LUCKNOW TRAVEL – VENTURING INTO THE CITY OF NAWABS
When pleasant breeze of aromatic flavor food intimidates your senses, you must deduce that you’ve reached the food capital of India, Lucknow. Lucknow travel will hit you hard with its gastronomy! Enjoy the city’s delish food, chivalrous ambiance and plush culture with a tint of its poetic monuments and gilded artistry. You will have to live like a Lucknowi while in Lucknow because that is the only way you will add soul to your experience.
So, read on for the insights of the city through the eyes of a Lucknowi.
TOP MONUMENTS TO VISIT IN THE CITY
EXPLORING THE REAL LUCKNOW
Bara Imambada- The Labyrinth
A prayer- hall namely ‘Badshahi Mosque’ which was the last of its kind to not to incorporate European elements stands sturdy in midst of the largest city of the state. This maze-structure (Bhool Bhulaiya) built by Nawab Asaf-Ud-daula is believed to have 1024 routes to reach the terrace and only one to return.
The architecture of the Imambara shows artistic proficiency of ornamental Mughal architecture with its summit (the terrace) showcasing the most placid view of the city.
Festooned with glitzy chandeliers and raiza, this terrific edifice built by Muhammad Ali Shah manifests his silver throne and red crown. This complex is yet another praying hall with two undersized replicas of the Taj Mahal stationing into its gardens. This serene beauty is no further to the tallest clock-tower and is at an approachable distance from the Hussainabad picture gallery.
Plan your day perfectly to take pleasure from this amazing composition and its adjoining establishments.
The evidence of the past- The British Residency
The city of Lucknow boasts the ruins of its famous historical landmark which gave refuge to over 3000 British residents during the revolt of 1857. Do sign in to visit of the tomb of Sadat Ali Khan, Kaisarbargh Palace and an observatory built for British astronomer, Colonel Wilcox.
The Chattar Manzil – The umbrella palace
Palace to the rulers of Awadh and their wives, the Chattar Manzil was built by the order of Nawab Ghazi Uddin Haider. Its scenic presence on the banks of river Gomti with the umbrella-shaped dome is quite breath-taking. You can certainly spend hour dedicating to notice the European influence on the building and its relevance with all the other Indo-Mughal designed buildings in Lucknow.
IN SPOTLIGHT: THE FESTIVALS OF LUCKNOW
A 10-day grandeur of celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the city plays into action during the months of February and March. Finger-licking delicacies, cultural and religious art forms along with exquisitely handcrafted goodies are some of the die –for traditions of this fest. The city comes to live by dressing up like royalties and embracing the sumptuousness of its fortune.
If you land in Lucknow during these 10 days then enthusiastically participating in the event will certainly give an edge to your travel experience.