memory of thousands of unknown and unsung Indians who lost their lives in the first freedom struggle of the country in the year of 1857. People of Lucknow, ...

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Located in Lucknow, Shahi Baoli is a water pond constructed by the Nawab of Oudh, Nawab Asif-ud-daula. The tourist attraction is just 5 kms away from the city. A huge amount of visitors tour the Shahi Baoli whenever they visit Lucknow.

Nawabs introduced their type of architecture during the 18th century and Lucknow is still reminiscent about it. Shahi Baoli is one of the architectural delights as it constitutes the Indo=Islamic style of architecture. The credit of designing the Baoli goes to Kifayat-Ullah, who was one of the most skilful architects of the 18th century. The structur...

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Sikandar Bagh was built by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, Nawab of Awadh in the memory of Queen Sikandar. It is located within the city limits and is present at the centre of the city. The architect of the palace was Gulam Ali Raza Khan and Sabit Ali. During the Indian rebellion Sikandar Bagh was used as a stronghold of sepoy mutineers during the siege of britishers in Lucknow. Around 2200 soldiers have died here.

Sikandar Bagh has a palace and garden enclosed by fortified walls with loopholes, gateways and bastions. It has a land area of about 4. 5 acre. The architecture of the palace is v...

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St Paul's Catholic Church, Lucknow
Within Lucknow city limits

Situated in the Lucknow cantonment area close to the Dilkusha Post office and the protestant All Saints Garrison Church, St. Paul's Church is one of the most important churches in Lucknow. The church compound also houses a School and a seminary.

On May 10th 1862, blessed the chapel of the church which was hardly completed then. This Cantonment church at Dilkusha was built by Government and is a part of Diocese of Lucknow and follows Roman Rite. St Paul's college named after the church was established in 1957 and is affiliated to the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delh...

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Amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and lanes of Hazratganj, St, Joseph's Cathedral stands tall with divinity and splendour. If you are on a tour of the historical city of Lucknow, this church should definitely be on your list of must-visit places. As soon as you step into the church complex, which also houses a popular school, you will see grand steps leading to the door of the church. Just before the entrance, you will witness a tall and magnificent statue of Jesus Christ, with arms wide open, which seems to welcome you to this holy place.

The church was built in the...

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State Museum Lucknow
Within Lucknow city limits
HistoryArt

The State Museum Lucknow is a perfect place to satisfy the historyphile in you. It has everything ranging from art and archeology to painting to manuscripts. It is located in a four storey building in the heart of Lucknow, Hazratganj. Earlier the museum was situated in Chattar Manzil and Lai Baradari. It was shifted to its current location in 1963.

The State Museum Lucknow was built in 1863 and is the largest and the oldest museum of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated in Banarsi Bagh, Hazratganj, Central Lucknow. Originally, it showcased a collection of Awadh art and contemporary object o...

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Taluqdar Hall, Lucknow
5.6 kms from Lucknow city limits
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Past the Great Imambara, through the Rumi Darwaza, on the right handside of the road, lies the Husainabad Park wherein are several buildings of historical importance. The Taluqdars' Hall, a rectangular red brick building, characterised by ornamental terracotta coloured iron pillars. It was built by King Muhammad Ali Shah, who reigned from 1837-1842. Taluqdar Hall is located at a distance of 5. 6 Kms from the Lucknow Junction and can be reached within half an hour via the Subhash Marg.

Taluqdar Hall is housed in a small part of the terracotta coloured building that was built by the ...

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The Residency is the most famous tourist attraction in the city of Lucknow. Located on the MG Road in the cantonment area, the Residency is situated at a distance of mere 3. 1 Km from the City center of Lucknow and can be reached in just 10 minutes via the Mahatma Gandhi Marg by a personal vehicle. The Residency is renowned for its monuments and its rich history.

The Residency also referred as the British Residency and Residency Complex is a group of several buildings which served as the residence of the British General who was a representative in the court of the Nawab. Built on ...

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The Vidhan Sabha the Legislative Assembly is the lower house (in states with bicameral) or the sole house (in unicameral states) of the state legislature in the different states of India. The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral legislature (or say Vidhan Sabha is the lower house of Vidhan Bhavan) of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Vidhan Bhawan is located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. The state is one of the few in the country which has a bicameral legislature also called Vidhan Bhavan with two houses -the lower and the upper. The lower hou...

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