Located in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is frequently referred to as the “City of Nawabs.” Under the able guidance of the Nawab of Awadh, the city grew exponentially during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, quickly emerging as India’s artistic and cultural hub. Lucknow, the second-largest city in North India and the country’s eleventh-largest overall, is the ideal location to witness some of the most astounding examples of ancient architecture.
In addition to having a fascinating past, the city is a paradise for foodies. A haven for delicious foods like the Galouti Kebab, Boti Kabab, Tunday Kebab, Biryani, and more!
Some of the Famous Tourist Attractions in Lucknow:
The magnificent Bara Imambara is one of Lucknow’s most exquisite and well-known tourist attractions. Tourists come to visit the splendor of the stunning maze on the top floor of the monument till date, it is largely responsible for the fame of this monument. The monument is said to be the largest structure in the world that has an unsupported construction of pillars. No type of wood or metal was used in the construction of the Bara Imambara. As a result, it is regarded as a top architectural wonder that displays beautiful old Mughal architecture.
BRITISH RESIDENCY OF LUCKNOW
The British East India Company’s generals were based in The Residency, commonly referred to as the Residential Complex. The British residential complex served as the British refugee camp until the uneasy hours came to an end during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, when the Indians rose up against the control of the British East India Company. There are three levels of the residency. Offices, libraries, the Begum Kothi, a mosque, and a restaurant that is no longer there were once housed there. A marble slab commemorating each soldier who took part in the Indian uprising is mounted on one of the residence’s walls. Additionally, it has a historic banquet hall with impressive wall and pillar carvings.
The Rumi Darwaza Lucknow is a spectacular doorway in Lucknow’s old city that stands sixty feet tall. When touring Lucknow’s other two famous monuments, the Bara Imambara Lucknow and Chhota Imambara, you may easily find the monument because it is located perfectly between them. The Nawab Oudh, Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, constructed this magnificent gateway. Because the Rumi Darwaza was modeled after Turkey’s Bab-i-Humayun entryway, it is also known as the Turkish gate.
Culture, Dance & Art
Lucknow is well known for its tourism festival Lucknow Mahotsav, which is held every year in late November or early December and features performances of the city’s culture and heritage, particularly Kathak Dance.
Like every Indian city, there are numerous ‘chowks’, or open-air markets, selling food, clothing, jewelry, and other handicrafts. These markets are often located in or near the city center. Particularly noteworthy were the elaborate embroideries on the gorgeous textiles and the enamel work on the boxes.
Chikan work, a specific type of needlework that comes from the City of Nawabs, Lucknow is an iconic hand work that is on every tourist’s to-do list when they visit the city.
Ada’s main store spans more than 20,000 square feet and offers a broad selection of embroidery work of various categories. In our boutiques, we recreate an elaborate, all-encompassing royal Awadhi atmosphere to improve the shopping experience for our customers as they select their favorite Lucknowi dress or accessory.
Ada has been working with more than 30,000 craftsmen and have already sent Lucknowi crafts to more than 10,000 Indian pin codes and more than 80 countries.
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