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 Lucknow?
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.
Chennai, with its long sandy white beaches, historic buildings and art centers offers a perfect ambience to view. There are several tourist attractions such as Vivekananda House, Government Museum, Victory War Memorial, The Big Mosque, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Covelong Beach, St. Thomas Mount etc captivates everyone’s eyes.While here, you can also enjoy the mouth-watering food and excursions from the land offers you a variegated experience of the scenic lands of Tamil Nadu.
What to visit in Chennai?
Kapaleeshwarar temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva based in Mylapore, Chennai. According to the Puranas, Shakti worshipped Shiva in the form of a peacock. Tourist across the country visited this place.
This is an amazing beach in Chennai, and is considered to be the longest in India and the second largest in the planet. Marina beach begins somewhere close to Fort Saint George and stretches 13 kilometres south. If you are looking to enjoy the beautiful sun of Chennai, you can head to Marina Beach and enjoy amusement rides, beach volley ball and fishing.
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
If you want to experience wildlife in Chennai, this is the place to be. Started in 1855, Arignar Anna Zoological Park was the first zoo to be established in India. With over 170 species of wild animals housed here, you can be certain that you will experience the best that wildlife has to offer. In this zoo, you can find animals like panther, tiger, lion, hyena and elephant among others. You can choose to take a lion safari or walk the park as you wish.
National Art Gallery
The National Art Gallery was started in the year 1907. Its unmistakable architecture that is made from red sandstone gives it a picturesque look. If you are a fan of art, you will totally love this place. Inside the National Art Gallery, you will find amazing handicrafts and ancient paintings as old as the 11th century.
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