By: Postbull - Last Upadte April 26, 2019
Have you ever fantasized about spicy and yummy chaat, kebabs, biryanis and delicious sweets? Are you a lover of art, culture, poetry, heritage monuments, embroidery (chikankaari) and music? then Lucknow is one of the places where you can find all of these things in one place.
Lucknow is capital of Uttar Pradesh and the architectural hub of North India Earliest name of Lucknow is Lakhanpur or Lakhimpur and it was gifted by Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana after their period of exile from the forest. Lucknow was ruled by Nawabs of Awadh (Oudh) and Britishers. The golden period of Lucknow under the Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula. Situated under the bank of river Gomti, the city is famous for its hospitality and language. One phrase completely defines the city for Nawab, Aadaab ('respect'), Kebab and Shabab ('beauty').
You can visit anytime in any month for visiting Lucknow, but for more comfortable and pleasant travel and stay follow this useful information.
Summers in Lucknow are usually hot and dry. Best time to visit Lucknow in summers is until March and April. Months like May, June and July are not much comfortable for travelling. During this season, temperature varies from 35 to 45 degrees Celsius in its hottest months.
Lucknow in winters is pleasant and sunny. The nights are cold and foggy. The temperature in winter stays between 7 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius. Winter is the best time to visit Lucknow.
Monsoon too is a good time to visit Lucknow. Moderate rainfall takes place in the city, but the weather stays pleasant. The temperature during monsoon ranges from 25 degree Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius.
This beautiful Mughal architecture was built by the 4th Nawab of Awadh - Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula. Bara Imambara is also known as Asfi Imambara. The Bara Imambara is one of the most famous monuments of the city. You can explore religious centres like the Asif Mosque, Shahi Bawali, Rumi Darwaja, The grave of Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula and Bhulbhulaiya. The Imambara is primarily known for its incredible maze, known as Bhul Bhulaiya locally, which is located on the upper floor of the monument. The central hall of the Imambara is said to be the largest arched hall in the world. Bara Imambara is made up of Lucknavi bricks and no wood and metals have been used for its construction. The roof of the Imambara is made up of rice husk which makes this structure unique.
Another name of this most beautiful and magnificent building is Imambara of Hussainabad. The Chhota Imambara was initially a congregation hall for Shia Muslims that was built by Muhammad Ali Shah, who was the third Nawab of Awadh, in the year 1838. The building has the tomb of his Nawab who is buried alongside his mother. Amalgamation of Charbagh, Indo-Islamic and Persian structural and architectural designs make this monument outstanding. The walls are adorned with Arabic calligraphy and never fail to catch your attention.
British Residency's vicinity is surrounded by groups of buildings which were built by and during the time of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, the ruler of Lucknow during 1800 AD. Later on, this building serves as the residence of the British Officials of the East India Company who were posted in Lucknow. This national monument is also regarded as one of the major sites of the Revolt of 1857 and the historic battle known as the siege of Lucknow.
This place is best for shopping and food lovers, if you are one of them so don't forget to visit the central shopping district of Lucknow Hazratganj. The old and heritage Indian market of Hazratganj contains several shops like jewellery, handicrafts, handloom, electronics, automobiles and you can also visit various shopping malls, restaurants, movie theatres and a library. Evening and night is the best time for ganjing.
This iconic memorial and renowned Park in Lucknow is seated in a posh locality of Gomti Nagar. Ambedkar Park is a tribute to the lives of those people who devoted their lives to equality, social justice and humanity. Here, you will see effigies of great Indian leaders like that of Birsa Munda, Shahuji Maharaj, Jyotirao Phule, Narayana Guru, Bhimrao Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram. Eye-catching area of this the park is Ambedkar Stupa, it consists of many statues portraying the story of Dr B.R Ambedkar. Pratibimb Sthal is beyond imagination, it is the entrance to the attraction and is aligned with statues of 62 elephants on each side.
Make your plan according to your own time schedules and explore the city of Nawaab and find out about how is the mehmannawazi (Hospitality) of the city. Lucknow has many places to visit but for one day these places are definitely worth watching.
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