10 Reasons to visit Lucknow

Lucknow is called as the beautiful city and this place still retains its old world charm. The tour to Lucknow will truly be a memorable experience, when you travel to India. While arranging for tour to Lucknow, you can enjoy the sightseeing tours, make sure that you visit the following tourist attractions that are worth seeing. The exquisite monuments that were built during the ancient times are still restored and one can easily see and cherish this place. So, here’s a quick snapshot on tourist attractions as a part of Lucknow tours.

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Bara Imambara

The Bara Imambara was built in the year 1784 by the fourth Nawab of Awadh and it is known as Asaf-Ud-Daula. The place is built as a part of a relief project for a major famine that took place in the year 1784.

British Residency, Lucknow

The British Residency Lucknow is an eminent historical landmark of this city. This place lies in the ruins and it has been declared as the protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Chattar Manzil

It is one of the imposing structures that was built by the Nawab of Lucknow. This place is a very famous tourist attraction of Lucknow. The most special thing about the Chattar Manzil of Lucknow is the strikingly different architecture.

Jama Masjid

This mosque was built in the year 1423, Sultan Ahmed Shah constructed Jama Masjid in Lucknow. This place is built entirely with yellow sandstone and it is eminent for its intricate design and architecture.

Rumi Darwaza

The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is one of the most impressive architectural structures located in India. It was constructed in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. The Rumi Darwaza is an example of architectural style of Awadh.


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Clock Tower

This is located between the Bara Imambara and Chhota Imambara is the clock tower. The huge tower was constructed by Nawab Nasir-ud-Din Haider in the year 1880. The clock tower of Lucknow has now reached upto a staggering height of 221 feet and it is the tallest Clock tower in India. The clock tower has the biggest fit clock that cost government around 1.75 lakhs during that era.


Moti Mahal

The Moti Mahal in Lucknow is known for the most beautiful monuments of India. The Nawab of Lucknow constructed the same. The Lucknow Moti Mahal is also called as the Palace of Pearls. This place is situated on the borders of Gomti and provides spectacular view of the city of Nawabs. The Nawabs used this place to view the birds during leisure. There are four buildings that comprise the whole construction.

The two other buildings are also called as Shah Manzil and Mubarak Manzil. The two buildings were added later by Nawab Ghazi-ud-din-Haider. These were used by Nawab to view animal combats and animal fights. The Moti Mahal is preserved till date by the concerned authorities and it is one of the most tourist destinations in Lucknow.


Tila is the original site of the town and it was actually at Lakshmana Tila. The story dates back to the times when the brother of Lord Rama laid foundation of the modern city of Lucknow. This place was known as Lakshmanpur then. This place is supposed to be one of the earliest sites of human settlements.

Hussainabad Imambara

The Hussainabad Imambara is a major tourist attraction of Lucknow. The monument was built by Mohammed Ali Shah in the year 1837. The tombs of Mohammed Ali Shah and his mother is located over here. The walls of the monument are decorated with Arabic verses and have been carved beautifully by efficient craftsman. The structure has an imposing white colored dome and pillars nad minarets. The interiors of the monument are worth watching. They have been decorated beautifully with elaborate chandeliers, mirrors with gold frame, majestic throne of the King. There are small miniatures of Taj Mahal on the entire side of the monument. The Hussainabad Imambara is decorated beautifully during the festival of Moharam. The whole structure is bordered with thousands of bulbs that renders a royal look when illuminated in the evening.

How to reach Lucknow

Reaching Lucknow is quiet simple as it is located at a very strategic place that is easily accessible. There are several options to choose from for traveling to Lucknow. To know more about how to reach to this place, read further:

By Air

Lucknow can be easily assessed by air as the place has its own independent airport. The airport at Lucknow is situated at a distance of 14 kilometers from the city center at a place called Amausi. Flights operate from Amausi to nearby areas like Delhi, Patna, Ranchi

By Rail

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There are two main railway junctions at Lucknow. One is at City center itself and the other is at Charbagh, which is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the city center. Trains from all major places near and around Lucknow.

Originally posted 2013-05-14 21:23:31.

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