Places to Visit in Lucknow, Tourist Destination Sightseeing
Fabled monument steeped in history .Adab and legendary hospitality. World renowned art of slow cooking. Lucknow Gharana -which has produced world acclaimed classical dancers, vocalists and musicians, kite flying competitions. Classical handicrafts and Exquisite evenings, Lucknow is all this and more. It’s busting metropolis with modern hotels ,ritzy shopping arcades and exotic eating joints.
Truely , there are many splendorous facets to this charming city which retains much of its old-world charm.
Lucknow derives its name from Lakshmana (the brother of Rama, the hero of the epic, the Ramayana ), who lived here towards the end of life.Lucknow entered contemporary history in the 18th century when as the kingdom od Oudh(Awadh), it brohe away from Mughal Empire. In less than a century (during which period Lucknow became symbolic of a unique culture and way of life), the last Nawab lost his throne to the East India Company. Lucknow played a great part in the 1st World war of independence.
Lucknow ,which played a major role in India’s history and the great Mutiny, has history rewritten i its historical monuments and large mausoleums. It also claim of 2 golf courses , one which is situated inside a nature & environment park having exotic species of animals and birds. The city also boasts of some of the finest conference facilities. Super-delux hotels provide you with the best amenities for holding a truely international conference or convention.
Tourist Places to visit in Lucknow : –
Built in 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula as a famine relief project, it is one of the largest vaulted galleries in the world. The absence of the beams and pillars in the huge main hall is an architectural achievement. It is also famous for the Bhul-Bhulaiya, a maze of labyrinths with usual acoustics. Top in the list of tourist places to visit in Lucknow.
Also built by Asaf-ud-Daula at the Entrance to the great Imambara.
Hussainabad (Chhota) Immambara built in a florid Saracenic style with a dome, turrets and minarets. The Tazias(replicas of the tomb of Imam Hussain) are its great attraction. Built by Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah, the Building is ornate in design and has colourful stuccos, the king throne, chandeliers and gilt-edged mirrors.
Built in 1800 for the British Resident, this group of buildings became the stage for the 1857 Mutiny.
Built by Wajid Ali Shah with buildings a pavilion set in a pool.
Kukrail Reserve Forest
This picnic spot has been developed by the forest department. There is a deer park and one of the crocodile nurseries of India. A children’s Park, cafeteria and rest house have been added to this. One can see spotted deer, black bucks, samphars and a variety of birds in their natural habitat. Top in the list of tourist places to visit in Lucknow.
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
43 km from Lucknow ,on the Lucknow- Kanpur highway, this bird sanctuary attracts rare Siberian migratory birds. Top in the list of tourist places to visit in Lucknow.
Lying 25 kms. from Lucknow, the tomb of Syed Haji Waris Shah as Deva Sharief. A religious place for both Hindus and Muslims, it attracts a large number of devotees during October and November when a festival is organised on a large scale.
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