Lucknow is a wonderful city that is known for its old world charm. The historical monuments that were constructed during the ancient times are preserved even today to glimpse. Complete your Lucknow sightseeing trip by witnessing the attractions including British Residency, Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Chattar Manzil, Clock Tower, Moti Mahal etc
What to visit in Luckonw?
The Asafi Imambara, also known as the large Imambara or Bara Imambara is a mosque complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, in 1784. The building includes the large Asfi mosque, the bhul-bhulaiya (the labyrinth), and bowli, a step well with running water. Two imposing gateways lead to the main hall. It is said that there are 1024 ways to reach the terrace but only one to come back. It is an accidental architecture.
If Roman architecture could be sent a love-note, there is none better than the Rumi Darwaza. Originally the gate to Lucknow itself, the 60-feet plus gate was modelled after the Sublime Porte in Istanbul, or then-Constantinople. The shape of the majestic gate has been adopted as the logo of city itself, the heart and essence of Lucknow.
The Ruins Of Residency
The Residency was the estate of the-then British Resident General of the nawab’s court, and is an oasis of tranquility in the bustling city. Walk amongst the old oak trees while your guide tells you stories of impossible bravery and military history which marked the Great Siege of Lucknow and the first strike for India’s freedom.
What to visit in Hyderabad?
Hyderabad is a significant tourism, business and IT hub of India and is the beautiful capital of Andhra Pradesh. Often referred to be the ‘Pearl City’ of India. Hyderabad is the bustling metropolis that is richly endowed with distinct culture, tradition and attractions. This city features an interesting amalgam of both old and new that displays the authenticity and splendor of the land.
The name Golconda finds its root in “Golla Konda”, which means Shepherd’s Hill. The fort was originally constructed during the period of Yadava Dynasty. The Golconda fort dates back to 13th century. The acoustics effects are excellent in the fort. If you clap your hands at Fateh Darwaza, the sound can be clearly heard at Bala Hissar, which is located a kilometer away. The royal palaces and whispering walls are some of its main attractions.
The first tourist attraction that comes to mind when you think of Hyderabad is Charminar, which is located in the heart of the city. Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah constructed this monument in the year 1591. The architecture of Charminar reflects Cazia style. The four minarets are 48.7 meter tall. There is a mosque and 45 prayer spaces inside Charminar. Do not get discouraged by the crowd there if you want to have a feel of the old city and its culture.
This ancient mosque is more than 400 years old and was built by the founder of Hyderabad, Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah. He personally laid the foundation stone and planned the whole city around this mosque, making it the centerpiece of the same. The central arch of the mosque was built from the soil especially bought from Mecca and one of the rooms here is believed to have the hair of prophet Muhammad. A visit here is recommended for people of all faiths for its historic, religious and architectural importance.
Nehru zoological Park
The 300-acre park with over 1500 wildlife was established in the year 1959 and inaugurated in 1963. You will find lion, royal Bengal tiger, white tiger, rhinoceros, orangutan and a lot more. Reptiles such as Indian cobra, star tortoises, and giant tortoises are also here. Elephant rides are available to enjoy the lush greenery here. Some other main attractions in this area include Lion Safari Park, Children’s Train and Natural History Museum.
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