The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, is a historical hub. Previously ruled by the Nawabs, Lucknow is also known as the “city of Tehzeeb”. Keeping this history alive, the city of Lucknow breathes glory. Owing to the marvelous and historical constructions across the city, it’s also sometimes referred to as the architectural city of India. Here is what Lucknow has in store for you:
An architectural marvel, Bada Imambara is thronged by both locals and tourists. Constructed by Saf ud Daula in 1784, this is one of the few buildings in Lucknow that does not have European influence. Bara Imambara is renowned for two things, the hall which is over 15 meters tall with the largest arch in the world, and the Bhool Bhulaiya.
The Lucknow zoo has a story of its own. Opened with an aim of spreading awareness about nature and wildlife conservation, at present the zoo houses 447 mammals, 348 birds and 57 reptiles. The most interesting feature of this zoo is the touch table programme where visitors are educated on subjects like skin of animals, eggs of birds, tusks of elephants, and much more.
The structure served as a refuge for approximately 3000 British inhabitants during the sepoy mutiny. After the Britishers left India, the building was left as it was and the walls still remind us about that time with the bullet and cannon ball scars. The residency’s ground also holds the graves of 2000 British soldiers who died during the tussle. The main building has been turned into a museum which is a must visit for all tourists.
Another thing that Lucknow is well known for is its food. More than 100 years old, Tunday Kababi has been serving delectable kebabs at pocket friendly prices for over a century. Going by the quality of food and its taste, it is not surprising that people visit Lucknow just to gorge on delicious kababs and biryanis. Missing out on this is like missing out on the core essence of Lucknow.
The banks of Gomti River are solace. The place is calm and peaceful. Away from the bustling crowd, it is a perfect getaway if you are looking for some solitude. The weather here is pleasant and rejuvenating.
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